¡Que siga la fiesta!
Yeah, I've played it three times already. Solid outing and my favourite setting for Cal.You scored a good one!
Verve would have wanted a follow-up to Soul Sauce. (It was Tjader's hit album, selling about 150,000 copies originally, and being nominated for a Grammy.) So I think that probably meant that the word "soul" had to be in the title somewhere
Agreed. While I do like the album, it's really a pop outing with the emphasis on ensemble work while the improvisations are clearly subdued. (Relatively speaking, it makes those Wes Montgomery / Creed Taylor affairs come off like a mid '60s Miles LP. As such I file it in with the '60s pop, between Sonny Terry the The Turtles.)But I can't say that the Sounds Out Burt Bacharach album worked all that well--it's more like an MOR gig, with no Latin or jazz finding its way to the studio that day.
Some of the problem lay with McFarland. While I enjoy his LPs, when he's in the producer's chair, he has a way of sucking the jazz away from jazz musicians. He produced Cal's Bacharach LP -- as well as Gabor's Skye LPs.The Skye Records era is a mixed bag...It didn't take long for Skye Records to implode. It was founded by Norman Schwartz in collaboration with musicians Gary McFarland, Gabor Szabo and Cal Tjader
She was the one to take chances, and was the one who also owned the Paul Desmond records, among other things. My dad was more into the easy listening and lounge music, along with a few "ethnic" records based on our heritage. If there were any Cuban or Mexican records in the house, those were also my mother's doing.Man, your mother was hip. My mom was listening to Billy Vaughn though she also liked Doc Severinsen and Al Hirt!