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Tjader Plays Mambo


Download links and information about Tjader Plays Mambo by Cal Tjader. This album was released in 1956 and it belongs to Jazz, Latin genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 33:24 minutes.

Artist: Cal Tjader
Release date: 1956
Genre: Jazz, Latin
Tracks: 12
Duration: 33:24
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No. Title Length
1. Yesterdays (Live) 3:21
2. Out of Nowhere (Live) 3:01
3. Fascinating Rhythm (Live) 2:45
4. Guarachi Guaro 2:58
5. The Lady Is a Tramp (Live) 2:52
6. It Ain't Necessarily So (Live) 2:03
7. Have You Met Miss Jones? 3:03
8. For Heaven's Sake (Live) 2:56
9. Mambo Macumba (Live) 2:19
10. East of the Sun (Live) 3:01
11. Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen (Live) 3:06
12. I Concentrate On You (Live) 1:59



Having finished his tenure with George Shearing in 1954, a thoroughly Latin-inoculated Cal Tjader took off on his own, recording several short slices of infectious Latin jazz, from which a dozen were selected for this album. Many of the selections are standards retrofitted with percolating Latin rhythms, cut and shaped to fit the old three-minute limit of 45 or 78 rpm singles. Tjader's crystalline vibes are teamed with a San Francisco Latin percussion section that lays down the grooves crisply and succinctly, with an occasional emulation of the more laid-back Shearing Latin sound ("East of the Sun"). Elsewhere, Cal experiments with a hot four-man trumpet section on four of the tracks, the best of which is a rhumba version of "Fascinating Rhythm." The earliest Tjader-led recording of "Guarachi Guaro" (later known as "Soul Sauce") is also included here. These seminal tracks helped launch the Cal Tjader Latin jazz style, and they still sound fresher than many other such historical landmarks. ~ Richard S. Ginell, Rovi