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Too Late Now
Agua Dulce
Stan Getz/Cal Tjader Sextet [Original Jazz Classics Remasters]
Sextet (Remastered)
The Grace Cathedral Concert (Live)
Black Hawk Nights (Live)
Plays the Contemporary Music of Mexico and Brazil
Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings (Remastered)
Cuban Fantasy (Live) [feat. Clare Fischer, Bob Redfield, Rob Fisher, Pete Riso & Poncho Sanchez]
Concerts In the Sun (Live)
Our Blues (feat. Vince Guaraldi, Lonnie Hewitt, Eddie Coleman, Willie Bobo, Mongo Santamaria, Gene Wright & a.L. Torres)
Cal Tjader Plays Harold Arlen & West Side Story
Ultimate Cal Tjader
Time For 2
Sounds Out Burt Bacharach
Jazz 'round Midnight: Cal Tjader
Talkin' Verve: Roots Of Acid Jazz
Plugs In
Soul Sauce
Jazz Masters 39: Cal Tjader
Latino! (Remastered)
Black Orchid
Monterey Concerts
Compact Jazz: Cal Tjader
Good Vibes (Live)
Heat Wave
The Shining Sea (feat. Hank Jones, Scott Hamilton, Vince Lateano & Dean Reilly)
A Fuego Vivo (Live)
Gozame! Pero Ya...
La Onda Va Bien
Los Ritmos Calientes
The Prophet
Solar Heat
Fried Bananas
El Sonido Nuevo
Soul Burst
Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof
Breeze From the East
Several Shades of Jade
Soña Libré
Latin Kick
Cal Tjader's Latin Concert
Sextet (Remastered)
Tjader Plays Mambo
Tjader Play Tjazz (Live)
Cal Tjader Apr 23, 2019
Lalo Schifrin was the arranger for Cal Tjader on the 1963 Verve Records album 'Several Shades of Jade', which was recorded on 23-25 April 1963. It peaked at 79 on the Billboard 200. One of the recordings was Schifrin’s composition ‘The Fakir’
Cal Tjader Apr 23, 2019
Are these the 50 Greatest Live Jazz Albums? 🎷
Cal Tjader Apr 20, 2019
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.
Cal Tjader Apr 19, 2019
Quiz Fun...Do you know your Miles from your Dukes? Your Thelonious from your Coleman…See if you Can you get 10/10 on this Jazz Music Quiz 🎷
Cal Tjader Apr 14, 2019
What is bebop, and why is it hailed as the most important development in jazz? 🎺
Cal Tjader Apr 13, 2019
Are these the Best 50 Jazz Albums of all time? 🎷
Cal Tjader Apr 10, 2019
On 10 April 1957 Cal Tjader paid tribute to Duke Ellington when he recorded his 'Theme for Duke' on his record 'Our Blues'
Cal Tjader Apr 07, 2019
The great Conga player and bandleader Mongo Santamaria was born on this day in 1922 in Havana. He played with Dizzy Gillespie and made albums with Cal Tjader from 1958's 'A Night at the Black Hawk' up to 1993's 'Black Orchid'
Cal Tjader Apr 06, 2019
Happy #JazzAppreciationMonth! Here's a playlist filled with Jazz greats to celebrate 🎺
Cal Tjader Apr 01, 2019
Happy #JazzAppreciationMonth! Here's a playlist filled with Jazz greats to celebrate 🎺
Cal Tjader Mar 30, 2019
Who would you add to This Best Male Jazz Singers: An Essential Top 25 Countdown? 🎤
Cal Tjader Mar 30, 2019
Celebrating World #PianoDay! 🎉🎹 Here's The 50 Best Jazz Pianists Of All Time
Cal Tjader Mar 25, 2019
Cal Tjader said he "had a ball" when he made the album 'Ritomo Caliente' - which means 'hot rhythm' - for Fantasy Recordings (part of Universal Music) when he recorded in San Francisco on 25 March 1955. At the time Tjader was leading his own Afro-Cuban band at the Macumba Club in the city. The album, with its 'hot' cover, included Armando Peraza and Al McKibbon on congas.
Cal Tjader Mar 23, 2019
Happy 86th birthday to Dave Frishberg, who was born on 23 March 1933 in Minnesota. Frishberg's song credits include cult classics 'My Attorney Bernie' and 'Peel Me A Grape', which Anita O'Day - Verve Records and Cal Tjader recorded for Verve Records in 1962
Cal Tjader Mar 21, 2019
Here's 75 Of The Best Jazz Guitar Albums 🎸
Cal Tjader Mar 17, 2019
Saluting the great #NatKingCole, who started as a jazz pianist, who was born 100 years ago today. See this uDiscover guide to his top songs
Cal Tjader Mar 08, 2019
Remembering Hungarian guitarist Gábor Szabó, who was born on this day in 1936. He was only 45 when he died in 1982. In 1968 he started the label Skye Records with vibraphonist Cal Tjader, Gary McFarland, and music executive Norman Schwartz. The label released 21 studio albums before declaring bankruptcy in 1970
Cal Tjader Mar 06, 2019
For 'Cal Tjader plays the contemporary music of Mexico and Brazil', Verve Records had the inspired idea of bringing in Laurindo Almeida to play guitar on the album. Almeida and reed man Bud Shank had been pioneers in the fusion of Brazilian folk and jazz. They recorded a version of his Almeida's composition 'Choro e Batuque' on 6 March 1962
Cal Tjader Mar 05, 2019
Blake Hampton became a collected artist. He was 30 when he painted the striking cover for 'Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil', a Verve Records album recorded on March 5, 6 and 7, 1962 in Hollywood. Among the musicians Tjader brought in for the project were Cuban percussionist Changuito.
Cal Tjader Feb 26, 2019
On 26, 27 and 28 February 1962, singer Anita O'Day - Verve Records and Cal Tjader were in the studio in LA recording the Verve Records album 'Time for 2'. Producer Creed Taylor had real success teaming O’Day with the Latin and bop-grounded quartet of vibraphonist Tjader. The highlights include 'That’s Your Red Wagon' and the satirical 'Peel Me a Grape', written by Dave Frishberg. The songwriter late wrote the song ‘I'm Just a Bill’, about the failed legislative writ in the ABC Schoolhouse Rock! series, which was later transformed into the popular revue Schoolhouse Rock Live.
Cal Tjader Feb 25, 2019
The 23rd Annual #Grammy Awards were held on 25 February 1981, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. It was a good night for Cal Tjader, who won the 'Best Latin Recording' for his album 'La Onda Va Bien'
Cal Tjader Feb 20, 2019
Take a look into the Music we love, here's a breakdown of the History Of Recorded Jazz 🎺🎶
Cal Tjader Feb 18, 2019
From Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday to Stan Getz, here's the Best Jazz Love Songs: An Essential Playlist 💞 Listen Here:
Cal Tjader Feb 18, 2019
Promoter Gene Norman’s first “Modern Sounds Concert” took place on February 18, 1956, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. In addition to Cal Tjader, the bill featured the Miles Davis Quintet, the Modern Jazz Quartet, the Lighthouse All-Stars, and Shorty Rogers and His Giants. Conguero Luis Miranda, who had replaced Rosales the previous spring, vividly recalls what took place that night: “The stage had no curtain. So the audience could see the workers in the back setting up the instruments of the next group before they were announced. All the other [performers] went on ahead of us. Every musician got a nice applause when they were announced. Then [the master of ceremonies] said, ‘Now, ladies and gentlemen, the Cal Tjader Quintet!’ Everybody stood up and screamed. We got a standing ovation. Cal was shocked and said, ‘Oh, my God!’ When we were backstage, Miles Davis said, ‘What the f-ck! Oh, s-it!’ That p-ssed him off. He couldn’t believe it. Most of the people that came to this concert were there to see Cal Tjader. That place was packed with his fans. Miles was thinking that what we were doing was not important compared with the jazz he played. The standing ovation was something that everyone was talking about.”
Cal Tjader Feb 15, 2019
"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."