After spending several years as Eddie Palmieri`s lead singer, United Artists offered Quintana a deal. Although understandably reluctant because Quintana didn`t like the hassles of leading a group, Palmieri gave his blessing giving way to "Punto y Aparte." With an all star cast of musicians such as Barry Rodgers, Nicky Marrerro and arrangements by Javier Vazquez and Charlie Palmieri, you can guess this album is good. It has a wide variety of styles, from montuno, to guaguanco, to bolero and his native bomba which show a versatility that very few have when it comes to singing. "Kum Kum Kum", and "El Maltrato" are some of the best tracks.