Cool Fire

Cal Tjader

Cool Fire
  • CAT # CCD2-2205-25

    DISC ONE  
    1. Serenata 6:56
    2. Poncho Con Dos Amigos 7:05
    3. Mindanao 7:03
    4. Tesoro 5:38
    5. Santo Domingo 3:28
    6. Naima 5:52
    7. The Continental 6:09
    DISC TWO  
    1. Guachi Guaro (Soul Sauce) 6:16
    2. Doxy 7:17
    3. Shoshana 7:30
    4. Speak Low 7:30
    5. Broadway 6:10
    6. Cuban Fantasy 5:29
    7. Good Vibes 3:55

Cal Tjader crafted one the sleekest and most distinctive sounds in Latin jazz. His cool, shimmering, jazz vibes, gliding fluidly atop fiery, hot Afro-Cuban rhythms, made for a sonic signature that virtually defined the West Coast Latin jazz sound. Two of the influential vibraphonist/bandleader's best live recordings A Fuego Vivo and Good Vibes are proudly presented, in their entirety, in this specially-priced 2-CD collection. Amongst many exciting highlights is an inspired, live version of Cal's signature tune Guachi Guaro (Soul Sauce)and Poncho Con Dos Amigos, an animated display of percussion pyrotechnics featuring the now-renowned conguero, Poncho Sanchez. “…one of the idiom's most important pacesetters.” — Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

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The late vibist Cal Tjader remains the foremost American-born interpreter of Afro-Latin jazz. On the first half of this collection, made in… More
From the late 1950s until the end of his life, which ended too soon, vibist Cal Tjader (1925-1982) focused primarily on fusing jazz improvisation… More
Extremes bookends vibist-percussionist Cal Tjader's very first recordings, made c. 1951 for Fantasy and previously available only on… More
Before the vibist Cal Tjader established himself in the early to mid-1960s as the leading Anglo proponent of Latin jazz, he was an engaging… More
with Lonnie Hewitt, Victor Venegas, Eddie Coleman, Willie Bobo, Mongo Santamaria Recorded in performance May 27 and October 7, 1960. More
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with Lonnie Hewitt, Rob Fisher, Pete Riso, Poncho Sanchez Recorded May 22, 1976. More