Cal Tjader was one of the hardest working musicians in Jazz who mastered countless instruments and rose through the ranks working with Verdadero Cuban and Afro-Latin musicians, deviating from the popular Exotica style of the times.
When he finally came into his own in the Verve/Fantasy years, his creative talent was matched with sublime audio engineering delivering a crisp and unique sound. From the extended bongo rhythms to the soothing sounds of the vibraphone, Cal was a visionary who managed to bring a new attention to Latin music without compromise. The epitome of Latin Jazz can be discovered through this tribute mix to the Master Tjader.
Cal Tjader – Hip Walk (1963)
Cal Tjader – Los Bandidos (1989)
Cal Tjader – Song of the Yellow River (1963)
Cal Tjader – Lucero (1968)
Cal Tjader – Pauneto’s Point (1961)
Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri – El Sonido Nuevo (1966)
Cal Tjader Quintet – Cubano Chant (1956)
Cal Tjader – Viva Cespeda (1959)
Cal Tjader – Big Noise From Winnetka (1960)
Cal Tjader – Reza (1965)
Cal Tjader Sextet – Afro-Blue (1959)
Cal Tjader – Eye of the Devil (1982)
Cal Tjader – Morning Mist (1969)
Cal Tjader – What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life (1971)