9 October 2007
CAL TJADER - AGUA DULCE
Cal Tjader for Fantasy from 1971.
Luis Gasca,Coke Escovedo,Al Zulaica,Pete Escovedo - the Californian latinos are here in force but it's still the authentic sound of latin jazz and another top set of tunes from Cal.Here's a quick review from Motown 67 at soulstrut:
Agua Dulce is another record crossed off my long time want list. The Latin title track is highlighted by the work of Coke Escovedo on the timbales, and there’s a big bass line that opens Descarga before going into another Latin number. The upbeat Gimme Shelter and Morning are the two best songs. The latter has light vocals in the beginning setting the mood for the catchy melody.
Ripped @320 from the reissue cd "Descarga" which put this back to back with the formidable "Live at the Funky Quarters".