lunes, 2 de mayo de 2016

Cal Tjader • Latino



Review by Scott Yanow
Vibraphonist Cal Tjader is heard leading five different groups throughout this CD but the identities of the flutists, bassists and pianists are less important than knowing that Tjader, Willie Bobo (on drums and timbales) and the great conga player Mongo Santamaria are on every selection. The music really cooks with torrid percussion, inspired ensembles and occasional solos from the sidemen (which sometimes include pianists Lonnie Hewitt or Vince Guaraldi, bassist Al McKibbon and flutist Paul Horn). Highlights include Latinized versions of "Key Largo" and "September Song," "Night in Tunisia," "The Continental" and a definitive version of Santamaria's "Afro Blue." This is Latin-jazz at its finest.







01. Manila (4:51)
02. Key Largo (3:33)
03. Tumbao (6:45)
04. Bludan (3:07)
05. Chispita (3:26)
06. September Song (3:44)
07. Cal's Pals (3:35)
08. Para Ti (3:27)
09. Mamblues (4:41)
10. Afro Blue (6:33)
11. Cuban Fantasy (6:30)
12. Rezo (5:59)
13. Mambo Terrifico (4:22)
14. A Night In Tunisia (8:35)
15. The Continental (4:45)

Personnel:
Cal Tjader - vibes
Mongo Santamaria - conga drums
Willie Bobo - drums, timbales
Tony Terran (#2, 4, 5, 7) - trumpet
Jose Lozano (#1, 3, 6, 8, 9), Paul Horn (#10), Rolando Lozano (#13, 15) - flute
Modesto Briseno - flute & alto saxophone (#2, 4, 5, 7), Jose 'Chombo' Silva - tenor saxophone (#14)
Lonnie Hewitt (#1, 3, 6, 8-13, 15), Eddie Cano (#2, 4, 5, 7), Vince Guaraldi (#14) - piano
Victor Venegas (#1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 13, 15), Al McKibbon (#2, 4, 5, 7, 10, 14), Eddie Coleman (#11, 12) - bass
The Eddie Cano Big Band (on #2, 4, 5, 7)

Rec.: Blackhawk, San Francisco, CA, 1960 (#1, 3, 6, 8, 9);
Los Angeles, CA, 1960 (# 2, 4, 5, 7);
Recording dates on #10-15 unknown.
#1-9 original LP issue: "Cal Tjader - Demasiado Caliente" (Fantasy LP 3309, LP 8053)
#10-15 original LP issue: "Cal Tjader - Latino!" (Fantasy LP 3339, LP 8079)

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