Francisco Mela: Fé

Of all the new generation of drummers playing in America today, Francisco Mela is probably the only musician who combines the most visceral polyrhythmic aspect of this, one of the world’s oldest means of musical communication, with the contemporary articulation of a percussion colourist. Mela also has one of the most mercurial and quickest-thinking brains in music and can be both powerful and lucid, turning on a dime from an almost other-worldly, hallucinatory voice to a musician with a painterly, patrician demeanor. We experience both aspects of Mela on Fé, a remarkable recording with what he appropriately describes as The Crash Trio.
— Latin Jazz Network