Cal Tjader Carmen McRae - Heat Wave - Limited Edition 180 Gram LP
Limited Edition 180 Gram LP
Heat Wave is a 1982 studio album by vibraphonist Cal Tjader and jazz singer Carmen McRae. Tjader died four months after the completion of Heat Wave, it was his final recording. The album was arranged by pianists Mark Levine and Marshall Otwell. McRae and Tjader did not get on well during the recording, and Tjader later overdubbed his parts without McRae present. McRae chose to sing "Besame Mucho" in its original Spanish language lyrics, and Willie Bobo helped her with the pronunciation. Heat Wave peaked at 25 on Billboard's Jazz Albums chart.
1. HEAT WAVE (3:02)
2. ALL IN LOVE IS FAIR (4:23)
3. BÉSAME MUCHO (5:21)
4. EVIL WAYS (5:11)
5. DO NOTHING TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME (3:08)
6. LOVE (3:02)
7. UPSIDE DOWN (Flor de Lis) (4:29)
8. THE VISIT (4:09)
9. SPEAK LOW (4:46)
10. DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT A THING (3:41)
CAL TJADER, vibes CARMEN McRAE, vocals MARSHALL OTWELL, piano MARK LEVINE, piano ROB FISHER, bass VINCE LATEANO, drums PONCHO SÁNCHEZ, congas and percussion RAMÓN BANDA, timbales and percussion AL BENT, trombone MIKE HEATHMAN, trombone.
Recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California, January 1982.