Worksongs - Quetzal

Los Lobos saxman and producer extraordinaire, Steve Berlin said of Worksongs, the new album he recorded by Quetzal; "It's time for us to pass the torch". The Wolf could find no more worthy successor than this SoCal sextet. Berlin continues on the back cover; "They (Quetzal) are able to respectfully execute the full range of Latin music, from hundred-year old folk traditions to the most modern electronica grooves effortlessly and joyously." Emphasis should be heaped on the effortless and joyous part. Worksongs are laborious in name only. This band may be socially-motivated but they always sound like a party.