Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Tribute to Cal Tjader
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Latin Music
This CD edition features Paquito D'Rivera (sax) along with the versatile composer, arranger, vibraphonist and bandleader Louie Ramirez, whose all-star Latin Jazz Ensemble includes the likes of Tony Barrero (trumpet), Jose ... more »
This CD edition features Paquito D'Rivera (sax) along with the versatile composer, arranger, vibraphonist and bandleader Louie Ramirez, whose all-star Latin Jazz Ensemble includes the likes of Tony Barrero (trumpet), Jose A. Fajardo (flute), Mario Rivera (saxes and flute), Jose Mangual (percussion) and Ray de La Paz (vocals) among others.
Still great after 20 years
J. P. Pascoe | South Burlington, VT United States | 10/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this album (well... same title, same list of musicians, same tracks) in London UK in 1988. It was billed as "Louis Ramirez and his Latin Jazz Ensemble" and released on Caiman records in 1986 (the year Cal Tjader passed away) and then Ace Records in 1988. Louie Ramirez worked magic with the vibes, and Paquito d'Rivera wasn't billed as co-band leader but he sure played his heart out on alto sax. Listen to Milestones and you'll see what I mean (it's a brilliant arrangement and my favorite cut). I still listen to this album a lot after 20 years, and when I started putting my vinyl onto CD, this was the very first record I converted. It's a shining example of energetic Latin Jazz done right. This is a true classic in my collection, and I'd say odds are others will treasure it as well."