|The Prosthetic Cubans|
|Studio album by|
|Released||June 16, 1998|
|Studio||Water Music, Hoboken, New Jersey|
|Genre||Latin jazz, jazz fusion, world fusion|
|Marc Ribot chronology|
The Prosthetic Cubans is a studio album recorded in New York City by Marc Ribot with Los Cubanos Postizos and features compositions by Arsenio Rodríguez.It was the first album by The Prosthetic Cubans and was followed by ¡Muy Divertido! in 2000.
The Allmusic review by Marc Gilman awarded the album 4 stars, stating, "The mastery and vision of the enduring Marc Ribot shine through on this release... it is an excellent album".
The Miami New Times' Michael Roberts noted "Postizos doesn't so much reproduce Rodriguez's music as it reimagines it from a decidedly avant-garde perspective".
On The A.V. Club Joshua Klein wrote "The record is about as authentic as any of Ribot's other stylistic excursions, but it's far more straight-faced and therefore decidedly respectable".
Variety's Phil Gallo said "Atlantic stands to do well with the disc as Cuban styles, particularly the son, are being embraced on these shores. “Cubanos Postizos,” which translates to "Prosthetic Cubans", is more homage than reproduction, embraceable for listeners regardless of which side of the Latin-American fence they’re coming from. More so than his other albums, the disc is accessible from start to finish".
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