Ratings and Reviews
soothing and moving. a true delight!
This is by far my favorite album by giovanni. The music makes you move with it and is absolutely amazing! There are also a few songs that a very calm and soothing yet they never ever get boring to listen to! I have listened to this album over and over again and I never get tired of listening to it. ABSOLUTELY TRANSFIXING!
by a Laswell fan
The best latin jazz album of all time
About Giovanni Hidalgo
Widely acknowledged among the greatest congueros of his generation, Giovanni Hidalgo was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1963, first taking up the drums five years later; the son of the noted percussionist Jose "Manengue" Hidalgo, he was educated in Latin rhythms from childhood onward, and as a teen regularly walked to local gigs with his congas strapped to his back. He soon caught the attention of the legendary Dizzy Gillespie, touring in his United Nations All-Star Orchestra for four years; Hidalgo also became a noted session player, recording with Freddie Hubbard, Paul Simon, and Mickey Hart's Planet Drum project. In 1992, he recorded his debut solo LP, Villa Hidalgo; Worldwide followed a year later, and for 1997's Hands of Rhythm, a collaboration with pianist Michel Camilo, Hidalgo earned a Grammy nomination in the Best Latin Jazz Album category. His Greatest Hits collection followed the next year. ~ Jason Ankeny