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Milestones Of A Legend - 20 Original Albums

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Milestones Of A Legend - 20 Original Albums
Milestones Of A Legend - 20 Original Albums


Cal Tjader is a legend of Jazz vibraphone - Original albums by one of the pioneers of Latin Jazz and one of the most important musicians of the West Coast Jazz scene in California - Feat. Stan Getz, Anita O'Day, Dave Brubeck, Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, Paul Horn and many more. Cal Tjader was one of the pioneers of Latin Jazz and his principal instrument, the vibraphone, and one of the most important musicians of the West Coast Jazz scene in California. He was born in 1925 to a couple of Swedish dancers in St. Louis, Missouri, when the Vaudeville troupe to which his parents belonged made a stop-over there. The family settled down in San Mateo, California, two years later and Tjader received classical piano and tap dance lessons from his parents. Early live- and movie-appearances brought him the reputation of a tap dancing boy wonder. As a sixteen-year-old, he won a Gene Krupa talent contest as a drummer. After his military service as a paramedic he wanted to become a teacher via the G.I. bill, but he met Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond at San Francisco State College in the late Forties and soon became the drummer in Brubeck's Octet. In Brubeck's trio he switched to drums and vibraphone, being self-taught on the latter. After Brubeck had an accident, Tjader founded his own trio. As the vibraphonist of the popular George Shearing Quintets, he won the Downbeat Critics Poll for the first time in 1953. Tjader and bassist Al McKibbon convinced Shearing to include Cuban percussionists in the band, while Tjader also played bongos. With McKibbon he listened to the most important musicians of the Latin jazz scene: Machito, Chico O'Farrill and the great percussionists Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo, both members of Tito Puente's orchestra. He left Shearing not much later and laid the foundation for his world career with the popular Cal Tjader Modern Mambo Quintet. Over the next ten years he recorded 30 albums for Fantasy Records, of which many highlights have been gathered here. He switched to Verve in the 60s, where he landed his biggest hit with 8222;Soul Sauce". Sadly, he suffered a fatal heart attack on tour in 1982. His music is timeless and was discovered by a young audience through the Acid Jazz DJs at the end of the 80s and was used in a new context by countless samples in important hip-hop productions.


  1. Name
  2. Moten Swing
  3. I've Never Been In Love Before
  4. There Will Never Be Another You
  5. How About You
  6. Jeepers Creepers
  7. A Minor Goof
  8. My One And Only Love
  9. Imagination
  10. I'll Know
  11. Brew's Blues
  12. Yesterdays
  13. Out Of Nowhere
  14. Fascinatin' Rhythm
  15. Guarachi Guaro
  16. The Lady Is A Tramp
  17. It Ain't Necessarily So
  18. Have You Met Miss Jones?
  19. For Heaven's Sake
  20. Mambo Macumba
  21. East Of The Sun
  22. Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
  23. I Concentrate On You
  24. Mamblues
  25. Midnight Sun
  26. Sonny Boy
  27. Cherry
  28. I'll Remember April
  29. This Can't Be Love
  30. Tenderly
  31. Dearly Beloved
  32. Chloe
  33. Lucero
  34. Bye Bye Blues
  35. Autumn Leaves
  36. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
  37. Lullaby In Rhythm
  38. Singin' In The Rain
  39. I'll Remember April
  40. Body And Soul
  41. Let's Fall In Love
  42. Laura
  43. Indiana
  44. Blue Moon
  45. Tea For Two
  46. Undecided
  47. That Old Black Magic
  48. Battle Hymn Of The Republic
  49. It Never Entered My Mind
  50. A Light Groove
  51. The Night We Called It A Day
  52. Fancy Bea
  53. A Fifth For Frank
  54. For All We Know
  55. Miss Wiggins
  56. Our Love Is Here To Stay
  57. September Song
  58. Sweet Georgia Brown
  59. Spring Is Here
  60. S Wonderful
  61. Perfidia
  62. Avalon
  63. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  64. Always
  65. How High The Moon
  66. Squeeze Me
  67. Heart And Soul
  68. Too Marvelous For Words
  69. Invitation
  70. Lover Come Back To Me
  71. September Song
  72. Will You Still Be Mine
  73. I Love Paris
  74. Tropicana
  75. Moonlight In Vermont
  76. Bye Bye Blues
  77. Manuels Mambo
  78. All The Things You Are
  79. Blues From Havana
  80. Mi China
  81. Close Your Eyes
  82. Mambo At The "M"
  83. Contigo
  84. Bonita
  85. The Lady Is A Tramp
  86. Black Orchid
  87. Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe
  88. I've Waited So Long
  89. Out Of Nowhere
  90. Guajira At The Blackhawk
  91. Running Out
  92. Raccoon Straits
  93. The Last Luff
  94. Sigmund Stern Groove
  95. Coit Tower
  96. Triple T Blues
  97. Union Square
  98. Skyline Waltz
  99. Viva Cepeda
  100. Grant Ave. Suite
  101. Prologue - Jet Song
  102. Something's Coming
  103. Maria Interlude
  104. Maria
  105. Tonight
  106. America
  107. Cool
  108. One Hand, One Heart
  109. I Feel Pretty - Somewhere
  110. Doxie
  111. Afro Blue
  112. Laura
  113. Walkin' With Wally
  114. We'll Be Together Again
  115. Round About Midnight
  116. Love Me Or Leave Me
  117. Tu Crees Que
  118. S.S. Groove
  119. Night In Tunisia
  120. Bess, You Is My Woman Now
  121. Lover Come Back To Me
  122. Tumbao
  123. S.S. Groove
  124. Goodbye
  125. Moment in Madrid
  126. Rezo
  127. Love for Sale
  128. Then I'll Be Tired of You
  129. Theme for Duke
  130. Cuban Fantasy
  131. Manila
  132. Key Largo
  133. Tumbao
  134. Bludan
  135. Chispita
  136. September Song
  137. Cal's Pal
  138. Para-Ti
  139. Mamblues
  140. Mighty Rumblin' Blues
  141. It Ain't Necessarily So
  142. God Bless The Child
  143. Just Squeeze Me
  144. I Didn't Know About You
  145. I'm Beginning To See The Light
  146. Goodbye
  147. Why Don't You Do Right?
  148. Honeysuckle Rose
  149. I'm Just A Lucky So And So
  150. Ain't Misbehavin' (I'm Saving My Love For You)
  151. Mr. Blues
  152. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
  153. For All We Know
  154. Ginza
  155. Crow's Nest
  156. Liz Anne
  157. Big Bear
  158. My Buddy
  159. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
  160. Ill Wind (You're Blowing Me No Good)
  161. When The Sun Comes Out
  162. Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe
  163. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
  164. Come Rain Or Come Shine
  165. Over The Rainbow
  166. Out Of This World
  167. Last Night When We Were Young
  168. The Man That Got Away
  169. Blues In The Night
  170. Thanks For The Memory
  171. It Shouldn't Happen To A Dream
  172. Just In Time
  173. Under A Blanket Of Blue
  174. That's Your Red Wagon
  175. Peel Me A Grape
  176. An Occasional Man
  177. The Party's Over
  178. I Believe In You
  179. Mr. Sandman
  180. Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
  181. I'm Not Supposed To Be Blue Blues
  182. Mambo Terrifico
  183. A Night In Tunisia
  184. The Continental
  185. Afro Blue
  186. Cuban Fantasy
  187. Rezo
  188. Vai Querer
  189. Qué Tristeza
  190. Meditação
  191. Soñé
  192. Se É Tarde, Me Perdõa
  193. Não Diga Nada
  194. Silenciosa
  195. Elizete
  196. Imagen
  197. Tentação Do Inconveniente
  198. Preciosa
  199. Chôro E Batuque
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