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2014
Agua Dulce
2011
Sextet (Remastered)
2011
Stan Getz/Cal Tjader Sextet [Original Jazz Classics Remasters]
2009
The Grace Cathedral Concert (Live)
2009
Black Hawk Nights (Live)
2009
Bamboleate
2008
Plays the Contemporary Music of Mexico and Brazil
2005
Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings (Remastered)
2003
Cuban Fantasy (Live) [feat. Clare Fischer, Bob Redfield, Rob Fisher, Pete Riso & Poncho Sanchez]
2002
Our Blues (feat. Vince Guaraldi, Lonnie Hewitt, Eddie Coleman, Willie Bobo, Mongo Santamaria, Gene Wright & a.L. Torres)
2002
Concerts In the Sun (Live)
2002
Cal Tjader Plays Harold Arlen & West Side Story
1998
Sounds Out Burt Bacharach
1996
Jazz 'round Midnight: Cal Tjader
1995
Soul Sauce
1995
Plugs In
1994
Jazz Masters 39: Cal Tjader
1994
Latino! (Remastered)
1994
Amazonas
1993
Black Orchid
1992
Primo
1989
Monterey Concerts
1989
Compact Jazz: Cal Tjader
1984
Good Vibes (Live)
1982
Heat Wave
1981
A Fuego Vivo (Live)
1981
The Shining Sea (feat. Hank Jones, Scott Hamilton, Vince Lateano & Dean Reilly)
1980
La Onda Va Bien
1980
Gozame! Pero Ya...
1974
Tambu
1973
Los Ritmos Calientes
1968
The Prophet
1968
Fried Bananas
1968
Solar Heat
1966
Soul Burst
1965
Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof
1964
Breeze From the East
1963
Several Shades of Jade
1963
Soña Libré
1959
Latin Kick
1958
Cal Tjader's Latin Concert
1958
Sextet (Remastered)
1956
Tjader Plays Mambo
1955
Tjader Play Tjazz (Live)
Cal Tjader Jul 17, 2018
Remembering pianist Vince Guaraldi, who was born on 17 July 1928 in San Francisco. In 1951 Guaraldi became a founding member of the Cal Tjader Trio and recorded several great albums with him. He also composed a modern classic in 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'. He was popular in the jazz world and recorded with Stan Getz - Verve Records and Ben Webster _ Verve Records. Gerry Mulligan recorded his composition 'Rain, Rain, Go Away'
Cal Tjader Jul 16, 2018
“Cal was a very sophisticated musician, a real jazz player. He had a lot of feeling. There are a lot of vibe players out there that aren't really playing on that level. There are very few of them that can play a ballad the way that Cal did. By the time I met Cal, there were certainly [lots] of guys who could do unheard of things with the instrument technically. But there were not very many people that were interested in just expressing themselves in an artistic fashion." Scott Hamilton, Jazz tenor saxophonist, on Cal Tjader, who was born on this day in 1925
Cal Tjader Jul 16, 2018
"I started tap dancing when I was four but my first interest in jazz was when I was about seven and I was listening to Count Basie _ Verve Records and Benny Goodman... and I took up drums. I won the Gene Krupa contest when I was a child. I played drums in a Dixieland band in High School." Remembering Cal Tjader, who was born on 16 July 1925.
Cal Tjader Jul 15, 2018
"Cal Tjader was undoubtedly the most famous non-Latino leader of Latin jazz bands, an extraordinary distinction." http://bit.ly/2sNN1WH
Cal Tjader Jul 15, 2018
Tomorrow is the anniversary of the birth of the one and only Cal Tjader, who was born to his mother, a concert pianist called Victoria, on her second wedding anniversary on 16 July 1925. He was christened Callen Radcliffe Tjader Junior
Cal Tjader Jul 10, 2018
No fooling Cal...
Cal Tjader Jul 06, 2018
"Cal Tjader he was well-respected among Latin musicians and many of the greats played with him over the years, including Candido, Armando Peraza, Eddie Palmieri, and Tito Puente." http://bit.ly/2skf2Vw
Cal Tjader Jul 06, 2018
Gone but treasured forever... remembering the genius Louis Armstrong, who died on 6 July 1971, in the best way - through his wonderful music
Cal Tjader Jun 29, 2018
"Tjader's mid-1950s quintet rode the wave of the popularity of West Coast jazz, giving pianist Vince Guaraldi, among others, major career boosts." http://bit.ly/2skf2Vw
Cal Tjader Jun 23, 2018
Cal Tjader live with Dizzy Gillespie: http://bit.ly/2sf6Juj
Cal Tjader Jun 21, 2018
Happy 86th birthday to the master musician, composer and arranger Lalo Schifrin. He was the arranger for Cal Tjader on the 1963 Verve Records album 'Several Shades of Jade', which was recorded in 1963. It peaked at 79 on the Billboard 200.
Cal Tjader Jun 16, 2018
Cal Tjader live with Dizzy Gillespie: http://bit.ly/2sf6Juj
Cal Tjader Jun 08, 2018
"Cal Tjader was undoubtedly the most famous non-Latino leader of Latin jazz bands, an extraordinary distinction." http://bit.ly/2sNN1WH
Cal Tjader Jun 03, 2018
This unusual album cover for Cal Tjader's 1968 Verve Records album 'The Prophet' was the work of art director David Krieger and artist Marvin Hayes. The drummer on the album is the great Ed Thigpen
Cal Tjader Jun 02, 2018
"Cal Tjader - the greatest Anglo musician in Latin music! in recent years, he's come to be recognized as one of the fathers of acid jazz, with numerous combos imitating the blend of Latin, jazz, and funk he pioneered in the 1960s." http://bit.ly/2skf2Vw
Cal Tjader May 30, 2018
Are these the Top 10 Jazz Saxophonists of all time? 🎷
Cal Tjader May 28, 2018
Cal Tjader live with Dizzy Gillespie: http://bit.ly/2sf6Juj
Cal Tjader May 27, 2018
Cal Tjader's numerous recordings for Fantasy and Verve and long-standing presence in the San Francisco Bay Area eventually had a profound influence upon Carlos Santana, and thus Latin rock.
Cal Tjader May 24, 2018
In 1965 Cal Tjader was interviewed at the Berry Patch Club in North Sacramento. He talked about his move to Verve Records, saying: “West Side Story is the best-selling album on Fantasy Records. We are rehearsing some jazz and Latin and bossa nova for Verve Records and we are trying to do two albums in two days. It doesn’t have a title but we were thinking of ‘Whatever Happened to the Mambo.”
Cal Tjader May 14, 2018
Are these the Top 10 Jazz Saxophonists of all time? 🎷
Cal Tjader May 13, 2018
John Wendeborn, a critic for the Portland Oregonian, said recently: “The guy portrays a hyper sense of humor offstage that is a direct opposite from his quiet, yet active, demeanor when playing. Talking with Tjader for an interview with notes and all is difficult. He kept me in stitches most of the time with ad libs and imitations of other people, including his late friend Lenny Bruce.”
Cal Tjader May 06, 2018
The heyday of the Great American Songbook spanned four decades, beginning in the 20s. The songwriters found willing ambassadors for their music among jazz musicians, because their wonderful melodies appealed to anyone with a love of music. They also allowed musicians to improvise, taking their audience on unique and innovative journeys.
Cal Tjader May 05, 2018
Are these the Top 10 Jazz Saxophonists of all time? 🎷
Cal Tjader May 05, 2018
RIP Cal Tjader, who collapsed from a heart attack and died on 5 May 1982, aged 56, while on tour in Manilia. He had been due to to perform with his Latin Jazz Sextet at Manila's Folk Arts Theatre two days later. His daughter Liz recalled that as a boy Cal Tjader used to sit on the roof of the San Mateo Train Station and keep time on a snare drum to the commuters walking. "He would adjust his tempo according to their speed," she recalled.
Cal Tjader Apr 20, 2018
Jimmy Lyons wanted to generate some buzz for the 1960 Monterey Jazz Festival so he asked his friend Cal Tjader if he would play at a 'Jazz Festival Preview' on 20 April 1959, at the Sunset School Auditorium in nearby Carmel. This concert, which features reed player Paul Horn, was recorded by Universal Music's Fantasy Records and issued separately in 1959 and 1962 as Cal Tjader’s 'Concert by the Sea' and 'Concert by the Sea, Vol. 2'. These albums are seminal sum cool swinging jazz, with expressive ballads and a Cuban influence.