2008. október 25., szombat

Cal Tjader - Verve Jazz Masters - 1994


01 - Samba Do Sueno
02 - China Nights
03 - The Whiffenpoof Song
04 - Daddy Wong Legs
05 - Cal Tfader - Dizzy Gillespie - Chano Pozo - Soul Sauce
06 - Armando Peraza - Mambo In Miami
07 - Cuchy Frito Man
08 - H.Silver And H.Ward And Tavares Silva - Tokyo Blues
09 - Ramon Santamaria - Afro Blue
10 - Cals Bluedo

Alan Raph - Trombone (Bass)
Alberto Valdes - Percussion
Armando Peraza - Percussion
Arnold Eidus - Violin
Attila Zoller - Guitar
Bob Northern - French Horn
Bobby Rosengarden - Percussion
Cal Tjader - Vibraphone, Main Performer
Carlos 'Patato' Valdes - Conga
Charles McCracken - Cello
Chick Corea - Piano
Clark Terry - Trumpet
Don Butterfield - Tuba
Ed Shaughnessy - Drums
Emanuel Vardi - Violin
Ernie Royal - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
George Berg - Bassoon, Clarinet (Bass)
George Duvivier - Bass
Grady Tate - Drums
Irving Horowitz - Oboe
J.J. Johnson - Trombone
Jack del Rio - Conga, Tambourine
Jimmy Raney - Guitar
John Hilliard - Bass
Johnny Rae - Drums
Jose Mangual - Timbales
Leo Kruczek - Violin
Leon Cohen - Oboe
Lonnie Hewitt - Piano
Marvin Stamm - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Mel Lewis - Drums
Patricia Brown - Piano
Paul Griffin - Flute, Sax (Alto)
Phil Bodner - Woodwind
Phil Kraus - Woodwind
Robert Maxwell - Harp
Seldon Powell - Flute
Stanley Webb - Woodwind
Urbie Green - Trombone
Victor Pantoja - Percussion
Walter Levinsky - Flute, Woodwind

The best single-disc overview of Cal Tjader 's Verve years, this collection actually makes the vibraphonist's time spent at the label seem more rewarding than it actually was. While with Fantasy Records , Tjader usually spent his time cutting tough Latin jazz albums or releasing superb small-group, bop -tinged cool jazz sessions. But under the guidance of Creed Taylor , most of Tjader 's Verve sessions put a smooth gloss on his Latin style and almost completely ignored his very real talents for mainstream small-group jazz . That doesn't mean that his Verve years weren't full of excellent music, because they were; it's just that he recorded less group music for Verve , so it's great to see that so much fine music shows up here. Every track's a winner, but the CD features such highlights as Tjader 's surprise pop hit 'Soul Sauce,' a beautiful ballad reading of 'The Way You Look Tonight,' the amazingly frenetic big band recording of the Horace Silver tune 'Tokyo Blues,' and a hip-shaking version of 'Moanin'' that has Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter sitting in. Judging by this collection alone, you'd think Tjader 's Verve period was the perfect marriage of high-quality jazz and mainstream commercial instincts. If only 'selling out' always sounded this good. Maybe there's more to Cal Tjader 's Verve sessions than there appeared to be at the time.

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wonderful melodies world írta...

Please, re-up this album, thank you.