Mambo With Tjader
  • CAT # OJCCD-271-25

    1. Mamblues - Mambo 2:26
    2. Midnight Sun - Cha Cha Cha 3:56
    3. Sonny Boy - Mambo 2:35
    4. Cherry - Cha Cha Cha 3:23
    5. I'll Remember April - Bolero 3:20
    6. This Can't Be Love - Mambo 3:03
    7. Tenderly - Bolero 3:47
    8. Dearly Beloved - Cha Cha Cha 3:56
    9. Chloe - Mambo 2:30
    10. Lucero - Mambo 3:15
    11. Bye Bye Blues - Mambo 2:58
    12. Autumn Leaves - Bolero 2:49

Along with the tracks on Tjader Plays Mambo (OJC-274), this collection from the fall of 1954 represented Tjader's increasing dedication to Latin jazz--first on 78-RPM singles, then EPs, and finally LPs. Cal's enthusiastic vibes work as well as his timbales playing and occasional singing is joined by the brothers Manny (piano) and Carlos (bass) Duran, and percussionists Bayardo Velarde and Edgard Rosales. Tjader's combined love of ballad improvisation and Latin rhythms is obvious--"Midnight Sun," "Tenderly," and "Autumn Leaves" are beautiful renditions, attractively arranged (by Tjader) for the unusual complement.

with Manuel Duran, Carlos Duran, Edgard Rosales, Bayardo Velarde

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