Fried Bananas

Fried Bananas

by Cal Tjader
     
 
Fried Bananas is the fifth offering released by El in its reissue of material from the artist-driven Sky Records label partnered by Cal Tjader, Gary McFarland, and Gabor Szabo. This 15-track set is a compilation from four different outings on Sky -- the brilliant Solar Heat (which was the label

Overview

Fried Bananas is the fifth offering released by El in its reissue of material from the artist-driven Sky Records label partnered by Cal Tjader, Gary McFarland, and Gabor Szabo. This 15-track set is a compilation from four different outings on Sky -- the brilliant Solar Heat (which was the label's kick-off release), Cal Tjader Sounds Out Burt Bacharach, Cal Tjader Plugs In, and 12 from Latin Jazz. The tracks from Solar Heat are the real standouts here, featuring João Donato on organ, Ray Barretto, Tjader or Gary McFarland on vibes, and either Chuck Rainey or Bobby Rodriguez on bass. The groove is easy but the playing simmers on high. The Bacharach material -- particularly "Walk on By" and "Message from Michael" -- is noteworthy for the great sensitivity of its interpretation, partially because of the great sidemen Tjader employed including Michael Melvoin, Jim Keltner, and Andy Newmark. As for the live material, it just plain smokes, especially "Alonzo." This compilation is a nice slice of rare Tjader, bearing all of his trademark style and class and offering up a fat slice of his creative vision during a particularly restless and fertile era.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/23/2005
Label:
El Records
UPC:
5013929304529
catalogNumber:
45

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cal Tjader   Primary Artist,Vibes
Jerome Richardson   Reeds
Armando Peraza   Conga
Chuck Rainey   Bass
Jim Keltner   Drums
Johnny Rae   Percussion
Ray Alonge   French Horn
George Berg   Bassoon
Garnett Brown   Trombone
João Donato   Organ
Gary McFarland   Vibes
Walter Kane   Reeds
Joe Kloess   Piano
George Marge   Reeds
Mike Melvoin   Organ
Harvey Newmark   Electric Bass
Bobby Rodriguez   Bass
Paul Warburton   Bass
Zulaica   Electric Piano
Henri Aubert   Violin
Lew Del Gatto   Oboe
Jim McCabe   Electric Bass
Mike Abene   Harpsichord,Electric Piano
Jerry Dodgion   Reeds
Mike Buono   Drums
Joseph Grinaldo   Bassoon
James Helm   Guitar
Ray Barretto Orestes Vilato   Percussion
Albert Wagner   Violin

Technical Credits

Buddy Buie   Composer
Gary McFarland   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Norman Schwartz   Producer
Cal Tjader   Composer
James Cobb   Composer
Mike Shapiro   Composer
Mike Abene   Arranger
Harry Middlebrooks   Composer

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