Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
Double Dose Of Tjader Tjuice
Greg C. | NY | 10/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"EXCELLENT! These two killer early 70s Tjader efforts (1971's "Agua Dulce" and 1972's "Live At The Funky Corners") can now be had together on one little shiny disc, which will save you shelling out $30-$40 for either of the original vinyl issues. This music demands nothing of you but to feel good and feel free, to either dance or contemplate a starry sky on a summer night. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how much melody Tjader wrings out of the Stones' "Gimme Shelter," and if "Morning" doesn't fill you with an immense sense of serenity and well-being, you're obviously in need of extensive therapy. It's a shame that music this good should exist beneath the radar of mass public exposure and familiarity, especially since Tjader's sweet, sweet sound enhanced many lives in its day. Don't even hesitate--get this right away, and disregard those jazz pundits who can't accept this wonderful music for the antidote-to-a-world-gone-insane that it is. Just pop it in the tray, hit "play" and immediately feel much sexier!"
Gringos can jump!
E. Macomber | New Bern, NC United States | 02/23/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am humbled by Greg C's view of Tjader and can expain why this along with about 40 others by CT are a must. This guy was never seen by his peers as a gringo, he WAS "simpatico." He could hold his own with being the vibist with George Shearing, playing percussion with Dave Brubeck or letting it all hand out with Eddie Palmieri. He was discounted by too many critics of jazz because he saw a jazz classic in a McCartney/Lennon tune as much as a Gershwin piece. He was able to make more albums than just about anybody short of Miles,Dizzy or Oscar Peterson. I know it went into the hundreds! This LP is only refined by its inherent digital longevity. Hope my great,great,great grandchildren love it as much as I have."