Billboard Latin Music Award nominee for Latin Jazz Album of the Year 2004 “One of the smartest, and most fun, bands anywhere – Michael Agovino, Newsweek.com “brilliant travelogue” – David Fricke, Rolling Stone “Mission accomplished” – Philip Booth, Downbeat
#4 on NY Times Best CDs of 2000 “A major new force in Jazz” – CMJ “The Hombres take their rightful place among the top tier of modern Cuban-influenced combos”. 4 stars.- Downbeat OffBEAT Magazine winner for Best Contemporary Jazz Album and Best Latin Album
Produced by John Porter. Featured guest: Bonnie Raitt. “The sexiest, most excruciatingly funky blues groove imaginable. What a band!” – Joseph Blake, Times-Colonist (Victoria, BC) “This self-titled disc is extraordinary in scope.” – Stamford Advocate #1 Louisiana CD of 2002 – Gambit Weekly Top 10 CDs of 2002 – OffBEAT Magazine Album of the Year – OffBEAT Best of the Beat Album of the Year – Gambit Big Easy Entertainment Award
“Homeland is a hoot and a joy all the way through. Highly recommended.” – All Music Guide “Fearless awe-inspiring technique and adventurous spirit bordering on genius…” – OffBEAT Magazine Produced by Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum). Engineered by Trina Shoemaker (Sheryl Crow).
“[This CD] just may be the best-ever single overview of the traditional New Orleans jazz style ever recorded.”– Gambit Weekly. “This is jazz music you can get naughty and nasty with. The way it should be. 5 of 5” – Province (Vancouver, BC)