Cal Tjader
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Soul Sauce
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Mambo Mindoro [Album Version]
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Curacao
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Soul Burst (Guajera)
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Evil Ways

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Cal Tjader

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Cal Tjader was undoubtedly the most famous non-Latino leader of Latin jazz bands, an extraordinary distinction. From the 1950s until his death, he 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... Read more

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