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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 México 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)
Cal Tjader Plays Harold Arlen & West Side Story
Our Blues (feat. Vince Guaraldi, Lonnie Hewitt, Eddie Coleman, Willie Bobo, Mongo Santamaria, Gene Wright & a.L. Torres)
Ultimate Cal Tjader
Time For 2
Sounds Out Burt Bacharach
Talkin' Verve: Roots of Acid Jazz
Jazz 'round Midnight: Cal Tjader
Plugs In
Soul Sauce
Latino! (Remastered)
Jazz Masters 39: Cal Tjader
Sextet (Remastered)
Monterey Concerts
Compact Jazz: Cal Tjader
Good Vibes (Live)
Heat Wave
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
Fried Bananas
The Prophet
Solar Heat
Soul Burst
El Sonido Nuevo
Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof
Breeze From the East
Several Shades of Jade
Soña Libré
Latin Kick
Cal Tjader's Latin Concert
Tjader Plays Mambo
Tjader Play Tjazz (Live)
Cal Tjader Aug 19, 2019
RIP tenor saxophone giant Brew Moore, who died on 19 August 1973 after falling down a flight of stairs at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. He was just 49. Moore, who recorded with Cal Tjader for Fantasy, appeared at the 1958 Monterey Jazz Festival with Gerry Mulligan. He was one of Beat writer Jack Kerouac's favourite jazz musicians and he is depicted in the 1965 novel 'Desolation Angels' as Brue. He recorded the song ‘Five Brothers’ for Prestige Records, along with saxophonists Zoot Sims and Stan Getz
Cal Tjader Aug 16, 2019
Cal Tjader gave a lot of encouragement to young singer Mary Stallings, who was 22 when she made the album 'Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings' in 1961 for Universal Music. "Singing is all about feeling - and singing is my joy she said'. Happy 79th birthday to Stallings, who was born in San Francisco on 16 August 1929. She is the mother of R&B singer Adriana Evans. On the album they tackled the Fats Waller classic 'Honeysuckle Rose'
Cal Tjader Aug 10, 2019
Ramon “Mongo” Santamaria and William Correa, better known as Willie Bobo, made their first contact with Cal Tjader at the Macumba on August 10 and 11, 1955. As members of Tito Puente’s eleven-piece orchestra, they had participated in a battle of the bands with the Modern Mambo Quintet. Bobo also played on the tune 'Cal's Pal's' with Tjader
Cal Tjader Jul 16, 2019
"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 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. Here is Tjader playing ‘Black Orchid’, his own composition, for the 1963 Blue Note Records’ album ‘Breeze from the East’ in 1963
Cal Tjader Jul 15, 2019
Tomorrow is the 94th 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 and went on to make some great music for Verve, including ‘Cal’s Bluedo’
Cal Tjader Jul 01, 2019
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Cal Tjader Jun 30, 2019
'Flautista!' (subtitled 'Herbie Mann Plays Afro Cuban Jazz') is a live album recorded at Basin Street East - a club located in the Shelton Towers Hotel - 60 years ago today. For the Verve Records album, Herbie Mann brought in Johnny Raem, who also worked with Cal Tjader and Stan Getz, Raem played vibraphone and marimba on several Mann compositions, including 'Cuban Patato Chip'
Cal Tjader Jun 21, 2019
Happy 87th 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 on 23-25 April 1963. It peaked at 79 on the Billboard 200. He also recorded with Tjader on ‘The Fakir’
Cal Tjader Jun 06, 2019
Here's a photo of Cal Tjader and Stan Getz in 1958. The great saxophonist Stan Getz died on this day in 1991 aged 64. A previously unreleased recording of master jazz saxophonist Stan Getz and his quartet, recorded on 26 November 1961 at New York’s Village Gate, will be released by Verve/UMe on 14 June. Getz At The Gate will be available as 2CD, 3LP and digital sets
Cal Tjader Jun 01, 2019
On 1 & 2 June 1960, Cal Tjader was recording the album 'Cal Tjader Plays Harold Arlen', which was arranged by Tjader's longtime colleague Clare Fischer. One of the tracks was "Ill Wind (You're Blowing Me No Good)"
Cal Tjader May 24, 2019
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.” Here is one of Tjader’s classics for Verve, called 'Samba Do Sueno'
Cal Tjader May 22, 2019
Recorded in concert performance at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco; May 22, 1976, this album was originally released as ‘Cal Tjader at Grace Cathedral’ (Fantasy 9521), with Tjader playing Vibraphone and Timbales
Cal Tjader May 16, 2019
RIP Hank Jones, the pianist who played as actress Marilyn Monroe sang her famous "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" song to then U.S. president John F. Kennedy. Jones, who was 91 when he died on 16 May 2010, was a big fan of Cal Tjader. “Cal had a wonderful sense of rhythm andf time,” said Jones. “He was a great teacher. I believe I would have been much the great musician if I had worked more with Cal.”
Cal Tjader May 08, 2019
Here's 75 Of The Best Jazz Guitar Albums 🎸
Cal Tjader May 05, 2019
RIP Cal Tjader, who collapsed from a heart attack and died on 5 May 1982, aged 56, while on tour in Manila. He had been due 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 May 04, 2019
Tomorrow is the 37th anniversary of the death of Cal Tjader, who said he began playing vibes seriously in 1947, trying to emulate the work of Lionel Hampton
Cal Tjader May 03, 2019
Here's 25 Essential Jazz Soundtracks You Should Own 🎷🎥
Cal Tjader May 03, 2019
RIP Billy Higgins, who died on this day in 2001, aged 64. He was one of the finest all-round jazz drummers of his generation. In the 1950s, he was part of the burgeoning Los Angeles jazz scene and came into contact with Ornette Coleman. He later made albums with Grant Green, Cal Tjader, Stan Getz, Donald Byrd and Art Farmer among others. Higgins features in this uDiscover guide to the best jazz drummers
Cal Tjader Apr 28, 2019
Take a look into the Music we love, here's a breakdown of the History Of Recorded Jazz 🎺🎶
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? 🎷