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
2. Mother and Child
3. Cubano Chant
4. Soul Sauce III
1. Philly Mambo