CAL TJADER

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Cal Tjader (July 16, 1925–May 5, 1982) was an American Latin jazz musician. Unlike other American jazz musicians who experimented with the music from Cuba, the Caribbean, and Latin America, he never abandoned it, performing it until his death.

Tjader (pronounced "chay-der") primarily played the vibraphone. He was also accomplished on the drums, bongos, congas, timpani, and the piano. He worked with numerous musicians from several cultures. He is often linked to the development of Latin rock and acid jazz. Although fusing jazz with Latin music is often categorized as "Latin jazz" (or, earlier, "Afro-Cuban jazz"), Tjader's output swung freely between both styles. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.
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CAL TJADER The Cal Tjader Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Cal Tjader Trio
Latin Jazz 1953
CAL TJADER Ritmo Caliente! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ritmo Caliente!
Latin Jazz 1954
CAL TJADER Vibist album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vibist
Latin Jazz 1954
CAL TJADER Cal Tjader Plays Afro-Cuban album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cal Tjader Plays Afro-Cuban
Latin Jazz 1954
CAL TJADER Cal Tjader Plays Latin for Dancers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cal Tjader Plays Latin for Dancers
Latin Jazz 1955
CAL TJADER Mambo With Tjader album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mambo With Tjader
Latin Jazz 1955
CAL TJADER Cal Tjader Quintet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cal Tjader Quintet
Latin Jazz 1956
CAL TJADER Tjader Plays Mambo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tjader Plays Mambo
Latin Jazz 1956
CAL TJADER Cal Tjader Quartet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cal Tjader Quartet
Latin Jazz 1956
CAL TJADER Cal Tjader-Stan Getz Sextet album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Cal Tjader-Stan Getz Sextet
Latin Jazz 1958
CAL TJADER Cal Tjader album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cal Tjader
Latin Jazz 1958
CAL TJADER San Francisco Moods album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
San Francisco Moods
Latin Jazz 1958
CAL TJADER Latin Kick album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Latin Kick
Latin Jazz 1958
CAL TJADER Más Ritmo Caliente album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Más Ritmo Caliente
Latin Jazz 1958
CAL TJADER Latin For Lovers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Latin For Lovers
Latin Jazz 1958
CAL TJADER Concert by the Sea album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Concert by the Sea
Latin Jazz 1959
CAL TJADER Jazz At Monterey album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Jazz At Monterey
Latin Jazz 1959
CAL TJADER Live and Direct album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live and Direct
Latin Jazz 1959
CAL TJADER Tjader Goes Latin album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Tjader Goes Latin
Latin Jazz 1959
CAL TJADER Latino album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Latino
Latin Jazz 1960
CAL TJADER Concert On The Campus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concert On The Campus
Latin Jazz 1960
CAL TJADER West Side Story album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
West Side Story
Latin Jazz 1960
CAL TJADER In a Latin Bag album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In a Latin Bag
Latin Jazz 1961
CAL TJADER Cal Tjader Plays Harold Arlen album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cal Tjader Plays Harold Arlen
Latin Jazz 1961
CAL TJADER Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Latin Jazz 1962
CAL TJADER Cal Tjader Plays the Contemporary Music of Mexico and Brazil (aka Cal Tjader) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cal Tjader Plays the Contemporary Music of Mexico and Brazil (aka Cal Tjader)
Bossa Nova 1962
CAL TJADER Latino Con Cal Tjader (Featuring Mongo Santamaria) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Latino Con Cal Tjader (Featuring Mongo Santamaria)
Latin Jazz 1962
CAL TJADER Sona Libre album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sona Libre
Latin Jazz 1963
CAL TJADER Several Shades of Jade album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Several Shades of Jade
Latin Jazz 1963
CAL TJADER Warm Wave album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Warm Wave
Latin Jazz 1964
CAL TJADER Breeze From The East album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Breeze From The East
Latin Jazz 1964
CAL TJADER Soul Sauce album cover 4.00 | 4 ratings
Soul Sauce
Latin Jazz 1965
CAL TJADER Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof
Latin Jazz 1965
CAL TJADER Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri ‎: El Sonido Nuevo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri ‎: El Sonido Nuevo
Latin Jazz 1966
CAL TJADER Soul Burst album cover 4.17 | 3 ratings
Soul Burst
Latin Jazz 1966
CAL TJADER Along Comes Call album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Along Comes Call
Latin Jazz 1967
CAL TJADER Hip Vibrations album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hip Vibrations
Latin Jazz 1967
CAL TJADER Cal Tjader Sounds Out Burt Bacharach album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cal Tjader Sounds Out Burt Bacharach
Latin Jazz 1968
CAL TJADER Solar Heat album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Solar Heat
Latin Jazz 1968
CAL TJADER The Prophet album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Prophet
Exotica 1968
CAL TJADER Agua Dulce album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Agua Dulce
Latin Jazz 1971
CAL TJADER Tjader album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tjader
Latin Jazz 1971
CAL TJADER Primo album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Primo
Latin Jazz 1973
CAL TJADER Last Bolero in Berkeley album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Last Bolero in Berkeley
Latin Jazz 1973
CAL TJADER Tambu album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Tambu
Latin Jazz 1974
CAL TJADER Verve Return Engagement album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Verve Return Engagement
Latin Jazz 1974
CAL TJADER Last Night When We Were Young album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Last Night When We Were Young
Latin Jazz 1975
CAL TJADER Amazonas album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Amazonas
Latin Jazz 1976
CAL TJADER Guarabe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Guarabe
Latin Jazz 1977
CAL TJADER Breathe Easy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Breathe Easy
Exotica 1978
CAL TJADER Huracán album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Huracán
Latin Jazz 1978
CAL TJADER La Onda Va Bien album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
La Onda Va Bien
Latin Jazz 1980
CAL TJADER Gozame!Pero Ya... album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gozame!Pero Ya...
Latin Jazz 1980
CAL TJADER The Shining Sea album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Shining Sea
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1981
CAL TJADER Heat Wave (with Carmen McRae ) album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Heat Wave (with Carmen McRae )
Latin Jazz 1982

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CAL TJADER Cal Tjader, Chico Hamilton ‎: Sessions, Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cal Tjader, Chico Hamilton ‎: Sessions, Live
Latin Jazz 1976
CAL TJADER Cal Tjader, Chris Connor and Paul Togawa : Sessions, Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cal Tjader, Chris Connor and Paul Togawa : Sessions, Live
Latin Jazz 1976

CAL TJADER live albums

CAL TJADER Tjader Plays Tjazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tjader Plays Tjazz
Latin Jazz 1956
CAL TJADER Jazz at the Blackhawk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz at the Blackhawk
Latin Jazz 1957
CAL TJADER A Night at the Blackhawk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Night at the Blackhawk
Latin Jazz 1959
CAL TJADER Concert by the Sea, Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concert by the Sea, Volume 2
Latin Jazz 1959
CAL TJADER Cal Tjader's Concert By The Sea album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cal Tjader's Concert By The Sea
Latin Jazz 1959
CAL TJADER Cal Tjader's Latin Concert album cover 4.45 | 2 ratings
Cal Tjader's Latin Concert
Latin Jazz 1959
CAL TJADER Demasiado Caliente album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Demasiado Caliente
Latin Jazz 1960
CAL TJADER Our Blues (Recorded live at Sacramento City College) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Our Blues (Recorded live at Sacramento City College)
Latin Jazz 1960
CAL TJADER Plugs In album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Plugs In
Latin Jazz 1969
CAL TJADER Live At The Funky Quarters album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Funky Quarters
Latin Jazz 1972
CAL TJADER Monterey Concerts album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Monterey Concerts
Latin Jazz 1973
CAL TJADER Puttin' It Together album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Puttin' It Together
Latin Jazz 1974
CAL TJADER The Grace Cathedral Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Grace Cathedral Concert
Latin Jazz 1977
CAL TJADER Here album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Here
Latin Jazz 1979
CAL TJADER A Fuego Vivo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Fuego Vivo
Latin Jazz 1982
CAL TJADER Good Vibes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Good Vibes
Latin Jazz 1984
CAL TJADER Concerts In The Sun album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concerts In The Sun
Latin Jazz 2002
CAL TJADER Cuban Fantasy album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Cuban Fantasy
Latin Jazz 2003

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CAL TJADER re-issues & compilations

CAL TJADER Los Ritmos Calientes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Los Ritmos Calientes
Latin Jazz 1973
CAL TJADER Black Orchid album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black Orchid
Latin Jazz 1993
CAL TJADER Verve Jazz Masters 39: Cal Tjader album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Verve Jazz Masters 39: Cal Tjader
Latin Jazz 1994
CAL TJADER Jazz Man album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Man
Latin Jazz 1994
CAL TJADER Sentimental Moods album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sentimental Moods
Latin Jazz 1995
CAL TJADER Greatest Hits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Hits
Latin Jazz 1995
CAL TJADER Descarga album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Descarga
Latin Jazz 1995
CAL TJADER Talkin' Verve: Roots of Acid Jazz album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Talkin' Verve: Roots of Acid Jazz
Latin Jazz 1996
CAL TJADER Jazz Round Midnight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Round Midnight
Latin Jazz 1996
CAL TJADER Several Shades of Jade / Breeze From the East album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Several Shades of Jade / Breeze From the East
Latin Jazz 1997
CAL TJADER Ultimate album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ultimate
Latin Jazz 1999
CAL TJADER Extremes: Cal Tjader Trio-Breathe Easy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Extremes: Cal Tjader Trio-Breathe Easy
Latin Jazz 2001
CAL TJADER Our Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Our Blues
Latin Jazz 2002
CAL TJADER Solar Heat Sounds Out album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solar Heat Sounds Out
Latin Jazz 2003
CAL TJADER The Concord Jazz Heritage Series album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Concord Jazz Heritage Series
Latin Jazz 2004

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CAL TJADER Cal Tjader's Latin Concert

Live album · 1959 · Latin Jazz
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What a treat this album is. Cool latin beats played by master craftsmen. Vince Guaraldi, Mongo Santamaria, and Willie Bobo join Tjeder and bassist Al McKibbon for this high energy recording. Cal the vibraphonist goes after it right away on "Viva Cepeda". The percussion is mesmerizing with the timbales and drums of Bobo intersecting with the Santamaria's congas.

A live recording, one would never know from listening. There's no crowd interaction, no lengthy breaks between songs, etc.... except three quarters of the way through the albums epic closer, "A Young Love". A ten plus minute workout, each member of the band gets to show their stuff. My My, what a quality product!

Tjader is one of my favorite latin oriented leaders to throw on the stereo. A few of the others on this recording are too, especially Guaraldi. That ranks this as a classic in my book, perhaps not immortal, but at certainly top of the heap.

If anyone out there wants some old latin jazz for your next cinco de mayo fiesta, or some chillout music for your next spring cleaning, this would be on my short list of recommendations.

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