"‘Afro’ is one of Gillespie’s most swaggering indulgences into the Afro-Cuban genre. It’s there in the title: not Afro-Cuban jazz, just ‘Afro,’ a genre refined. Rarely again would American jazz and Afro-Cuban music be amalgamated so gloriously as on ‘Afro.’ It’s the offspring of multiple geniuses and their love of collaboration. A sharp piece of legacy-building that examined how deep a single great composition can go. Drop the needle today and it feels lasting and timeless. A musical revolution."