Soul Sauce

Soul Sauce

by Cal Tjader



Soul Sauce is one of the highlights from Tjader's catalog with its appealing mixture of mambo, samba, bolero, and boogaloo styles. Tjader's core band -- long-time piano player Lonnie Hewitt, drummer Johnny Rae and percussionist's Willie Bobo and Armanda PerazaÑ -- starts things off with a cooled down version of Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo's latin jazz classic "Guachi Guaro (Soul Sauce)." With the help of guitarist Kenny Burrell, trumpeter Donald Byrd, and tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath they offer up a lively version of Mongo Santamaria's "Afro Blue." Sticking to his music's "Mambo Without a Migraine" reputation, though, Tjader's musicians keep things fairly calm, especially on Latinized ballads such as Billy May's "Somewhere In the Night" and on midtempo swingers like "Tanya." On Soul Sauce Tjader had perfected a middle ground between the brisk, collegiate mambo of his early Fantasy records and the mood-heavy sound of Asian themed albums like Breeze From the East. In the process, he dodged the "Latin lounge" label with an album full of smart arrangements, subtly provocative vibe solos, and intricate percussion backing.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/18/1994
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731452166821
catalogNumber: 521668

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cal Tjader   Primary Artist,Vibes
Richard Davis   Bass
Jimmy Heath   Tenor Saxophone
Armando Peraza   Percussion
Grady Tate   Drums
Johnny Rae   Drums
Willie Bobo   Percussion,Vocals
Donald Byrd   Trumpet
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Bob Bushnell   Bass,Electric Bass,Bongos
Lonnie Hewitt   Piano
John Hilliard   Bass
June Magruder   Vocals
Alberto Valdés   Percussion
Alfredito Valdez   Percussion

Technical Credits

Josef Myrow   Composer
Clark Terry   Composer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Michael Lang   Compilation Supervisor
Phil Schaap   Compilation Research
C. Taylor   Producer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Ben Young   Compilation Research

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