It begins with a fanfare. With a few well-chosen notes, a mournful trumpet carries us to a far away place and proclaims that something is about to happen, calling on one's full attention. And in every way, "Sinners & Saints," the new album from Raul Malo, is worthy of that attention. Self-produced in his home studio and brimming with deeply personal beliefs and passions, "Sinners & Saints" is the most intimate, honest and complex album Malo has made in an already distinguished career. You will hear in it a lifetime's journey, from the singer and songwriter's youth in the Cuban neighborhoods of Miami through his years with hit country band the Mavericks to his place today as one of the most intriguing and talented artists in the Americana and World Music scenes.