Talkin' Verve: Roots of Acid Jazz

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
In apparent response to the sampling of old Latin jazz records by hip-hop artists, Verve raided its Cal Tjader archive to come up with this fiercely grooving collection drawn from nine of his Verve albums. For all of producer Creed Taylor's '60s penchant for fashioning two- to four-minute cuts aimed at airplay, he allowed Tjader's groups considerable room to stretch out on several of the tracks included here, particularly on the live "Los Bandidos" and the hypnotic collaboration with pianist Eddie Palmieri, "Picadillo." More importantly, Tjader's records with Taylor were more varied in texture than his earlier discs, venturing now and then from his solid Afro-Cuban ...
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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
In apparent response to the sampling of old Latin jazz records by hip-hop artists, Verve raided its Cal Tjader archive to come up with this fiercely grooving collection drawn from nine of his Verve albums. For all of producer Creed Taylor's '60s penchant for fashioning two- to four-minute cuts aimed at airplay, he allowed Tjader's groups considerable room to stretch out on several of the tracks included here, particularly on the live "Los Bandidos" and the hypnotic collaboration with pianist Eddie Palmieri, "Picadillo." More importantly, Tjader's records with Taylor were more varied in texture than his earlier discs, venturing now and then from his solid Afro-Cuban base into Brazilian rhythms, soul, big-band backings, and '60s pop touches. Among the best cuts included here are "Sambo Do Suenho" -- which has a killer bossa/Afro-Cuban rhythm stoked by Grady Tate, Armando Peraza and Ray Barretto working in terrific symmetry -- Peraza's fast, hard-swinging "Maramoor Mambo," and Horace Silver's "Tokyo Blues," as spearheaded by Lalo Schifrin's driving big band.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/1996
  • Label: POLYGRAM RECORDS
  • UPC: 731453156227
  • Catalog Number: 531562

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Los Jibaros (2:43)
  2. 2 Manteca (6:34)
  3. 3 Samba Do Suenho (5:48)
  4. 4 Mambo in Miami (2:45)
  5. 5 Triste (4:09)
  6. 6 Soul Burst (Guajera) (4:37)
  7. 7 Los Bandidos (7:15)
  8. 8 Soul Sauce (Guachi Guaro) (2:24)
  9. 9 Picadillo (7:03)
  10. 10 Maramoor Mambo (4:00)
  11. 11 Insight (5:31)
  12. 12 Tokyo Blues (4:12)
  13. 13 Afro Blue (4:27)
  14. 14 Cuando, Cuando, Que Sera? (2:53)
  15. 15 Cal's Bluedo (5:32)
  16. 16 Fuji (2:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cal Tjader Primary Artist, Vibes
Lalo Schifrin Piano, Conductor
Paul Horn Flute
Ray Barretto Percussion, Conga
Phil Bodner Woodwind
Richard Davis Bass
Urbie Green Trombone
Jimmy Heath Tenor Saxophone
Dick Hyman Organ
Red Mitchell Bass
Oliver Nelson Conductor
Julian Priester Trombone
Jimmy Raney Guitar
Jerome Richardson Flute
Ed Shaughnessy Drums
Attila Zoller Guitar
Armando Peraza Percussion
Seldon Powell Flute
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Grady Tate Drums
Ed Thigpen Drums
Stan Webb Woodwind
Al McKibbon Bass, Piano
George Duvivier Bass
Johnny Rae Drums
Stan Applebaum Conductor
George Berg Bassoon, Bass Clarinet
Willie Bobo Percussion, Vocals
Donald Byrd Trumpet
Carl Burnette Drums
Kenny Burrell Guitar
Bob Bushnell Bass
Don Butterfield Tuba
George Castro Flute, Percussion
Clark Terry Trumpet
Léon Cohen Oboe
Chick Corea Piano
Jack Del Rio Conga, Tambourine
João Donato Piano
Clare Fischer Piano
Bill Fitch Conga
Stanley Gilbert Bass
Lonnie Hewitt Piano
John Hilliard Bass
Ismael Quintana Percussion
Phil Kraus Woodwind
Walter Levinsky Flute, Woodwind
Tommy Lopez Drums
Jose Mangual Timbales
Robert "Brother Ah" Northern Horn
Chico O'Farrill Conductor
Manny Oquendo Drums
Eddie Palmieri Piano
Victor Pantoja Percussion
Bobby Rodriguez Bass
Barry Rogers Conga
Carlos "Patato" Valdes Conga
Mark Weinstein Trombone
Al Zulaica Piano
Irving Horowitz Oboe
Alberto Valdés Percussion
José "Jochy" Rodríguez Trombone
Freddy Schrieber Bass
Wilfredo Vincente Conga
Jose Rodriguez Trombone
Technical Credits
Lalo Schifrin Arranger, Contributor
Gil Fuller Composer
Dizzy Gillespie Composer
Oliver Nelson Arranger
Horace Silver Composer
Chano Pozo Composer
Stan Applebaum Arranger
Claus Ogerman Arranger
Léon Cohen Contributor
Jack Del Rio Contributor
Chico O'Farrill Arranger
Richard Seidel Executive Producer
Cal Tjader Composer
Irving Horowitz Contributor
Jesse Varela Liner Notes
Giulio Turturro Art Direction
Gary N. Mayo Mastering
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