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Tribute To Cal Tjader

LP (Item 19843) Caiman, 1986 — Condition: Near Mint-

A fantastic tribute to the great Cal Tjader – and a set that features heavy contributions from the equally-wonderful Louie Ramirez – a vibist whose 60s work had as much influence on Latin sounds as the best records by Cal! The set was recorded in the late 80s, but has a vibe that's a lot more faithful to an old school Latin jazz sound than most from the time – nicely spare production, and a core group who really know how to both hit the right rhythms, and make the most of their solos! Louie plays both vibes and some keyboards – and Paquito D'Rivera adds in some alto solos – in a group that also features Mario Rivera ont enor and flute, Tony Barrero and Al Torrente on trumpets, Larry Farrel on trombone, and Jose Fajardo on flute. Most tracks are instrumental – but Yayo El Indio and Adalberto Santiago add in some occasional chorus vocals – and titles include "Latin Blues", "Milestones", "Mambo For Cal", "Noche De Salsa", "El Titere", and "Soul Sauce".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has bent corners.)

Near Mint - (minus)

  • Black vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt.
  • Should still be very shiny under a light, even with slight amount of dust on surface.
  • One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so. These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play, but might detract from the looks.
  • May have some flaws and discoloration in the vinyl, but only those that would be intrinsic to the pressing. These should disappear when the record is tilted under the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record. (Buddah and ABC pressings from the 70's are a good example of this.)
  • May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
  • Possible minor surface noise when played.

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.



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