Saturday, 23 February 2008

Live At The Funky Quarters by Cal Tjader

Produced by Ed Bogas (1972 Fantasy)

Once in awhile an album comes along that blows your mind and this for me is one of those. This is Cal Tjader Live and at his best. Each performance is a Master Class.

The first track "Leyte" is simply Classic. It has recently been sampled by Pete Rock, very successfully, into an excellent Hip-Hop Instrumental track called to 'To Each His Own'. "Soul Sauce" has a nice verbal introduction by Cal himself and this version is faultless with a great Bass Solo by John Heard. "Philly Mambo" is rocking and "Manteca" is better than the studio version. All in all this is a fantastic album and if you love Cal Tjader, a must have. So why not? At 320kbps who could refuse?

Fender-Rhodes Piano - Al Zulaica

Bass - John Heard

Drums - Dick Berk

Congas - Michael Smithe

Side one

1. Leyte

2. Mother and Child

3. Cubano Chant

4. Soul Sauce III

Side two

1. Philly Mambo

2. Davito

3. Manteca

4. Theme

Download Part One

Download Part Two



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paros said...

nice one but link pt2 is not working..are you sure that you want to kill the links because the others say its on cd...

Rock Savage said...

Had some problems with Rapidshare. The Link should be working very soon. As for links that are killed. It is a matter of principal. An artist makes money from sales. I respect the Artist. Like Radiohead's Album 'In Rainbows' - I purchased it, even when I could get it for free.



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a mind with no ceiling said...

This is one of the best Tjader I own, the soloing is just amazing-
great post.

arshille said...

hello - just a quick line to say thanx for your efforts -
the rs linx r okay -
best wishes from arshille

Arkiver said...

Gotta give you a special thanks for this one. I had this on 8-track tape back in the 70's and it was what really made me a Tjader fan. He is a one of a kind and this is perhaps his best! Thanks for recovering a copy for me to listen to once again!!

Lajazz said...

Thank you very much, I love Cal Tjader.

Muchisimas gracias!!

Bill said...

Thank you for this post. Looking forward to it!

Anonymous said...

Killer track. Cal is the man!

jazzobsessive said...

Yeah I love Tjader too & have this LP.

Recently purchased the "Here & Now" CD for the track "Black Orchid".

This is definatley a Tjader classic
& Clare Fishers keys are out of this world-do check it out if you don't know it.