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Cal Tjader

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Cal Tjader

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Cal Tjader crafted one the sleekest and most distinctive sounds in Latin jazz. His cool, shimmering, jazz vibes, gliding fluidly atop fiery, hot Afro-Cuban rhythms, made for a sonic signature that helped introduce the genre into a mainstream audience. Cal Tjader’s mother was a concert pianist, his father a vaudeville performer. He grew up with them on the road, tap- dancing his way through early childhood. Later, the family settled down in San Mateo on the San Francisco Peninsula, and his father opened a dancing school. After high school and a stint in the Navy, Cal ended up at San Francisco State College, where he first met up with Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond. Tjader graduated in 1950 with a B.A

Results for pages tagged "Cal Tjader"...

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Cal Tjader

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Is the Jazz Detective Sherlock or Watson?

Read "Is the Jazz Detective Sherlock or Watson?" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


Few players have made the splash in the archival jazz game as Zev Feldman, who has discovered many lost jazz gems (and a little Fool's Gold) and shown how these issues can be events when packaged properly with good artwork and notes. This fortnight's show looks at two of his recent productions and two historical albums ...

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Article: Liner Notes

Raul De Souza: Colors

Read "Raul De Souza: Colors" reviewed by Arnaldo DeSouteiro


Raul De Souza's life can be seen as a one-of-a-kind story. Indeed, it would make a perfect novel or film script. It may not be as big a tragedy as 'Round Midnight or Bird, but it has drama, love, adventure, and great music. Picture this: a poor child grows up in Brazil working as ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

From Tony Bennett to Mehmet Ali Sanlikol

Read "From Tony Bennett to Mehmet Ali Sanlikol" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show is a mixture of vocals, flutes, Middle Eastern jazz, and much more. Artists heard on the show include Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, Tony Bennett, Myra Melford, Lew Tabackin, and Cal Tjader. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & ...

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Stretchin' Out

Label: Nagel Heyer Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: The Lady Is a Tramp; Yesterdays; Mambo Sangria; East of the Sun (And West of the Moon); Fried Bananas; Mambo at the "M"; September; Amazon; Pretty Young Girl (Menina Bonita); Misty; La Bamba; It Ain't Necessarily So; Close Your Eyes; Viva Cepeda; Solar Heat; I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face; Armando's Bossa; For All We Know; Para Ti; Skyline Waltz; Mambo Macumba; For Heaven's Sake; Speak Low; Triste.

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Brazilian Horizons Vol. 2

Label: Milestone
Released: 1999

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Catch The Groove: Live at the Penthouse 1963-1967

Label: Jazz Detective
Released: 2023
Track listing: (CD1): Take the ‘A’ Train; In Your Own Sweet Way; It Never Entered My Mind; Morning of the Carnival (Manha de Carnaval); Insight; Sunset Boulevard; Here’s that Rainy Day; Davito; Pantano; Leyte; Half and Half; On Green Dolphin Street; Love for Sale; Reza; Maramoor Mambo (CD2): The Shadow of Your Smile; Bags’ Groove; Morning; Mambo Inn; On Green Dolphin Street; I Can’t Get Started; Soul Burst; Cuban Fantasy; O Morro Não Tem Vez; Fuji; Lush Life; Along Comes Mary.

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Article: Year in Review

C. Andrew Hovan's Best Albums of 2023

Read "C. Andrew Hovan's Best Albums of 2023" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan


Even as it seems the media has yet again touted music this year that seems to stray from the tradition, there's still a wealth of artists issuing viable music that looks ahead while also respecting jazz's deep legacy. Furthermore, the vinyl renaissance continues to bring us troves of unearthed gems along with old favorites dressed in ...


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