Cal Tjader (July 16, 1925–May 5, 1982) was an American Latin jazz Vibraphonist, though he also explored various other jazz Genres. Unlike other American jazz musicians who experimented with the music from Cuba, the Caribbean, and Latin America, he never abandoned it, performing it until his death.

Although Tjader Best known for playing the vibraphone. He also played the drums, bongos, congas, timpani, and the piano. He worked with numerous musicians from several cultures. He is often linked to the development of Latin rock and acid jazz. Although fusing jazz with Latin music is often categorized as "Latin jazz" (or, earlier, "Afro-Cuban jazz"), Tjader's output swung freely between both styles.

Discography Edit

Main Releases

Cal Tjader Plays Burt Bacharach 2006 Latin+Jazz=Cal Tjader 2006 Sounds Out Burt Bacharach 2005 Cal Tjader Plays/Mary Stallings Sings 2005 Mambo Sangria 2005 Mambo Sangria [Fabulous] 2005 The Best of the Concord Years 2004 Pearls of Jewish Liturgical Music 2004 Cool Fire 2003 Shamans and Possessed 2003 Voodoo Vince 2003 Cuban Fantasy 2003 John McCabe 2003 The Order 2003 Concerts In The Sun 2002 Plays Harold Arlen/West Side Story 2002 Our Blues 2002 Latin + Jazz = Cal Tjader [Super Audio CD] 2002 Extremes 2001 Both Sides of the Coin 2001 The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil 2000 Ultimate Cal Tjader 1999 The Concord Jazz Heritage Series 1998 Cal Tjader Sounds Out Burt Bacharach 1998 Several Shades Of Jade/Breeze From The East 1997 Cal Tjader Quartet 1997 Jazz Round Midnight 1996 Talkin' Verve: Roots Of Acid Jazz 1996 Greatest Hits 1995 Sentimental Moods 1995 Plugs In 1995 Verve Jazz Masters 39 1994 Latin + Jazz = Cal Tjader 1990 Good Vibes 1984 Heat Wave 1982 A Fuego Vivo 1981 The Shining Sea 1981 Gozame! Pero Ya 1980 La Onda Va Bien 1979 Huracan 1978 Here And There 1977 The Grace Cathedral Concert 1976 Amazonas 1975 Tambu 1973 Descarga 1972 Primo 1970 Sounds Out Burt Bacharach [Laserlight] 1969 Solar Heat 1968 El Sonido Nuevo (The New Soul Sound) 1966 Compact Jazz: Cal Tjader 1966 Soul Burst 1966 Soul Sauce 1965 Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof 1965 Sona Libre 1963 Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico... 1962 Time For Two 1962 Latino! 1960 Monterey Concerts 1959 Black Hawk Nights 1959 Black Orchid 1959 Latin Concert 1958 Stan Getz & Cal Tjader Sextet 1958 Los Ritmos Calientes 1957 Jazz At The Blackhawk 1957 Latin Kick 1956 Tjader Plays Mambo 1956 Mambo With Tjader 1954 Tjader Plays Tjazz