"After years of his fans bugging him to record an album, Louie is finally busting out with 'Timbalero,' an excellent debut that highlights his superb talents as a percussionist and bandleader. The aura is 'fiesta en el barrio' with 1960s and '70s old-school salsa and latin jazz performed by a happening cast of musicians who bring it all up to date with modern ideas and skill."

— Jesse "Chuy" Varela, KCSM FM Music Director and Jazz Times contributor


"Editors' pick! A rock-solid, old-school jazzy salsa-mambo project with Romero driving his timbales hard...Highly recommended."
— Descarga.com

"The album smokes with different genres (bomba, descarga, mambo, etc.)...[They] will leave you gasping for air at the ferociousness of these musicians. Here Louie shows that he still has inventiveness and pepper in his playing. With this recording Mr. Romero proves two things: you are never too old to sound new, and East Coast musicians have nothing on the West Coast. This CD rocks!"
— SalsaPower.com

"Louie has reached a level of musicianship where he is now a state-of-the-art player...The dancers will be in salsa bliss with swinging tunes like 'Si Tu No, La Otra,' 'Tinguaro' and 'Yémbere.'"
— Latin Beat magazine

"Old-school Salsa lives in Louie Romero y su Grupo Mazacote's new CD... Its organic sound [is] the epitome of Salsa Dura."