As might be expected, this is music of great spirit and depth, full of exhilaration and beauty. The opening title track showcases the leader's marvelous piano (both acoustic and electric), soprano saxophone from Terry, and the crackling percussion. The Afro-Cuban flavor of that track is followed by "La Rumba Esta Buena" featuring the dramatic singing of Pedrito Martinez along with the leader's precise, yet passionate playing. "Yobo" is a marvelous jazz piano performance with the leader's appealing lyricism. Gary Thomas' tenor sax (and he takes a husky solo) and Linda Briceño's trumpet add spice to the rhythms of "Vladitimba."
Linda Briceño provides the charming vocal on "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square," with the leader effective applying the electric piano's tonality. It is another excellent performance on the varied and stimulating music heard on "No Limits For Tumbao," which will particularly delight fans of Latin jazz.
I received my review copy from a publicist. This review appeared in the November-December 2015 Jazz & Blues Report (Issue 363). Here is César Orozco & Karamata Jazz in performance.