Bobby Matos is a survivor and defender of certain Afro_ Antillean musical traditions which are indispensible roots of contemporary Latin Jazz. He brings a 'streets of New York' edge to his work and provides a fundamental element that too many young lions are skipping over. His group is an incubator for young talent and of course attracts old school veteranos as well. Que viva Bobby Matos and all the musicians who respect the origins of our music! -John Santos, Oakland,CA, June 2007.