Cal Tjader Cal Tjader's Latin Concert (Live)
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- Released: May 4, 2010
- Originally Released: 1991
- Label: Ojc
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Personnel: Cal Tjader (vibraphone); Vince Guaraldi (piano); Al McKibbon (bass); Willie Bobo (drums, timbales); Mongo Santamaria (congas).
Recorded live at the Blackhawk, San Francisco, California in September 1958. Originally released on Fantasy (8014).
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1991, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley).
Personnel: Cal Tjader (vibraphone); Vince Guaraldi (piano); Willie Bobo (drums, timbales); Mongo Santamaria (congas).
Latin Concert is a pretty good sampling of vibraphonist Cal Tjader's influential Latin jazz of the 1950s. With pianist Vince Guaraldi, bassist Al McKibbon, Willie Bobo on timbales and drums, and the congas of Mongo Santamaria, Tjader's impressive unit performs four of his catchy originals and two by Santamaria in addition to Latinized versions of "The Continental" and Ray Bryant's "Cubano Chant." This highly rhythmic music is hard to dislike. ~ Scott Yanow