O Cal Brasileiro?? mas que admirava isso???
Peppino | 12/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Cal Tjader had made his name as a friend of musica Latina, it is well documented.
(Most recent aplicado discipulo is Pancho Sanchez, currently enjoying his top dog status as the anointed "el Rey", he cut his teeth in Tjader's bands).Here Mr "T" made tribute to Brasil, and the cd aggrgation contains no less than the creme of Brasilian musicians, notably Hermeto Pascoal, Egberto Gismonti, Raulzinho, Airto (and David Amaro from Airto's fabulous "Fingers" grupo).George Duke makes his appearance with his pseudonym he used during his Frank Zappa years, "Dawilli Gonga".The result, Cal T. made a recording where he graciously takes a back seat, almost a guest soloista in a session that is heavy indebted to Airto's recordings , "Fingers" and "Identity" (both excellent) the sound , the 70s Brasil-jazz fusion, with emfasis more on the Brasil and Jazz than "fusion".
The soloists are backed by the great Robertinho Silva and Luis Alves! Cal is featured on vibrafone and marimba, and solos from ALL are incredible "tasty". A nice uptempo read of Joao Donato's "Amazonas" and a sweet "Xibaba"(from Airto's recently re-issued solo recording)get the recording off to a roaring start, which never lets up.Hermeto solos exclusively on flute, and is otherworldly as usual. George Duke , you can tell his frases from the first few bars of his solos.For those who never heard, or never appreciated Mr Tjader's musics, this recording should open your heart a bit!and cannot beat the "supersaver" price! Viva Cal Tjader!"
Real Brazilian Fusion!
W. Anders | Sweden | 09/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hi, Just got this CD and it is all that I hoped for and more. CT makes a deep plunge in Brazil with this one with the help of mostly brazilian musicians. CT is not the only star here. George Duke was one of the reasons I bougt this CD and he does not disappoint and you can hear strong influences on the music from his excellent keyboard playing. The songs are strong and a lot happens within them. A lot of great soloing and musical turns and twists. This is not "elevator" fusion!
Highly recommended to CT and GD fans."