by Cal Tjader


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Still trying to stay in tune with the Seventies, Cal Tjader joins forces with another refugee from another time, guitarist Charlie Byrd, for an album of contemporary Brazilian-flavored jazz. The alliance is forged mostly on Byrd's terms, with bossa nova, samba and percussive displays from Brazil's interior dominating the grooves. This time, after proving very adaptable to previous experiments, Tjader seems to be out in the cold in these settings, and he lays out a lot more often than usual on this album. Byrd rides along in his gentle, prickly-toned manner on acoustic and electric guitars, and the rhythm section shifts personnel and instruments from track to track. Yet oddly enough, this is still a musically rich feast. Electric pianist Mike Wolff's "Samba de Oneida" is a marvelously propulsive samba, and "Tereza My Love," one of Antonio Carlos Jobim's most attractive sleepers, is given a lovely rendition. The title track, written by Airto Moreira, is given an authentic, rambunctious Airto-style treatment, very much up-to-date, but Cal doesn't sound totally comfortable with the rhythm on vibes, spending most of his time on timbales. Even though this isn't prime Tjader, the overall quality of the music makes it a winner.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/11/1996
Label: Ojc
UPC: 0025218689120
catalogNumber: 891
Rank: 77762

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cal Tjader   Primary Artist,Timbales,Vibes
Charlie Byrd   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Track Performer
Dick Berk   Percussion,Drums
John Heard   Bass
Joe Byrd   Electric Bass
Michael Wolff   Piano,Electric Piano
Mayuto Correa   Percussion
Mike Stephans   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Eddie Harris   Engineer
Airto Moreira   Composer
Phil DeLancie   Contributor
Orrin Keepnews   Producer
Jim Stern   Remixing
Tony Lane   Art Direction
Moraes Mareira   Composer
Airto   Composer
Susan Lane   Artwork,Cover Art
Mike Wolff   Composer

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