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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.

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

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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 - 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 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 171 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 - Cal Tjader Quartet (1956) Remastered 1997

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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 - 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.

Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri - El Sonido Nuevo (1966) [Reissue 1993]

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Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri - El Sonido Nuevo (1966) [Reissue 1993]

Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri - El Sonido Nuevo (1966) [Reissue 1993]
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 288 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 126 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 519 812-2)

El Sonido Nuevo is a popular collaboration between vibraphonist Cal Tjader and pianist Eddie Palmieri (who provided the arrangements). Despite the claims of greatness expressed in the liners ("a landmark in the history of Latin jazz"), much of the music is actually quite lightweight although enjoyable enough, and the easy listening melodies and accessible rhythms hold one's interest. Despite the changing personnel, Tjader is generally the lead voice, and he is in fine form even if the overall results are not all that memorable or unique.

VA - Jazz Vibes: Milestones of Legends (2017) [10CD Box Set]

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VA - Jazz Vibes: Milestones of Legends (2017) [10CD Box Set]

VA - Jazz Vibes: Milestones of Legends (2017)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
The Intense Media, 600423 | ~ 4087 or 1720 Mb | Artwork -> 103 Mb
Mainstream Jazz, Hard Bop, Swing

The first ever comprehensive box-set of the greatest Jazz vibes-players in history - 18 original albums documenting the history of Jazz-vibes from Swing to Hard Bop and Featuring Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson, Roy Ayers, Cal Tjader and more…

Cal Tjader & Mary Stallings - Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings (1962) [Reissue 2005]

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Cal Tjader & Mary Stallings - Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings (1962) [Reissue 2005]

Cal Tjader & Mary Stallings - Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings (1962) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 246 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers - 39 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Fantasy Records (OJCCD-1106-2 (F-8068)

Mary Stallings was just 22 at the time this album, her first, was cut in 1961. Fortunately, she was teamed up with a group of top professionals led by vibist Cal Tjader. She also sticks with mostly tried and true material, with Duke Ellington's songs getting a big play. Tjader is not a virtuoso on the vibes, but has made a name for himself because of his attachment to Latin rhythms. With no such music on this album, Tjader's playing seems somewhat stiff at times, particularly on ballads and slow blues. However, alternating pianists Lonnie Hewitt and Clare Fischer get with the program to give Stallings the backing she needs. The vibes player also loosens up on up-tempo tunes like "It Ain't Necessarily So." The singer has a powerful voice with a straight from the shoulder, no holds barred delivery…

Cal Tjader's Modern Mambo Quintet - Mambo With Tjader (1955) [Reissue 1992]

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Cal Tjader's Modern Mambo Quintet - Mambo With Tjader (1955) [Reissue 1992]

Cal Tjader's Modern Mambo Quintet - Mambo With Tjader (1955) [Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 143 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 90 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Fantasy (OJCCD 271-2)

Mambo with Tjader was one of vibraphonist and composer Cal Tjader's first major recordings. Fascinated with the rhythms and atmospheres of Latin music, Tjader was one of the first musicians to successfully fuse South American musical styles with straight-ahead jazz. In retrospect, the lush, laid-back, vibes-heavy groove of Tjader's inventions anticipates the "lounge" music of the '50s and '60s - offering the sort of soft, swinging soundtrack appropriate for the consumption of dry martinis on leatherette love seats.
But Mambo with Tjader is valuable for more than mere kitsch factor. Over the course of the album's 12 tracks, a rich tapestry of tropical percussion works through three rhythmic models - the mambo, the cha-cha, and the bolero…

Cal Tjader & Carmen McRae - Heat Wave (1982)

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Cal Tjader & Carmen McRae - Heat Wave (1982)

Cal Tjader & Carmen McRae - Heat Wave (1982)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 237 MB | Covers - 10 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Latin Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Concord Jazz (CCD-4189)

Vibraphonist Cal Tjader's final album (he passed away four months later) found his band mostly accompanying singer Carmen McRae. The album was arranged by pianists Mark Levine and Marshall Otwell. McRae and Tjader did not get on well during the recording, and Tjader later overdubbed his parts without McRae present. McRae chose to sing “Besame Mucho” in its original Spanish language lyrics, and Willie Bobo helped her with the pronunciation.
Heat Wave peaked at 25 on Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart.

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

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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 | 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…

Stan Getz & Cal Tjader - Getz/Tjader Sextet (1958) [Reissue 2003]

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Stan Getz & Cal Tjader - Getz/Tjader Sextet (1958) [Reissue 2003]

Stan Getz & Cal Tjader - Getz-Tjader Sextet (1958) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 247 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Fantasy/ZYX Music (OJC20 275-2)

In the vein of many a smooth West Coast jazz outing, this 1958 disc finds original cool stylist Getz paired with vibraphonist Cal Tjader on a very enjoyable selection of jazz standards and Tjader originals. The lineup includes pianist Vince Guaraldi, guitarist Eddie Duran, bassist Scott La Faro, and drummer Billy Higgins (this was one of the earliest record dates for either La Faro or Higgins, both of whom were playing with Getz at San Francisco's Black Hawk in between recording sessions). Guaraldi's spry "Ginza Samba" kicks thing off with nimble and imaginative statements by all the soloists. Tjader's swinging originals "Crow's Nest" and "Big Bear" provide prime solo vehicles as well, while his lovely waltz number "Liz-Anne" adds some nice contrast to the set, eliciting one of Getz's best solos in the process…

Cal Tjader - Soulful Vibes [Recorded 1963-1967] (2008)

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Cal Tjader - Soulful Vibes [Recorded 1963-1967] (2008)

Cal Tjader - Soulful Vibes [Recorded 1963-1967] (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 446 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 180 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (06007 5312039)

The Jazz Club series is an attractive addition to the Verve catalogue. With it's modern design and popular choice of repertoire, the Jazz Club is not only opened for Jazz fans, but for everyone that loves good music.
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 Latin rock…