Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits [1995]

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
This CD collection is a great improvement over the original, as it doubles the length of the original ten-track selection with ten more tracks from Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2. The absence of session dates in the liner notes is an uncharacteristic annoyance, but what you basically need to know is that it's a 20-track distillation of the 26 records Tjader made for Fantasy over a nine-year period in the 1950s and 1960s. It's prime Latin jazz with a cool slant, leading off of course with his greatest moment, "Soul Sauce," and including such favorites as "Mamblues" and Mongo Santamaria's "Afro Blue," as well as covers of tunes from West Side Story. Santamaria, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
This CD collection is a great improvement over the original, as it doubles the length of the original ten-track selection with ten more tracks from Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2. The absence of session dates in the liner notes is an uncharacteristic annoyance, but what you basically need to know is that it's a 20-track distillation of the 26 records Tjader made for Fantasy over a nine-year period in the 1950s and 1960s. It's prime Latin jazz with a cool slant, leading off of course with his greatest moment, "Soul Sauce," and including such favorites as "Mamblues" and Mongo Santamaria's "Afro Blue," as well as covers of tunes from West Side Story. Santamaria, Vince Guaraldi, Willie Bob, Stan Getz, Shelly Manne, Scott LaFaro, and Billy Higgins are the most illustrious of the numerous sidemen found on the collection. Completists should note that one of the tracks from Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 "America" was left off of this anthology for space reasons.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/30/1995
  • Label: Fantasy
  • UPC: 025218243629
  • Catalog Number: 24736
  • Sales rank: 64,202

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Soul Sauce (Guachi Guaro) (3:00)
  2. 2 Mamblues (2:28)
  3. 3 Cool (3:55)
  4. 4 Cubano Chant (6:18)
  5. 5 Ginza Samba (4:55)
  6. 6 Black Orchid (3:27)
  7. 7 Doxy (7:15)
  8. 8 Lucero (3:19)
  9. 9 Maria (2:52)
  10. 10 Afro Blue (3:37)
  11. 11 Invitation (4:14)
  12. 12 Viva Cepeda (3:42)
  13. 13 Mambo Macumba (2:14)
  14. 14 Ritmo Africano (1:39)
  15. 15 Tumbao (6:43)
  16. 16 Bonita (2:30)
  17. 17 A Night in Tunisia (6:54)
  18. 18 Sonny Boy (2:39)
  19. 19 Mambo Terrifico (4:17)
  20. 20 Ritmo Caliente (1:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cal Tjader Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Percussion, Timbales, Vibes, Cencerro
Paul Horn Flute
Eddie Duran Guitar
Stan Getz Tenor Saxophone
Vince Guaraldi Piano
Billy Higgins Drums
Shelly Manne Drums
Red Mitchell Bass
Brew Moore Tenor Saxophone
Jerome Richardson Flute
Dick Collins Trumpet
Armando Peraza Bongos, Conga
Eddie Cano Piano
Manuel Duran Piano, Claves
Luis Miranda Conga
Al McKibbon Bass
Al Porcino Trumpet
Willie Bobo Drums, Timbales
Carlos Duran Bass
Clare Fischer Celeste, Conductor
Lonnie Hewitt Piano
John Howell Trumpet
Luis Kant Conga
Scott LaFaro Bass
Jose Lozano Flute
Mongo SantamarĂ­a Percussion, Bongos, Conga
Bayardo Velarde Bongos, Conga, Timbales, Cencerro
Victor Venegas Bass
Charlie Walp Trumpet
Armando Sanchez Timbales
Technical Credits
Richard Rodgers Composer
Eddie Cano Composer
Clare Fischer Arranger, String Arrangements, Orchestral Arrangements, String Conductor
Phil Carroll Art Direction
Joe Tarantino Remastering
Saul Soss Liner Notes
Phill Carrol Art Direction
Jose Lozano Composer
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