29 November 2008

CAL TJADER AT GRACE CATHEDRAL


















Cal Tjader for Fantasy from 1977.
Bass - Rob Fisher Congas - Poncho Sanchez Drums - Pete Riso Electric Piano - Lonnie Hewitt Vibraphone, Timbales - Cal Tjader

Review lifted from allaboutjazz:
Tjader's The Grace Cathedral Concert (released on LP as Fantasy 9521) is much more of a jazz performance than Guaraldi's. It's a typical mid 70s program for the virbraphonist featuring such staples as "I Showed Them," Milt Jackson's "Bluesology" (with "Bag's Groove" quotes), a Black Orpheus medley dedicated to former Tjader pianist Vince Guaraldi, the standard "Body and Soul" and Tjader's "Theme" (based on "Freddie Freeloader"). The quintet works well together. Hewitt's subtle use of the electric piano is a nice foil to Tjader's vibes and doesn't sound nearly as dated as one might expect. Tjader puts his heart and swing into the performance, sustaining tones almost on que. Each member of the quintet is also recorded much more effectively here in the large Cathedral setting (which, unfortunately, wasn't the case for Guaraldi's bassist and drummer). That's due to the engineering finesse of Phil Edwards, who went on to record for Concord Records.

8 comments:

alberto said...

No link?

The album looks great.

bacoso said...

JAPANESE VINYL RIP
http://rapidshare.com/files/168474581/Grace_Cathedral_Concert.rar

All for the CTI said...

oops.. i didn't know this one.. thanks, bacoso!

alberto said...

@ bacoso

I catch it and try it. Thank you very much.

pretoria said...

Many thanks Bacoso for a just Tjader post and thank for all old Tjader fantastic post PretOria

Simon666 said...

Always a fave, got some old CD re-ish of this that I'm sure's a bootleg :)

Miles said...

thanks, bacoso. grace still hosts jazz concerts with regularity. most recently i heard pharoah sanders under the main cathedral roof. before that, sonny rollins, and others. thanks for the share of tjader's date.

Howard said...

I cannot thank you enough for posting this. I have been looking for this album for YEARS with no success. What you and the other "headz" in the blogosphere do for passed over, forgotten great music (as subjective as that term might be) is nothing short of remarkable. Thanks again.