Austin, Texas-based Grupo Fantasma is a bristling, 10-piece Latin orchestra that comes out blazing and continually stokes the flames higher on the strength of brash horns and scorching rhythms. Its sound plays much bigger than the band's actual number, and over the decade of its existence GF has forged a reputation as being especially ignited live, even coaxing Prince onstage at a Vegas show. Although Fantasma's music clearly comes out of Latin America, it's such a comprehensive synthesis that untangling its threads would not only be daunting, it would distract from the urgency to get on the dance... More >>>