Just a few months after the release of their live album, Grupo Fantasma already hits us with a new studio effort. If you are wondering if the energetic vibe of their live performances also filters true in their studio work, the answer is: "Si señor!". 'Sonidos Gold', roughly translates "golden sounds" and delivers no less than what the title promises. This is Latin music played the way yours truly likes it: punchy, with lots of percussion, a few horns and no mellowness. Once again Grupo Fantasma commands respect and collaborating first class musicians like saxophonist Maceo Parker, Fania All-Stars pianist Larry Harlow and Funkadelic/Parliament trombonist Greg Boyer prove this band is also respected in music circles!