8 March 2007

CAL TJADER - TJADER
























Here's one from Cal that's never seen a reissue in any format and it's a corker!Recorded for Fantasy in 1971 this mixes a selection of contemporary tunes of the time(Donovan,Michel Legrand etc) with a couple of Tjader originals:"I Showed Them"which became a live standard for Cal during the 70s and the storming mambo "Mambero"(recently comped by Rafael Sebbag from UFO).
This lp is a little different as Cal plays organ as well as vibes and this adds quite a groovy feeling to the whole affair.There's also a cracking version of "Evil Ways"just to keep the(then) in vogue latin rock sound bubbling under.A far tougher album than the similarly themed/programmed "Last Bolero In Berkeley"this is a must for Cal fans everywhere.
Ripped from original vinyl at 320.

11 comments:

djkit said...

A MUST FOR ALL THE LOVERS OF THE PSYCHEDELIC LATIN JAZZ MUSIC.
RAN KAN KAN IS SO GROOVY.

djkit said...

EVIL WAYS INSTEAD OF RAN KAN KAN

Brian said...

love the post ...

I'm going with "She's Leaving Home" ... that's a straight burner

Jazz-Nekko said...

...very psychadelic latin jazz!

i am guessing here but that must be Al Zulaica playing the fender rhodes because he is seen in other albums around that time - but i would like to know who are the others? congas/bongos/perc specialists? etc?

can anybody provide the details of this set?

cheers,

jazz-nekko

Pekis said...

Muy bien !

Jazz Trolly said...

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themroc said...

Hey, Jazz-neko !

From the back of the lp the line up for this date is:

Cal - Vibes, Organ
Al Zulaica - Rhodes
Michael Smithe - Conga
Jim McCabe - Bass
Dick Berk - Drums
John Rae - Tambourine
Coke Escovedo - Timbales
Pete Escovedo - Conga
John Coppola, Bill attwood, Bill Powers - Trumpets
Gordon Messick - Trombone
Robert Ferreira - Flute
Ed bogas - horn arrangement, producer

I simply love this lp. "I Showed Them" is a definite masterpiece but the real deal for me has long been the cover of "What are you doing..."
Never fails to get me when the percussion kicks in at 2:25 and the subsequent Rhodes is so layed back but totally funky. Brilliant really. Anyone else know of more stuff with Al Zulaica as pretty sure he's responsible for that little soul blast ? I've only ever seen his name on the Cal stuff but like his touch...

Cheers !

Sgt. Getraer said...

Nice set, thank you! Though it sounds like "Keep Me Hangin' On" stops midway, and "She's Leaving Home" is the full version of "Keep Me Hangin' On." Anyone else notice this?

Big Papi said...

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arshille said...

hello - just a quick line to thank you
for the effort you put into posting this wonderful music -
best wishes from arshille

Finnias Jones said...

Been looking for this for a while. Have the original cassette tape release. Any chance of re-upping this?