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Studio album by Clare Fischer
Released November 1965
Genre Latin jazz
Label Pacific Jazz
PJ-10096, ST-20096
Producer Richard Bock
Clare Fischer chronology
So Danço Samba
Easy Livin'
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
External audio
You may listen to "Dulzura" here

Manteca! is an album by composer/arranger/keyboardist Clare Fischer, released in November 1965 on the Pacific Jazz label.[2] Following his previous album, So Danço Samba, devoted primarily to the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, and to the bossa nova in general, with this, his first devoted to Afro-Cuban jazz (even reinterpreting one of Jobim's compositions accordingly). Fischer also used the occasion to unveil what would become his second bona fide jazz standard, Morning.

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "Manteca" (W.G. Fuller-J. Gillespie) - 3:40
  2. "El Toro" (Mongo Santamaria) - 3:31
  3. "Morning" (Clare Fischer) - 4:05
  4. "Afro Blue" (Mongo Santamaria) - 3:30

Side Two

  1. "Favela" (Antonio Carlos Jobim) - 4:10
  2. "Marguerite (Suegra)" (Clare Fischer) - 2:28
  3. "Dulzura" (Clare Fischer) - 3:12
  4. "Sway" (Pablo Beltran Ruiz) - 2:45
  5. "Negrita" (Rudy Calzado) - 3:13


Side One

Side Two

  • Clare Fischer - piano
  • Richard West - bass
  • Nicholas "Cuco" Martinez - timbales
  • Adolfo "Chino" Valdes and Carlos Vidal - conga
  • Rudy Calzado - cencero and güiro


  1. ^ "Clare Fischer: Manteca! (Overview)". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-03-19.
  2. ^ "New Album Releases". Billboard. November 20, 1965. Retrieved 2013-03-19.

External Links[edit]

Album back cover at Blogspot