That`s one talented Cuban family, the Valles, and between Yumuri and Maraca, it covers some ground. Yumuri, a fine pianist and singer, has always had his eye more focused on the salsa world than on the timba world of Cuba. He makes fantastic straight-ahead salsa that fits perfectly on play lists around the world, from Madrid to Caracas to Cali, high energy, enthusiastic, and like his brother`s music, meticulous in its arrangements and no fooling in its dance impulse. It`s almost strange to hear a track like Cubano Cubano, celebrating the virtues of being Cuban, set to a piece of music that could have been recorded in Puerto Rico. Yumuri keeps the tempos way up, and varies the rhythms of the tunes â€” itâ€™s great dance floor music, and well recorded, too. Candido Fabre sings on one tune.