"By far, Latin jazz artists delivered more innovative and creative music throughout the year, compared to salsa artists who chose to go the "cover" route in many instances. This year, some of the best originals were Son Sublime's Bailando Con Son Sublime,  Sonando’s Tres,  Tránsito’s La Nueva Generación,  Peruchín Jr.’s Sobre Blancas y Negras,  Conjunto Clasico’s Si Ella Estuviera,  Tiempo Libre’s Lo Que Esperabas,  Samuel Torres’ Skin Tones,  Conexión Salsera’s Salseros Por Sentimiento,  Micheal Stuart’s Back In Da Hood, Bobby Matos’ Charanga Changó,  Brian Lynch Latin Jazz Sextet’s Con Clave,  Luis Mangual’s Fuego, Fire, Candela,  Pete Rodríguez’s  Mind Trip,  Son de Madre’s Rumberos,  Rigo y su Obra Maestra’s Rumba Pa’ Rumberos and Carlos Sarduy’s Charly En La Habana.
Nelson Rodriguez - Latin Beat, Los Angeles - December  2006

Pianist Fred Hoadley's Afro-Cuban band, Sonando, which plays the Lock 'n' Keel, has a new release, too, called "Tres,"
after the six-string Cuban stringed instrument, which Hoadley plays on the album. I love his stately arrangement of the tune "Delilah."
Sonando is a vastly underappreciated Seattle band with a mature style and comprehensive knowledge of Cuban music.

Paul de Barros - Seattle Times, November 2006

Platter Chatter
Carter Pock - September 2006

Jazz Review
Andrew Mahan - August 2006
All Music Guide
Adam Greenburg - July 2006
Descarga Review
Peter Watrous, NYC, July 2006
"Sonando is a huge hit with our on air hosts and listeners, and is currently in heavy rotation.
Another good one from Fred and crew...."

Arturo Gómez, Music Director, Jazz 89 - KUVO Denver, June 2006

"Sonando is our top spinning CD. Can you please send 2 more?"
Gary Vercelli, Jazz Music Director, Capital Public Radio, Inc. June 2006
"Love the Latin Jazz sound of the Seattle band Sonando
produced by Fred Hoadley and titled La Rumba Esta Buena"
Nelson Rodriguez, Latin Beat Magazine, Los Angeles, Dec/Jan. 1999
Victory Music Review
Chris Lunn, Seattle, Sept. 1998
 Editors Pick: "A fine second release by Sonando, Seattle's shining star of latin jazz"
Bruce Polin, Descarga Catalog, NYC, July 1998
Platter Chatter Review
Carter Pock, Seattle, Nov/Dec. 1994
Earshot Jazz Review
Ernie Saylor, Seattle, Oct. 1994
Latin Beat Review
Jesse "Choy" Varela, San Francisco, Oct. 1994
Jazz Now Review
Chris Kelsey, Oakland, Sept. 1994
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