The late 1960s and early 1970s introduced changes to jazz as well as to all of music. Pop organ and whacka-whacka electric guitar sounds invaded the studio when Candido recorded these sessions in September 1969. This reissue with Dr. Billy Taylor’s original liner notes only measures 38 minutes in length, but its value lies in the quality; not its running time. So play it twice. Highly recommended, Thousand Finger Man is a pop album with spirit, musical accuracy and excellent sound quality.
Conguero Candido Camero was born in Havana and came to New York with Dizzy Gillespie’s encouragement. But then, that was in 1952 before history made Cuba-U.S. relations rather awkward for working musicians. Candido has had the opportunity to perform with Stan Kenton, Lionel Hampton, Elvin Jones and many others. His talent as congacero and bongocero is matched by only a few. Stepping into the spotlight frequently, Candido stirs up the band. Their well-balanced band sound includes organ, two guys splitting the electric bass chair, horns, and guitar. The title track demonstrates literally Candido’s abilities as he trades fours with the band and makes both conga drums & bongo drums talk to each other.
Track Listing: Jump Back; Come On Choo-Choo Train; Soul Limbo; Tony
Personnel: Candido Camero- congas, bongos on "Hallelujah! I
I grew up listening to my father's jazz records and listening to the radio. My dad was a musician for many years as a vocalist, bassist and drummer. His two uncles played in the Symphony of Reggio Calabria back in Italy
I grew up listening to my father's jazz records and listening to the radio. My dad was a musician for many years as a vocalist, bassist and drummer. His two uncles played in the Symphony of Reggio Calabria back in Italy. So music and jazz specifically have been a part of me since I was born. I love and perform in all styles of music from around the world. Improvisation in jazz is what drew me in, and still does as well as other genres that feature improvisation. A group of great musicians expressing themselves as one is the hallmark of great jazz and in fact all great music.