The Best Of The Concord Years
CAT # CCD2-2228-2
DISC ONE 1. Serengeti 5:05 2. Linda Chicana 5:19 3. Aleluia 4:09 4. Evil Ways 5:13 5. Close Enough For Love (Theme From "Agatha") 4:46 6. Roger's Samba 4:28 7. Quietly There 4:54 8. Besame Mucho 5:22 9. Mambo Mindoro 3:47 10. Don't Look Back 5:43 11. Bye Bye Blues 6:49 DISC TWO 1. Speak Low 6:04 2. Will You Still Be Mine? 3:33 3. Don’t You Worry 'Bout A Thing 3:40 4. Cuban Fantasy 5:29 5. Guachi Guaro (Soul Sauce) 6:16 6. Naima 5:52 7. Shoshana 7:30 8. The Continental 6:09 9. Santo Domingo 3:28 10. Mindanao 7:03
Cal Tjader’s distinctive sound—melding the cool sound of the vibes with fiery Latin rhythms—made for a signature style of Latin jazz that is as accessible as it is influential. Although the peerless Latin jazz vibraphonist/bandleader’s Concord years were unexpectedly cut short—recording from 1979 until his death in 1982—there’s certainly no shortage of great music in the half-dozen recordings the Latin jazz legend logged during this creative and prolific period. Some the most inspired performances from each of Tjader’s Concord recordings are featured in this special 2-CD collection, including, amongst many other highlights, tracks from the Grammy® Award-winning La Onda Va Bien (the recording that launched the Concord Picante label) and his rare collaboration with vocalist Carmen McRae.
Cal Tjader – vibraphone; with collective personnel: Ramon Banda, timbales and percussion; Al Bent, trombone; Rob Fisher, bass; Gary Foster, soprano saxophone & flute Roger Glenn, flute & percussion; Scott Hamilton, tenor saxophone; Mike Heathman, trombone; Hank Jones, piano; Vince Lateano, drums & percussion; Mark Levine, piano & Fender Rhodes; Mundell Lowe, guitar; Carmen McRae, vocals; Marshall Otwell, piano; Poncho Sanchez, congas & percussion; Dean Reilly, bass.
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