9 October 2007

CAL TJADER SOUNDS OUT BURT BACHARACH












Cal Tjader for Skye from 1969.
Recorded eight months after Solar Heat this is a curious collection that continued Skye's reputation for putting a pretty polish on pop perennials. Tjader sounds out an offbeat set of Burt Bacharach originals with a rhythm section of L.A. studio musicians and an ever-subtle sprinkling of overdubbed horns and strings. What's most interesting here is that Bacharach's harmonic and rhythmic complexity is nearly absent -although "Moneypenny Goes For Broke" (from the James Bond score CASINO ROYALE) hints at itñ forcing the listener to consider the composer's gift for melodic writing and Tjader's melodic approach to playing. This is particularly evident in the way Tjader handles the tunes made popular by Bacharach's most cogent muse, Dionne Warwick: "I Say A Little Prayer," "You'll Never Get To Heaven" and the hymn-like "Message To Michael."
Ripped @320 from the cd reissue from Laserlight

4 comments:

feint operation said...

Absolutely AMAZING LP !! I have not heard this before and it made my day. Thanks so much for sharing the music. Cheers !! F.O.

ish said...

Even having had joint custody of your site for a few months I can still come back and find shit I didn't know I needed before. Amazing. Thanks again Bacoso.

chrisp. said...

if there is any possible way you can reupload this album please do! i've been looking all over for this album but your link appears to be broken. :/

Raphy said...

The is for the MASTERS.....

Absolute...GEM!!!



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