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Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits [1995]

Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits [1995]

Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits [1995]

Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits [1995]




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: 06/30/1995
Label: Fantasy
UPC: 0025218243629
catalogNumber: 24736
Rank: 79836


  1. Soul Sauce (Guachi Guaro)
  2. Mamblues
  3. Cool
  4. Cubano Chant
  5. Ginza Samba
  6. Black Orchid
  7. Doxy
  8. Lucero
  9. Maria
  10. Afro Blue
  11. Invitation
  12. Viva Cepeda
  13. Mambo Macumba
  14. Ritmo Africano
  15. Tumbao
  16. Bonita
  17. A Night in Tunisia
  18. Sonny Boy
  19. Mambo Terrifico
  20. Ritmo Caliente

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cal Tjader   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
McKibbon   Bass
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 Santamaría   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
Saul Soss   Liner Notes
Phill Carrol   Art Direction
Jose Lozano   Composer

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