One of the massive Ron Carter
albums from the mid 70s – and a set of 4 open-ended modal tracks that hit a similar Latin/
but not Latin approach as the tracks on Coltrane's great Ole album. The group's a small one – featuring Carter
on bass, Billy Cobham on drums, Jay Berliner on guitar, Ralph
MacDonald on percussion, Roland Hanna on piano, and Hubert Laws on flute. Laws' playing is some of the best on the record – and his solos carry most of the songs nicely, a lot more nicely, in fact, than those on his own albums at the time. Leon Pendarvis makes a guest appearance playing electric piano on the cut "Arkansas", which is a bit funky – and other tunes include "El Noche Sol", "Sabado Sombrero", and "El Noche Sol".
(Japanese pressing, with obi! Cover isn't gatefold, but the overall package is great.)