2, Producing for Cubano, simply based on prior materials, is not a simple task and it requires more than the ability to play an instrument or knowing your way around the most recent audio recording software. There are certain intangibles that have nothing to do with music itself. Beyond melody, orchestration and arrangements have to be on par. Beyond lyricism, content has to be profound and meaningful. You have to focus beyond groove production to something both more complex and more durable. Something that is associated with a man that has been a representative of quality for almost 50 years should not sound like the flavor of the day. It should sound like the man himself: ageless, tasteful, complex but not complicated, honest, and most of all, respectful both of the man's established legacy in the genre and of posterity. Whether this release accomplished all of that is a matter of opinion.