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Los Ritmos Calientes - The Cal Tjader Forum

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They're not cheap - I ordered 5 CDs for $ 22.95 and the shipping & handling is $ 22.35!

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;) Mike, new tenant has just moved into next door. I was playing Cubano chant, from Ritmo Caliente, he knocked on the door, and said who is that your playing? Being from Colombia he really digs his salsa.He loved the music, so i burnt him a copy, so another Tjader fan is hopefully born.

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Some rare Tjader covers along the way. That's Armando Peraza on the conga drums.

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Album covers, #2:

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Album covers, #3 - that was the original!

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One that I like from Cal(hell I can't think of one I DON'T like)but one I would like to put a good word in for is "Huracan".

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Album covers, #3 - that was the original!

I'd still like to know how they got away with THAT one back then! This cover is on the Los Ritmos Calientes CD. I guess no one ever really looked that close. (Well, except for me! :excited::g )

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Album covers, #3 - that was the original!

I'd still like to know how they got away with THAT one back then! This cover is on the Los Ritmos Calientes CD. I guess no one ever really looked that close. (Well, except for me! :excited::g )

The reproduction on the CD is so tiny it leaves plenty room for speculation ...

Count me in for closer looks ;)

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Here's the CD cover for comparison:

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Wonder if they did a new photo session for the cover of the twofer LP reissue:

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But the cover for Mas Ritmo Caliente is nice, too:

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:D Mike, was listening to Colorado Waltz yesterday, hadent really heard it in the right frame of mind, i thought what a great little number. Armando Peraza really lets loose and creates some excitement, do you like this number? paul

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Hi Folks,

New guy here. I'm trying to find out if a Tjader album was ever recored on a CD.

The album is "Tjader" put out by Fantasy (#8406). Great cut of "Evil Ways" is on it.

As an aside, I did have the honor of attending a performance of Ca;'s that was recorded to an album. I believe it was at Concerts By the Sea in SoCali in the early 70s.

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Hey CalFan, what's your favorite era of Cal's? Fantasy, Verve, or Concord?

Here's hoping you'll stick around. As you can see, you've got a lotta Cal fans here! :tup:)

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Yes we do! One of my favorites! I remember a while ago on the bus on a trip for the school band, I was listening to Cal Tjader. Try to explain to 100 kids that you're listening to Afro Cuban music! :lol:

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Al, probably the Fantasy era would be my fav but I generally like individual cuts rather than albums or time frames.

Another musican I like is Herbie Mann; I like his earlier stuff (e.g. Summertime & Commin Home, Baby) but I also enjoy Memphis Underground which is "pschyodelic rock jazz" from the early 70s. The title cut, Memphis Underground, is awesome to listen to with the volumn pumped up to "launch"! LOL!

Okay, looks like no luck with the album; bummer dudes. Appreciate the help.

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Hi Folks,

New guy here. I'm trying to find out if a Tjader album was ever recored on a CD.

The album is "Tjader" put out by Fantasy (#8406). Great cut of "Evil Ways" is on it.

That's one of the few Tjader LPs not yet on CD (all are from the 1970's Fantasy tenure, BTW).

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Another musican I like is Herbie Mann; I like his earlier stuff (e.g. Summertime & Commin Home, Baby) but I also enjoy Memphis Underground which is "pschyodelic rock jazz" from the early 70s. The title cut, Memphis Underground, is awesome to listen to with the volumn pumped up to "launch"! LOL!

... and of course, welcome to the board and its reservate of dedicated Cal fans in particular.

Herbie Mann I loved before I first heard Cal's music - Do The Bossa Nova was one of my first jazz LPs, and I love his music and its openness to all styles ever since. There is a connection between Herbie's and Cal's bands, BTW: Johnny Rae played vibes and timbales in Herbie's Afro-Cuban band before he joined Tjader after Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo left.

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:D Mike, was listening to Colorado Waltz yesterday ...

Yes, that's a nice little number - probabbly the best on that CD.

Thanks for pointing this out - overheard it more or less until now. This was an album that had me a little disappointed at first - I was so much into the intensity of Cal's band with Mongo and Bobo at the time this one had to sound lame to me - but in fact it's a very good album. A session recorded for Skye but unreleased at the time - Steve Hofmann's series of Skye reissues unearthed it.

Found on this CD (was issued on SACD as well):

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... another rare early Tjader cover along the thread:

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i just got "cal tjader's latin concert" and i think it is great.

vince guaraldi really impressed me especially. his comping is so rhythmic.

was this a good disc to start with?

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If you like it, sure ... ;)

Guaraldi was a great match for Tjader. Had that same affinity for Latin rhythm combined with good jazz chops. The reason the comping is so rhythmic is that it is based on the Cuban concept of accompanying riffs or ostinatos, called guajeos in Cuban music.

But this is one of the best live records by one of the best Tjader bands, so you hit the top level with the first purchase, if you know what I mean ...

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Have to agree there, as I just picked it up in the recent J&R sale. Guaraldi is so locked in, you'd think he was plugged directly into Tjader's mind.

Also received the SACD of Sextet yesterday, which has the original cover restored. I'm listening to it right now, and though I loved this album before, the SACD is a whole new listening experience. I mean, they sound like they're playing here in the room with me! Needless to say, this will not be the last Fantasy SACD I get.

I could just shoot myself: I'm already broke enough as it is! :g

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