El Sonido Nuevo (The New Soul Sound)
by Cal Tjader
Released: May 1966
Label: Verve Records
A solid Latin jazz effort and its hard to resist that "Fred MacMurray goes Mod" album cover but this remains somewhat disappointing considering the level of talent involved. Tjader gets plenty of solo space but the songs fade out just as they are heating up (unusual considering how short the album is). The CD adds six bonus cuts from various Tjader sessions.