Colombian singer Charlie Zaa made his mark in 1996 with "Sentimiento," a collection of vintage arrangements of songs Colombian singer Julio Jaramillo popularized in the 1950s.

Colombian singer Charlie Zaa made his mark in 1996 with "Sentimiento," a collection of vintage arrangements of songs Colombian singer Julio Jaramillo popularized in the 1950s. Zaa now returns to Jaramillo repertoire with "Puro Sentimiento," which is essentially more of the same and just as well-executed. The album also emulates the Colombian arrangements of traditional trio music, with acoustic guitars, requinto and subtle strings. It sounds like the old Zaa, and it is. And why not, given that his biggest success was with this music and style, one for which his high, piercing tenor is particularly well suited. Among the few novelties is the inclusion of Zaa's duet with his father, "Sónar y Nada Más." But even this is nostalgic in intent and execution, maintaining the essential mood.—LC

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