I bought this box set a few months ago. When I eventually read the reviews on Amazon, I was astounded that one (any) listener could award only one star for this compilation. Why? There are at least three reasons. One, the sound quality and the performances are all to a high standard - there's no filler here. Two, there's a good range of latin music and many great performers, past and present, big band and soloist. Admittedly, a group called Ritmo Alegria (perhaps, a London-based salsa band contracted to Union Square?) perform on 14 of the 52 tracks, and even though their sound is more reverential than incendiary, they are eminently listenable! Lastly, like all decent compilations this one provides a few stand-out tracks that will direct the listener to work by these performers in the future. A singer I will definitely be looking for again is the 'firebreathing' Lola Flores.