Master conguero Ray Barretto and salsa queen Celia Cruz had already worked together on the 1983 session Tremendo Trío, which found them teaming up with Puerto Rican sonero Adalberto Santiago. Five years later, towards the end of 1988, la guarachera and Barretto recorded the delightful, no-frills salsa session that you hold in your hands. The quality of the songwriting and the excellent production values of "Ritmo En El Corazon" gained the album a Grammy award in 1990.
"Pavement Tree" (Sea Recordings, 14) meant, in a way, a break with Bigott's earlier preferences, betting on a somewhat darker and thicker sound. A maneuver with which Borja Laudo and company recovered their best tone after the inferior "Blue Jeans" (Recordings in the Sea, 13) published the previous year. The present delivery, however, tends towards the opposite tendency, as it shines as a continuist disc that delves with accuracy and depth in the forms of its aforementioned predecessor. In such a circumstance definitely influences the fact that the production of the album falls again on Jeremy Jay, who goes back to surpass the strict functions of the position to fully engage and dye the whole work with his recognizable seal.