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VA - From Latin... To Jazz Dance, Volume 1-5 (2003) 5 CD

Posted By: Designol
VA - From Latin... To Jazz Dance, Volume 1-5 (2003) 5 CD

VA - From Latin… To Jazz Dance, Volume 1-5 (2003) 5 CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.6 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 683 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Latin Jazz, Samba Jazz, Bossa Nova | Time: 04:47:09

This is series of seriously intoxicating Latin and American Bossa-Samba-Jazz sounds! It all began in the '50s when composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, inspired by West Coast Jazz, helped to form a new music that blended together gentle Brazilian Samba rhythms and melodies with cool-toned improvising. These compilations contain the results of Jobim's influential musical experiment, as they feature a myriad of artists serving up a cocktail blend of rare original Brazilian and American Bossa Nova and Jazz from the 60's. Each volume comes complete with a different sexy vixen on each of the covers…and we do mean SEXY! Includes 80 tracks featuring classic performances by Les McCann, Mongo Santamaria, Cal Tjader, The Champs, Lalo Schifrin, Nina Simone, Stan Getz, Art Blakey, Mel Torme, Peggy Lee, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Mann, Kenny Burrell, Mose Allison, Candido, Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra, Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 and many more.

Cal Tjader - Talkin' Verve - Roots Of Acid Jazz [Recorded 1961-1967] (1996)

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Cal Tjader - Talkin' Verve - Roots Of Acid Jazz [Recorded 1961-1967] (1996)

Cal Tjader - Talkin' Verve - Roots Of Acid Jazz [Recorded 1961-1967] (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 425 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 172 MB | Covers - 26 MB
Genre: Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Latin Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 531 562-2)

In apparent response to the sampling of old Latin jazz records by hip-hop artists, Verve raided its Cal Tjader archive to come up with this fiercely grooving collection drawn from nine of his Verve albums. For all of producer Creed Taylor's '60s penchant for fashioning two- to four-minute cuts aimed at airplay, he allowed Tjader's groups considerable room to stretch out on several of the tracks included here, particularly on the live "Los Bandidos" and the hypnotic collaboration with pianist Eddie Palmieri, "Picadillo." More importantly, Tjader's records with Taylor were more varied in texture than his earlier discs, venturing now and then from his solid Afro-Cuban base into Brazilian rhythms, soul, big-band backings, and '60s pop touches…

Cal Tjader - Catch The Groove (Live at The Penthouse 1963-1967) (2024)

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Cal Tjader - Catch The Groove (Live at The Penthouse 1963-1967) (2024)

Cal Tjader - Catch The Groove (Live at The Penthouse 1963-1967) (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 2:26:51 | 719 / 335 Mb
Genre: Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova

Arriving on Record Store Day in 2023, Catch the Groove: Live at the Penthouse 1963-1967 by vibraphonist, composer, and bandleader Cal Tjader is an event. Despite a catalog spanning four decades, Tjader seems almost a marginal figure in the 21st century. He was arguably the first non-Latin musician to completely devote himself to establishing Latin jazz as a genre and a commercial success from the '50s until his death in 1982. Between 1967's Along Comes Cal and 1977's Guarabe, Tjader melded cool jazz, hard bop, boogaloo, salsa, guaracha, Latin funk, and fusion on fine recordings such as The Prophet, Cal Tjader Plugs In, Agua Dulce, Primo, and Amazonas. That said, the tide may be blowing in his direction again. In January, electronic producer Chris Bangs featured Tjader's "Samba Sueno" as the lead cut on Firebird. In April, the vibraphonist's Huracan, an obscure but star-studded 1978 direct-to-disc LP, was remastered and reissued. In May, esteemed critic Tom Moon published a review of it and celebrated Tjader's '70s recordings.

Cal Tjader - Agua Dulce (1971) {BGP}

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Cal Tjader - Agua Dulce (1971) {BGP}

Cal Tjader - Agua Dulce (1971) {BGP}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 197MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 81MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Salsa

One of the most successful, most recorded and most influential jazz players of his time, Cal Tjader is these days a largely overlooked figure in the music’s history. Part of the cause of his lack of recognition is present in the reasons he was so successful. Tjader made no great leaps forward harmonically or rhythmically, but instead showed how jazz and Afro-Cuban music could blend together with the vibraphone as the lead instrument, its percussiveness working very well in that musical context. In doing so, he was followed by many others, his commercial success affording him the opportunity to record a great number of albums.

Cal Tjader - Cal Tjader Quartet (1956) Remastered 1997

Posted By: Designol
Cal Tjader - Cal Tjader Quartet (1956) Remastered 1997

Cal Tjader - Cal Tjader Quartet (1956) Remastered 1997
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 221 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans included
Label: Fantasy, Original Jazz Classics | # 3-227, OJCCD-950-2 | Time: 00:40:23
Bop, Cool, Mainstream Jazz, Vibraphone Jazz, Latin Jazz

Vibraphonist Cal Tjader took a brief vacation from playing Afro-Cuban jazz to record this fine straight-ahead bop set. The 1956 LP matches Tjader with the underrated but always swinging pianist Gerald Wiggins, bassist Eugene Wright (shortly before he joined the Dave Brubeck Quartet), and drummer Bill Douglass. They perform four basic originals (two apiece by Wiggins and Wright) and five standards, including a swinging "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "Our Love Is Here to Stay." On this date, more than almost any other one, Tjader displays his debt to Milt Jackson's style.

Cal Tjader - Amazonas (Remastered 2023) (1976/2023)

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Cal Tjader - Amazonas (Remastered 2023) (1976/2023)

Cal Tjader - Amazonas (Remastered 2023) (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 335 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 115 MB
47:58 | Fusion, Latin Jazz | Label: Craft Recordings

Cal Tjader's Brazilian explorations continue and actually deepen with this release, as he joins forces with a host of progressive young Brazilian musicians, all overseen by producer Airto Moreira. By now, Tjader had figured out how to fit into the blend, doing so by losing himself in the complex mix of Afro-Brazilian rhythms, American funk and '70s-era electronics, integrating his own identity for the sake of the ensemble. Indeed, Tjader actually appears on marimba on tracks like Joao Donato's "Amazonas" and his collaboration with Hermeto Pascoal, "Mindoro," his playing taking on a more brittle edge as a result. Tjader's Southern Hemisphere cohorts include such emerging luminaries as keyboardist Egberto Gismonti, percussionist Robertinho Silva, the sometimes wild flutist Hermeto Pascoal and on one track, the superb trombonist Raul de Souza. The intricate arrangements are in the hands of George Duke, and so are the funky, occasionally spaced-out keyboard sounds (albeit under the contractually dictated pseudonym "Dawilli Gonga").

Cal Tjader - Four Classic Albums (1955-1959) [Reissue 2018]

Posted By: gribovar
Cal Tjader - Four Classic Albums (1955-1959) [Reissue 2018]

Cal Tjader - Four Classic Albums (1955-1959) [Reissue 2018]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 862 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 364 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Jazz (EMSC1318)

Avid Jazz continues with its Four Classic Album series with a re-mastered 2CD set release from Cal Tjader, complete with original artwork, liner notes and personnel details. “Tjader Plays Tjazz”; “San Francisco Moods”; “Concert By The Sea Volumes 1 & 2.”
There is a very small and very elite list of classic vibes players and Cal Tjader is certainly high up on that list. Primarily known as a Latin jazz musician, Cal was however a fine straight ahead cool jazz musician as our four fine selections will show. Take a listen to Tjader Plays Tjazz where the great man switches from vibes to drums on a cooled out straight ahead jazz set. For more cool, fun sounds try San Francisco Moods where Cal and gang capture the special atmosphere of his adopted city, San Francisco on an excellent, mostly Tjader composed set…

Cal Tjader - Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof (1965) [Reissue 2002]

Posted By: gribovar
Cal Tjader - Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof (1965) [Reissue 2002]

Cal Tjader - Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof (1965) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 210 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 88 MB | Covers - 72 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (549111-2)

In the '60s, R&B was a much larger market than jazz. While John Coltrane or Art Blakey could fill a small club like The Village Vanguard, James Brown and the Temptations were selling out large auditoriums - gone were the days when jazz was very much a part of popular culture and Benny Goodman's name was all over the pop charts. Soul's popularity wasn't lost on Verve, which is why some of Cal Tjader's '60s LPs had titles like Soul Sauce and El Sonido Nuevo: The New Soul Sound - Verve wanted the baby boomers who were buying Stax and Motown releases to notice Tjader as well. However, Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof isn't the R&B-drenched project that some might expect it to be. Tjader's vibes solos are soulful in that he plays with a lot of feeling, but he isn't trying to be Marvin Gaye…

Cal Tjader - Los Ritmos Calientes [Recorded 1954-1957] (1992)

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Cal Tjader - Los Ritmos Calientes [Recorded 1954-1957] (1992)

Cal Tjader - Los Ritmos Calientes [Recorded 1954-1957] (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 379 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 171 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fantasy Records (FCD-24712)

Vibraphonist Cal Tjader's 1950s recordings for Fantasy did a great deal to popularize Latin jazz and solidify its innovations. Los Ritmo Caliente features such fine sidemen as flutist Jerome Richardson, pianists Richard Wyands, Eddie Cano, Manuel Duran, and Vince Guaraldi, bassists Al McKibbon, Bobby Rodriguez, and Eugene Wright, and quite a few percussionists (most notably Armando Peraza and, on three songs, Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo). The fusion of bop and Latin music results in some exciting playing. In addition to group originals, tunes such as Ray Bryant's "Cubano Chant," "Mambo Inn," "Bernie's Tune," "Perdido," and even "Big Noise from Winnetka" receive lively treatment.

Cal Tjader - Cal Tjader's Latin Concert (1958) [Reissue 1991]

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Cal Tjader - Cal Tjader's Latin Concert (1958) [Reissue 1991]

Cal Tjader - Cal Tjader's Latin Concert (1958) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 211 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 92 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Fantasy Records (00025218664325)

Latin Concert is a pretty good sampling of vibraphonist Cal Tjader's influential Latin jazz of the 1950s. With pianist Vince Guaraldi, bassist Al McKibbon, Willie Bobo on timbales and drums, and the congas of Mongo Santamaria, Tjader's impressive unit performs four of his catchy originals and two by Santamaria in addition to Latinized versions of "The Continental" and Ray Bryant's "Cubano Chant." This highly rhythmic music is hard to dislike.

Cal Tjader With Bobo & Mongo Santamaria - Latino (1960-1962) [Reissue 1994]

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Cal Tjader With Bobo & Mongo Santamaria - Latino (1960-1962) [Reissue 1994]

Cal Tjader With Bobo & Mongo Santamaria - Latino (1960-1962) [Reissue 1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 468 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 174 MB | Covers - 8 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fantasy Records (00025218243223)

Vibraphonist Cal Tjader is heard leading five different groups throughout this set, but the identities of the flutists, bassists, and pianists are less important than knowing that Tjader, Willie Bobo (on drums and timbales), and the great conga player Mongo Santamaria are on every selection. The music really cooks, with torrid percussion, inspired ensembles, and occasional solos from the sidemen (which sometimes include pianists Lonnie Hewitt or Vince Guaraldi, bassist Al McKibbon, and flutist Paul Horn). Highlights include Latinized versions of "Key Largo" and "September Song," "Night in Tunisia," "The Continental," and a definitive version of Santamaria's "Afro Blue." This is Latin jazz at its finest.

Cal Tjader - Sentimental Moods (1958) [Reissue 1995]

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Cal Tjader - Sentimental Moods (1958) [Reissue 1995]

Cal Tjader - Sentimental Moods (1958) [Reissue 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 416 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz, West Coast Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fantasy Records/ZYX Music (FCD 24742-2)

Fantasy Records is to be commended for re-releasing so many of their classic Cal Tjader albums in the two-for-one CD format, even if Sentimental Moods features one of their odder pairings. The first ten selections are culled from the dreamy mood music album Latin for Lovers (aka Latin for Lovers With Strings), and the final ten are from San Francisco Moods, a lean and mean West Coast jazz ode to his hometown. While these two sessions don't really go together, they do show you the breadth of what Tjader was recording for Fantasy at the time. While the Latin for Lovers selections aren't really Latin jazz (or even "Latin" or "jazz," for that matter), it is superior mood music with fine string arrangements written by Jack Weeks. If all lounge music was this good, the term couldn't be used as an insult…

Cal Tjader - Tjader Plays Mambo (1956) [Reissue 1996]

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Cal Tjader - Tjader Plays Mambo (1956) [Reissue 1996]

Cal Tjader - Tjader Plays Mambo (1956) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 188 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 80 MB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Fantasy Records/ZYX Music (OJCCD 274-2)

Having finished his tenure with George Shearing in 1954, a thoroughly Latin-inoculated Cal Tjader took off on his own, recording several short slices of infectious Latin jazz, from which a dozen were selected for this album. Many of the selections are standards retrofitted with percolating Latin rhythms, cut and shaped to fit the old three-minute limit of 45 or 78 rpm singles. Tjader's crystalline vibes are teamed with a San Francisco Latin percussion section that lays down the grooves crisply and succinctly, with an occasional emulation of the more laid-back Shearing Latin sound ("East of the Sun"). Elsewhere, Cal experiments with a hot four-man trumpet section on four of the tracks, the best of which is a rhumba version of "Fascinating Rhythm"…

Cal Tjader - Concerts In The Sun [Recorded 1960] (2002) (Re-up)

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Cal Tjader - Concerts In The Sun [Recorded 1960] (2002) (Re-up)

Cal Tjader - Concerts In The Sun [Recorded 1960] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 245 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 127 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fantasy (FCD-9688-2)

One of the things that hardcore jazz collectors love to do is fantasize about all of the live recordings by major artists that have gone unreleased but may surface eventually - performances that were taped and ended up in the private collection of an artist, promoter, club owner, manager, or soundboard person. Collectors are always hoping that a previously unreleased soundboard recording of a John Coltrane, Bud Powell, or Thelonious Monk gig will turn up somewhere, and in some cases, recordings that have gone unreleased for decades will see the light of day at some point. Take Concerts in the Sun, for example. This 2002 disc contains previously unreleased Cal Tjader performances from 1960 - live recordings that stayed in the can for 42 years…

Cal Tjader - Solar Heat (1968) [Reissue 1994]

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Cal Tjader - Solar Heat (1968) [Reissue 1994]

Cal Tjader - Solar Heat (1968) [Reissue 1994]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 132 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 67 MB | Covers - 19 MB
Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: DCC Jazz (DJZ-618)

"Solar Heat" featured the vibraphonist and bandleader in a stellar group with conguero Ray Barretto, João Donato on organ, Michael Abene on harpsichord and Fender Rhodes, both McFarland (who arranged this recording) and Tjader on vibes, percussionist Orestes Vilató, and bassists Bobby Rodriguez and Chuck Rainey. It's a killer program of pop tunes like "La Bamba," and "Never My Love," as well as killer McFarland originals such as "Fried Bananas." Track list notwithstanding, this is one of Tjader's finest moments on record. His soloing and melodic invention is delightfully showcased as the logical center between Donato's brilliant organ playing and the crystalline arrangements.