Cal Tjader

Cal Tjader

Cal Tjader

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Top Songs

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The Way You Look Tonight
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Somewhere In The Night
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Soul Sauce
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Will You Still Be Mine?
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On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

Albums

  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Cal Tjader, Vol. 1

    Nov 2021 • 35 songs

  • Suite for San Francisco

    Jul 2021 • 10 songs

  • Latin Vibes

    Apr 2019 • 12 songs

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Cal Tjader

Biography

From the 1950s until his death, Cal Tjader was practically the point man between the worlds of Latin jazz and mainstream bop; his light, rhythmic, joyous vibraphone manner could comfortably embrace both styles. His 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. He also played drums and bongos, the latter most notably on the George Shearing Quintet's "Rap Your Troubles in Drums," and would occasionally sit in on piano as well. Tjader studied music ...
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