Plugs In

Plugs In

by Cal Tjader


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Plugs In

The mostly obscure material (other than "Nica's Dream") and the time period may make one think that is an overtly commercial release from vibraphonist Cal Tjader. Although he utilizes the electric piano of Al Zulaica and electric bassist Jim McCabe (in addition to Armando Peraza and John Rae on percussion), Cal Tjader's music on the Live at the Lighthouse sessions found on Plugs In is actually not all that different from his usual infectious brand of Latin jazz. The ensembles swing, there are plenty of heated rhythms, and the melodies are embraced with enthusiasm. The brief playing time (33 minutes) is a minus, and few surprises occur, but the music is enjoyable.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/31/1995
Label: Dcc Compact Classics
UPC: 0010963062229
catalogNumber: 622


  1. Alonzo
  2. Lady Madonna
  3. Nica's Dream
  4. Spooky
  5. St. Croix
  6. Tra-La-La Song
  7. Morning Mist
  8. Get out of My Way

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cal Tjader   Primary Artist,Vibes
Armando Peraza   Conga
Johnny Rae   Drums
Zulaica   fender rhodes
John Rae   Percussion
Jim McCabe   Fretless Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Ritchie Adams   Composer
Buddy Buie   Composer
Gary McFarland   Producer
Andrew Richardson   Engineer
Norman Schwartz   Executive Producer
Harry Middlebrooks   Composer
Mort Goode   Liner Notes
James Cobb   Composer
Mike Shapiro   Composer
Mark Barkan   Composer
Ronné Bonder   Cover Design

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