Cal Tjader

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by Cal Tjader

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Callen Radcliffe Tjader, 16 July 1925, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, d. 5 May 1982, Manila, Philippines. After studying formally, Tjader played drums with various bands on the west coast before joining Dave Brubeck in 1949. In the early 50s he played with Alvino Rey and also led his own small bands. By 1953, the year he joined George Shearing, he had added vibraphone and various other percussion instruments to his roster. In 1954, he again formed a band of his own, concentrating on Latin American... Read more

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jazz
latin jazz
latin
vibraphone
bossa nova
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