3 October 2007
CAL TJADER - ALONG COMES CAL
Cal Tjader for Verve from 1967.
PLEASE NOTE:"LOS BANDIDOS" IS "OUR DAY WILL COME" AND VICE VERSA ON THIS DOWNLOAD-THE TRACKS TITLES ARE SWITCHED.
Cal used Chico O'Farril to do the arrangements and conduct this album and it works very well with all the material being latin in origin except "Round about Midnight" which most purists will no doubt hate! As O'Farril says on the sleeve notes "Everybody approaches Round About Midnight so seriously ,we decided to have a little fun with it!"
Big tune on this is ,of course,the tremendous montuno banger "Los Bandidos" which hits a groove and swings like hell-just terrific and one of my favourite Cal tunes.Also of note is a great version of "Samba Do Suenho" which had previously been recorded on "Bamboleate" by Cal and the mighty Eddie Palmieri.
Ripped from the original vinyl @320- surprisingly NO reissues on any format!