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Mike Weil's discographies, No. 1 - Cal Tjader, 1948-1982

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This discography was my starting point to work with the BRIAN database. An abridged version is found as an appendix to S. Duncan Reid's biography of Cal Tjader. I am indebted to him for many details he was able to discuss with musicians who participated in these recordings. We were able to clear many details of the recordings dates and locations - there are many incorrect or simply estimated dates printed in the album credits. Additional thanks are due to James Harrod, Jack Woker, and a board member for a tape of a rare Nick Esposito 78 enabling me to compare tracks. The George Shearing sessions with Tjader were released in many more different issues which will be added soon. 

Cal Tjader Discography Part 1: Early sessions and Fantasy recordings 1948-1960

by Michael Weil & S. Duncan Reid

Page generated on Mo, 17. Aug 2020


 

Date: mid-February 1949
Location: Radio Central Recording Studio, San Francisco, California
Label: Fentone
Charles "Barron" Mingus presents his Symphonic Airs

Charles Mingus (ldr), Vernon Carlson, Richard "Dick" Collins, John Coppola, Andy Peele, Allen Smith (t), Bob Olney (f, cl, as), Dante Perfumo (f), Bud Hooven (as), Alex Megyesy, Don Smith, Morrie Stewart (ts), Herb Caro (bar), Hawes Coleman, Haig Eshow, Bob Lowry (tb), Richard Wyands (p), Charles Mingus (b), Cal Tjader (d), Johnny Berger (per), Jean McGuire (vc), Herb Gayle (v)

a. 53281 Story Of Love - 2:52(Charles Mingus)
Fentone 78 10"2002 — Charles "Barron" Mingus presents his Symphonic Airs
Swingtime LP 12"ST 1010 — The Young Rebel
Uptown CDUPCD 27.48 — Charles 'Barron' Mingus, West Coast, 1945-49
Past Perfect CD205789 — Shuffle Bass Boogie
Proper CDBox 77 — The Young Rebel
Membran CDDocuments 231046 — Mysterious Blues
Membran CDModern Jazz Archive 221953 — Mingus' Fingers
b. 53281 He's Gone - 3:30(Ralph Manza, ? Stevens)
Fentone 78 10"2002 — Charles "Barron" Mingus presents his Symphonic Airs
Swingtime LP 12"ST 1010 — The Young Rebel
Uptown CDUPCD 27.48 — Charles 'Barron' Mingus, West Coast, 1945-49
Past Perfect CD205789 — Shuffle Bass Boogie
Proper CDBox 77 — The Young Rebel
Membran CDDocuments 231046 — Mysterious Blues
Membran CDModern Jazz Archive 221953 — Mingus' Fingers
c.   God's Portrait(Charles Mingus)
unissued
d.   unknown title
unissued

Herb Gayle (v) on b-c.

The two unissued titles are lost. It was supposed they were intended for Release on Fentone 2001, but this proved to be incorrect; Mingus was dissatisfied with the performance of "God's Portrait" and re-worked the arrangement.
Dick Collins played trumpet on this session, his son informed the label after the Uptown reissue was published (information courtesy of Chuck Nessa).
Uptown Records owns the rights to the Fentone masters; all other issues are illegal outside of Europe and were copied from the Uptown CD; this release was researched with great care and its booklet is essential reading for anyone interested in the West Coast scene of the time. This issue also includes a rehearsal with Mingus on piano in dialogue with Ralph Manza "Arranging the intro to He's Gone".

Robert E. Sunenblick, Andrew Homzy: Booklet notes of Uptown UPCD 27.48 (Charles 'Baron' Mingus: West Coast 1945-49)


 

Date: Spring 1949
Location: Audition at KNBC Studio, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Dave Brubeck Octet

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Richard "Dick" Collins (t), Bill [William O.] Smith (cl, bar), Paul Desmond (as), Dave Van Kriedt (ts), Robert "Bob" Collins (tb), Dave Brubeck (p), Ron(ald) Crotty (b), Cal Tjader (d)

a.   Playland-At-The-Beach - 1:27(David "Dave" Brubeck) / arr: Dave Brubeck
b.   How High The Moon - 7:28(Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis) / arr: Dave Brubeck
American Jazz Classics CD99127 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader
Both titles on: Fantasy EP 7"4019 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy LP 10"3-16 — Old Sounds From San Francisco
Fantasy LP 12"3-239 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy LP 12"8094 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OCD-101 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Metronome LP 12"0902 044 — The Dave Brubeck Octet
Metronome LP 12"411 40.5 — The Dave Brubeck Octet
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-101-2 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Definitive CDDRCD 11234 — The Complete Octet Sessions

In a down beat interview in 1966, Cal Tjader stated he joined the Brubeck Octet in 1948 and "maybe Joe Dodge" was the drummer before him. However, interviews with Iola Brubeck and studies of photos and newspaper reports give evidence that Dick Saltzman played on the first Octet sessions. All discographies and issue credits listing Tjader on earlier Octet sessions were copied from the first release on Fantasy that simply assumed the personnel was identical to that of the later sessions. Dave Brubeck gave these recordings to Fantasy to complement the later Octet sessions.


 

Date: May 1949
Location: San Francisco, California
Label: 4 Star
Nick Esposito Boptette

Nick Esposito (ldr), Claude Gilroy (ts), Nick Esposito (g), Buddy Motsinger (p), Vernon Alley (b), Joe Dodge (d), Cal Tjader (bgo), Dorothy "Dottie" Dodgion (v)

a. 3132 Spring Fever - 3:07(Shelton Smith) / arr: Shelton Smith
4 Star 78 10"1350 — Nick Esposito Boptette
b. 3133 Fine And Dandy - 2:55(Paul James, Kay Swift) / arr: Shelton Smith
4 Star 78 10"1350 — Nick Esposito Boptette
c. 3135 Dot's Bop - 2:29(Nick Esposito, Dick Vartanian) / arr: Nick Esposito, Dick Vartanian
4 Star 78 10"1349 — Nick Esposito Boptette
d. 3161 Penny - 2:40(Shelton Smith) / arr: Shelton Smith
4 Star 78 10"1349 — Nick Esposito Boptette
Audio Lab LP 12"AL1564 — Polite Jazz

Dorothy "Dottie" Dodgion (v) on c-d.

Dottie Dodgion on labels as "Dottie Grae, phonetics" (thanks to Wayne Enstice for identifying the singer and composer Dick Vartanian).
Several discographies list a version of Empty Ballroom Blues (4 Star 1294) as recorded at this session, but aural comparison shows it is identical to the version recorded at Esposito's 1945 session issued on Pacific 603.
Another take of Empty Ballroom Blues listed is a misreading of "Empty Room Blues" c/w "She's A Killer" by Ivory Joe Hunter, issued on 4 Star 1481.


 

Date: September 1949
Location: Sound Recorders, San Francisco, California
Label: Coronet
Dave Brubeck Trio

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, d), Dave Brubeck (p), Ron(ald) Crotty (b), Frances Lynne (v)

a. COR-551 Blue Moon - 2:56(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Coronet 78 10"Coronet 104 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 78 10"505 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45505-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy LP 10"3-2 — The Dave Brubeck Trio - Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-204 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy LP 12"8073 — Dave Brubeck Trio featuring Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-24726 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Metronome LP 12"0081128 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy CDFCD-24726-2 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Jazz Hour CDJHR 73616 — Heart And Soul
American Jazz Classics CD99127 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
b. COR-552 Tea For Two - 2:44(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
Coronet 78 10"Coronet 104 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 78 10"505 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45505-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
c. alt Tea For Two - 2:44(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
Fantasy LP 10"3-2 — The Dave Brubeck Trio - Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-204 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy LP 12"8073 — Dave Brubeck Trio featuring Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-24726 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Metronome LP 12"0081128 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy CDFCD-24726-2 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Jazz Hour CDJHR 73616 — Heart And Soul
American Jazz Classics CD99127 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
d. COR-553 Back Home Again In Indiana - 2:33(James F. Hanley, Ballard MacDonald)
Coronet 78 10"Coronet 103 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 78 10"504 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45504-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
Vocalion EP 7"EPV 1275 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 10"3-1 — The Dave Brubeck Trio - Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy LP 12"3-204 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy LP 12"8073 — Dave Brubeck Trio featuring Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-24726 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Metronome LP 12"0081128 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy CDFCD-24726-2 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Columbia Legacy CDC4K 52945 — Time Signatures: A Career Retrospective
Jazz Hour CDJHR 73616 — Heart And Soul
American Jazz Classics CD99127 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
e. COR-554 Laura - 2:41(David Raksin, Johnny Mercer)
Coronet 78 10"Coronet 103 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 78 10"504 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45504-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
Vocalion EP 7"EPV 1275 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader
Coronet LP 10"— Dave Brubeck Test Cuts
f. alt Laura - 2:41(David Raksin, Johnny Mercer)
Fantasy LP 10"3-1 — The Dave Brubeck Trio - Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy LP 12"3-204 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy LP 12"8073 — Dave Brubeck Trio featuring Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-372 — Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"F-8372 — Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"F-24726 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Metronome LP 12"0081128 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4528 — Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits From The Fantasy Years 1949-1954
Fantasy CDFCD-24726-2 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Jazz Hour CDJHR 73616 — Heart And Soul
American Jazz Classics CD99127 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
g. 1bd Idaho(Jesse Stone)
Coronet LP 10"— Dave Brubeck Test Cuts
h. 2bd Idaho(Jesse Stone)
Coronet LP 10"— Dave Brubeck Test Cuts
i. 3bd Idaho(Jesse Stone)
Coronet LP 10"— Dave Brubeck Test Cuts
j. 4bd Idaho(Jesse Stone)
Coronet LP 10"— Dave Brubeck Test Cuts
k.   Idaho - 2:25(Jesse Stone)
Coronet LP 10"— Dave Brubeck Test Cuts
l.   Button Up Your Overcoat - 1:51(Ray Henderson, Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown)
Coronet LP 10"— Dave Brubeck Test Cuts
m.   'S Wonderful - 2:56(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Coronet LP 10"— Dave Brubeck Test Cuts

Cal Tjader (vib) on m, (d) on a-l; Frances Lynne (v) on l.

d. titled "Indiana" on all issues.
This session was originally recorded by and issued on the Coronet label, the records were manufactured by the Weiss bothers' pressing plant. They bought the masters after Coronet went out of business; as orders for the records kept coming in, they seized the opportunity to start their own label, Fantasy, with the next Brubeck trio sessions, but kept the Coronet master numbers for the first four issued tracks.
Some performances are contained in a test pressing in James Harrod's collection; it has four breakdowns of Idaho on one side and four complete takes of four tunes on the other, without talking or studio chatter. The take of Laura on this test pressing proves to be identical with the one released on the Coronet 78. Furthermore, Tarik Townsend commented on Harrod's blog that the takes of Laura and Tea For Two on the Coronet or Fantasy 78s and the Fantasy LPs are different, which I confirmed by aural comparison. All this leads to the conclusion that more than the four originally issued tracks were recorded at this first Brubeck Trio session, despite the anecdotic report that the group had to record them to acetate disc under extreme time constraints (after the newly acquired tape recorder had failed to run at constant speed). Another possibility is that there was more than one session held in September 1949.
The identity of the vocalist on the test pressing is uncertain; Dave Brubeck suggested it might be Barbara Ritchie, who worked at NBC in San Francisco at the time; Frances Lynne reportedly sang with the Brubeck Octet; see Harrod's blog [http://jazzwestcoastresearch.blogspot.de/2012/10/the-dave-brubeck-trio-fantasy-records.html] for details and to listen to these recordings. There is one other recording by Ritchie for comparison which features an audibly different voice (see next session), and only very few by Lynne which have not been available to me for audition, but due to the different sound of the voices I opt for Lynne on this session.


 

Date: January 2, 1950
Location: probably KNBC, San Francisco, CA

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Dave Brubeck (p), Ron(ald) Crotty (b), Cal Tjader (d), Barbara Ritchie (v)

a.   Shine On Harvest Moon - 1:45(Nora Bayes, Jack Norworth)
b.   September Song - 3:28(Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson)
Both titles unissued.  

Ron(ald) Crotty (b) on a; Cal Tjader (d) on a; Barbara Ritchie (v) on b.

This is from a 12" 78 rpm lacquer disc a private collector found at an auction labelled "Dave Brubeck 1/2/1950". It also includes interview segments  with Brubeck and two big band tracks (not Brubeck related). The singer is identified by the announcer (possibly Jimmy Lyons) as "our Barbara Ritchie", who worked at KNBC at the time. https://youtu.be/jxnmBF-znhc
Tjader's drumming on the first track imitates tap dance rhythms.


 

Date: March 1950
Location: probably Sound Recorders, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Dave Brubeck Trio

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, d, bgo), Dave Brubeck (p), Ron(ald) Crotty (b)

a. 3006 You Stepped Out Of A Dream - 2:52(Gus Kahn, Nacio Herb Brown)
Fantasy 78 10"501 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45501-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
b. 3008 Lullaby In Rhythm - 3:30(Edgar Sampson, Walter Hirsch, Clarence Prift, Benny Goodman)
Fantasy 78 10"501 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45501-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
c. 3010 Singing In The Rain - 2:34(Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown)
Fantasy 78 10"502 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45502-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
d. 3025 I'll Remember April - 3:20(Don Raye, Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston)
Fantasy 78 10"502 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45502-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
e. 3029 Body And Soul - 3:43(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
Fantasy 78 10"503 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45503-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy LP 12"3-372 — Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"F-8372 — Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4528 — Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits From The Fantasy Years 1949-1954
Columbia Legacy CDC4K 52945 — Time Signatures: A Career Retrospective
f. 3042 Let's Fall In Love - 2:40(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
Fantasy 78 10"503 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45503-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
All titles on: Fantasy LP 10"3-1 — The Dave Brubeck Trio - Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy LP 12"3-204 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy LP 12"8073 — Dave Brubeck Trio featuring Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-24726 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Metronome LP 12"0081128 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy CDFCD-24726-2 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Jazz Hour CDJHR 73616 — Heart And Soul
American Jazz Classics CD99127 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend

Cal Tjader (vib) on b, d, (d) on b-d, f, (bgo) on a, e.


 

Date: April 30, 1950
Location: Mills College, Oakland, California
"The 8" and the Dave Brubeck Trio - Jazz Concert

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Richard "Dick" Collins (t), Bill [William O.] Smith (cl), Paul Desmond (as), Dave Van Kriedt (ts), Robert "Bob" Collins (tb), Dave Brubeck (p), Ron(ald) Crotty (b), Cal Tjader (d)

a.   Lullaby Of Broadway(Harry Warren, Al Dubin)
b.   I'll Remember April(Don Raye, Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston)
c.   Black Magic(Composer Unknown)
d.   Blue Moon(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
e.   Lullaby In Rhythm(Edgar Sampson, Walter Hirsch, Clarence Prift, Benny Goodman)
f.   Avalon(Vincent Rose, Al Jolson, Buddy DeSylva)
g.   Singing In The Rain(Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown)
h.   You Stepped Out Of A Dream(Gus Kahn, Nacio Herb Brown)
i.   Idaho(Jesse Stone)
j.   Closing Theme (Curtain Music)(David "Dave" Brubeck) / arr: Dave Brubeck
k.   Tea For Two(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar) / arr: Bill [William O.] Smith
l.   How High The Moon(Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
m.   Body And Soul(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton) / arr: Bill [William O.] Smith
n.   Let's Fall In Love(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) / arr: Dave Van Kriedt
o.   Star Dust(Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) / arr: Paul Desmond
p.   What Is This Thing Called Love(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill [William O.] Smith
q.   You Go To My Head(J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) / arr: Bill [William O.] Smith
r.   Back Home Again In Indiana(James F. Hanley, Ballard MacDonald) / arr: Bill [William O.] Smith
s.   I Hear A Rhapsody(George Fragos, Dick Gasparre, Jack Baker) / arr: Dave Van Kriedt
t.   September In The Rain(Harry Warren, Al Dubin) / arr: Dave Van Kriedt
u.   Lover, Come Back To Me(Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Richard "Dick" Collins
v.   Salad(William O. Smith) / arr: Bill [William O.] Smith
w.   Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra(Darius Milhaud) / arr: Bill [William O.] Smith
x.   Prelude, Fugue I, Fugue II(Dave Van Kriedt) / arr: Dave Van Kriedt
y.   Playland-At-The-Beach(David "Dave" Brubeck) / arr: Dave Brubeck
z.   Histoire du boy scout(William O. Smith) / arr: Bill [William O.] Smith
aa.   Jeepers Creepers(Harry Warren, Johnny Mercer)
ab.   Deep Purple(Mitchell Parish, Peter DeRose)
ac.   Just You, Just Me(Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages)
All titles unissued.  

Richard "Dick" Collins (t) on j-ac; Bill [William O.] Smith (cl) on j-ac; Paul Desmond (as) on j-ac; Dave Van Kriedt (ts) on j-ac; Robert "Bob" Collins (tb) on j-ac.

This was a benefit jazz concert for the World Students' Service Fund. The program was as follows:
Part I - Dave Brubeck Trio (a. - i.)
Part II - Arrangements with inprovised solos (j. - v.)
- Intermission -
Compositions (w. - y.)
Improvisations (z. - ac.)
w. was a transcription of an orchestra piece for the Octet. The last part probably was a jam session of all players.


 

Date: June 1950
Location: probably Sound Recorders, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Dave Brubeck Trio

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, d, bgo), Dave Brubeck (p), Ron(ald) Crotty (b)

a. 6031 'S Wonderful - 2:42(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Fantasy 78 10"508 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45508-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
America LP 12"30AM 6095 — Dave Brubeck Trio Volume 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-205 — Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy LP 12"3-332 — Brubeck Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"8074 — Brubeck Tjader
b. 6034 Sweet Georgia Brown - 2:42(Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey, Ben Bernie)
Fantasy 78 10"507 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Vogue 78 10"V.2096 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45507-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
America LP 12"30AM 6095 — Dave Brubeck Trio Volume 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-205 — Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy LP 12"3-332 — Brubeck Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"8074 — Brubeck Tjader
c. 6037 Undecided - 2:27(Charlie Shavers, Sydney Robin)
Fantasy 78 10"506 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45506-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy LP 12"3-204 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy LP 12"8073 — Dave Brubeck Trio featuring Cal Tjader
Columbia Legacy CDC4K 52945 — Time Signatures: A Career Retrospective
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
d. 6041 September Song - 3:25(Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson)
Fantasy 78 10"507 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Vogue 78 10"V.2096 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45507-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
America LP 12"30AM 6095 — Dave Brubeck Trio Volume 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-205 — Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy LP 12"3-332 — Brubeck Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"8074 — Brubeck Tjader
e. 6045 Spring Is Here - 2:26(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Fantasy 78 10"508 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45508-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
Vocalion EP 7"EPV 1275 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader
America LP 12"30AM 6095 — Dave Brubeck Trio Volume 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-205 — Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy LP 12"3-332 — Brubeck Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"8074 — Brubeck Tjader
f. 6048 That Old Black Magic - 2:36(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
Fantasy 78 10"506 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45506-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy LP 12"3-204 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy LP 12"8073 — Dave Brubeck Trio featuring Cal Tjader
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
All titles on: Fantasy LP 10"3-2 — The Dave Brubeck Trio - Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"F-24726 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Metronome LP 12"0081128 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy CDFCD-24726-2 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Jazz Hour CDJHR 73616 — Heart And Soul
American Jazz Classics CD99127 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader

Cal Tjader (vib) on a-d, (d) on a-d, (bgo) on e-f.


 

Date: July 1950
Location: KNBC Radio Station, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Dave Brubeck Octet

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Richard "Dick" Collins (t), Bill [William O.] Smith (cl, bar), Paul Desmond (as), Dave Van Kriedt (ts), Robert "Bob" Collins (tb), Dave Brubeck (p), Ron(ald) Crotty (b), Cal Tjader (d)

a. 7013 Love Walked In - 2:45(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Dave Van Kriedt
Fantasy 78 10"509 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy 45509-X — Dave Brubeck Octet
b. 7021 IPCA - 2:45(William O. Smith) / arr: Bill [William O.] Smith
Fantasy 78 10"512 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy 45512-X — Dave Brubeck Octet
c. 7027 What Is This Thing Called Love - 2:40(Cole Porter) / arr: Bill [William O.] Smith
Fantasy 78 10"510 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy 45510-X — Dave Brubeck Octet
d. 7031 The Way You Look Tonight - 2:05(Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Dave Brubeck
Fantasy 78 10"509 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy 45509-X — Dave Brubeck Octet
Columbia Legacy CDC4K 52945 — Time Signatures: A Career Retrospective
e. 7036 September In The Rain - 2:55(Harry Warren, Al Dubin) / arr: Dave Van Kriedt
Fantasy 78 10"510 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy 45510-X — Dave Brubeck Octet
f. 7042 Prelude - 2:15(Dave Van Kriedt) / arr: Dave Van Kriedt
Fantasy 78 10"511 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy 45511-X — Dave Brubeck Octet
g. 7047 Fugue On Bop Themes - 2:45(Dave Van Kriedt) / arr: Dave Van Kriedt
Fantasy 78 10"511 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy 45511-X — Dave Brubeck Octet
h. 7052 Let's Fall In Love - 2:22(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) / arr: Dave Van Kriedt
Fantasy 78 10"512 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy 45512-X — Dave Brubeck Octet
All titles on: Fantasy LP 10"3-3 — The Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy LP 12"3-239 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Fantasy LP 12"8094 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OCD-101 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Metronome LP 12"0902 044 — The Dave Brubeck Octet
Metronome LP 12"411 40.5 — The Dave Brubeck Octet
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-101-2 — Dave Brubeck Octet
Definitive CDDRCD 11234 — The Complete Octet Sessions

b. is based on "Back Home From Indiana" and listed as "Indiana" on some issues.


 

Date: October 1950
Location: probably Sound Recorders, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Dave Brubeck Trio

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, d, bgo), Dave Brubeck (p), Ron(ald) Crotty (b)

a. 10004 I Didn't Know What Time It Was - 2:32(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Fantasy 78 10"514 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45514-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
b. 10010 Just Squeeze Me - 3:44(Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines)
Fantasy 78 10"515 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45515-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
c. 10020 Too Marvelous For Words - 3:07(Richard Whiting, Johnny Mercer)
Fantasy 78 10"516 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45516-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
d. 10026 How High The Moon - 3:02(Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
Fantasy 78 10"515 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45515-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
e. 10041 Heart And Soul - 2:17(Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael)
Fantasy 78 10"516 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45516-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
All titles on: Fantasy LP 10"3-4 — The Dave Brubeck Trio - Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
America LP 12"30AM 6095 — Dave Brubeck Trio Volume 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-205 — Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy LP 12"3-332 — Brubeck Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"8074 — Brubeck Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-24726 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Metronome LP 12"0081128 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy CDFCD-24726-2 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Jazz Hour CDJHR 73616 — Heart And Soul
American Jazz Classics CD99127 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader

Cal Tjader (vib) on b-d, (d) on a, (bgo) on e.

Track b is misidentified as Squeeze Me by Fats Waller & Clarence Williams on all issues - the tune played clearly is the Ellington composition.


 

Date: November 1950
Location: probably Sound Recorders, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Dave Brubeck Trio

Dave Brubeck (ldr), Dave Brubeck (p), Ron(ald) Crotty (b), Cal Tjader (d, bgo)

a. 11010 Always - 2:47(Irving Berlin)
Fantasy 78 10"514 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45514-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
b. 11015 Avalon - 2:08(Vincent Rose, Al Jolson, Buddy DeSylva)
Fantasy 78 10"513 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45513-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy LP 12"3-372 — Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"F-8372 — Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4528 — Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits From The Fantasy Years 1949-1954
c. 11036 Perfidia - 2:18(Alberto Dominguez, Milton Leeds)
Fantasy 78 10"513 — Dave Brubeck Trio
Fantasy 45513-X — Dave Brubeck Trio
Vocalion EP 7"EPV 1275 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader
All titles on: Fantasy LP 10"3-4 — The Dave Brubeck Trio - Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
America LP 12"30AM 6095 — Dave Brubeck Trio Volume 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-205 — Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy LP 12"3-332 — Brubeck Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"8074 — Brubeck Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-24726 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Metronome LP 12"0081128 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Fantasy CDFCD-24726-2 — 24 Classic Recordings / Distinctive Rhythm Instrumentals
Jazz Hour CDJHR 73616 — Heart And Soul
American Jazz Classics CD99127 — Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader

Cal Tjader (d) on a-b, (bgo) on c.


 

Date: July or August 1951
Location: San Francisco, California
Label: Galaxy
Cal Tjader Trio

Cal Tjader (ldr), John Marabuto (p), Jack Weeks (b), Cal Tjader (d, bgo)

a. 7103 Give Me The Simple Life - 3:00(Rube Bloom, Harry Ruby)
b. 7107 Ivy - 3:36(Hoagy Carmichael)
Both titles on: Galaxy 78 10"701 — Cal Tjader Trio
Fantasy LP 10"3-9 — Cal Tjader Trio
Savoy LP 10"V-38 — Cal Tjader Trio
Trutone LP 10"TPL1014 — Cal Tjader Trio
Fantasy LP 10"LPS-141217 (FAN-34228-01) — Cal Tjader Trio
Fantasy CDFCD-24764-2 — Extremes
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962

Cal Tjader (d) on a, (bgo) on b.

There is no evidence that these two tracks were also issued on a 45 rpm single like those from the next two sessions.


 

Date: September 1951
Location: San Francisco, California
Label: Galaxy
Cal Tjader Trio

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), John Marabuto (p), Jack Weeks (b)

a. 8109 Charley's Quote - 2:49(Jack Weeks)
b. 8114 These Foolish Things - 3:19(Jack Strachey, Harry Link, Holt Marvell)
Both titles on: Galaxy 78 10"702 — Cal Tjader Trio
Galaxy 45702-X — Cal Tjader Trio
Fantasy LP 10"3-9 — Cal Tjader Trio
Savoy LP 10"V-38 — Cal Tjader Trio
Trutone LP 10"TPL1014 — Cal Tjader Trio
Fantasy LP 10"LPS-141217 (FAN-34228-01) — Cal Tjader Trio
Fantasy CDFCD-24764-2 — Extremes
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962

 

Date: November 1951
Location: San Francisco, California
Label: Galaxy
Cal Tjader Trio

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, d, cym, bgo, cwb), Vince Guaraldi (p), Jack Weeks (b)

a. 11150 Vibra-Tharpe - 2:25(Cal Tjader)
Galaxy 78 10"703 — Cal Tjader Trio
Galaxy 45703-X — Cal Tjader Trio
Fantasy LP 10"3-9 — Cal Tjader Trio
Savoy LP 10"V-38 — Cal Tjader Trio
Trutone LP 10"TPL1014 — Cal Tjader Trio
Fantasy LP 10"LPS-141217 (FAN-34228-01) — Cal Tjader Trio
Fantasy CDFCD-24764-2 — Extremes
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
b. 11160 Chopsticks-Mambo - 2:45(Cal Tjader)
Galaxy 78 10"703 — Cal Tjader Trio
Galaxy 45703-X — Cal Tjader Trio
Fantasy LP 10"3-9 — Cal Tjader Trio
Savoy LP 10"V-38 — Cal Tjader Trio
Trutone LP 10"TPL1014 — Cal Tjader Trio
Fantasy LP 10"LPS-141217 (FAN-34228-01) — Cal Tjader Trio
Fantasy CDFCD-24764-2 — Extremes
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
c. 11141 Lullaby Of The Leaves - 3:09(Bernice Petkere, Joe Young)
Galaxy 78 10"705 — Cal Tjader Trio
Galaxy 45705-X — Cal Tjader Trio
Fantasy LP 10"3-9 — Cal Tjader Trio
Savoy LP 10"V-38 — Cal Tjader Trio
Trutone LP 10"TPL1014 — Cal Tjader Trio
Fantasy LP 10"LPS-141217 (FAN-34228-01) — Cal Tjader Trio
Fantasy CDFCD-24764-2 — Extremes
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
d. 11164 Three Little Words - 2:45(Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby)
Galaxy 78 10"705 — Cal Tjader Trio
Galaxy 45705-X — Cal Tjader Trio
Fantasy LP 10"3-9 — Cal Tjader Trio
Savoy LP 10"V-38 — Cal Tjader Trio
Trutone LP 10"TPL1014 — Cal Tjader Trio
Fantasy LP 10"LPS-141217 (FAN-34228-01) — Cal Tjader Trio
Fantasy CDFCD-24764-2 — Extremes
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
e. 11170 ? Lullaby Of The Leaves(Bernice Petkere, Joe Young)
Galaxy 78 10"705 ? — Cal Tjader Trio
f. 11180 ? I Want To Be Happy(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach)
Galaxy 78 10"705 ? — Cal Tjader Trio

Cal Tjader (vib) on a, c, e-f, (d) on d, (cym) on a, (bgo) on b, (cwb) on b.

On Chopsticks Mambo Tjader plays cowbell and bongos simultaneously like it was a set of timbales.
e. and f. are listed in the Buyninckx and Lord discographies to have been issued on Galaxy 705, but so far we were not able to verify its existence. The source for this entry is obscure; neither the usually reliable Jepsen discography, nor promotional material from Fantasy, nor Bilboard listings or advertisements mention this issue; it most likely never existed.
The label of the 78 rpm issue Galaxy 703 credits Vibra-Tharpe to Bramy-Valerio-Zantz.


 

Date: January 6, 1952
Location: probably Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California
Label: Galaxy
Vido Musso Sextet

Vido Musso (ldr), Don Dennis (t), Vido Musso (ts), Cal Tjader (vib), Gil Barrios (p), Jack Weeks (b), Bobby White (d)

a. 1207 Cuttin' The Nut - 2:58(Vido Musso)
Galaxy 78 10"704 — Vido Musso Sextet
Galaxy 45704-X — Vido Musso Sextet
b. 1209 Come Back To Sorrento - 3:13(Claude Aveling, Ernesto DeCurtis)
Galaxy 78 10"704 — Vido Musso Sextet
Galaxy 45704-X — Vido Musso Sextet
c.   Grunions A-Runnin' - 4:50(Vido Musso)
All titles on: Fantasy EP 7"4029 — Vido Musso Sextet

There is no composer credit for a. &  c. on the labels; the tunes are not registered, but probably were written by Vido Musso. Cal Tjader has a short solo in a.; c. is an extended drum feature for Bobby White.


 

Date: September 26, 1952
Location: San Francisco
San Francisco at Night TV Show

Mary Ann McCall (ldr), Georgie Auld (ts), Cal Tjader (vib, d), Vince Guaraldi (p), Jack Weeks (b), Mary Ann McCall (v)

a.   unknown titles
unissued  

 

Date: March 12, 1953     15:00
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California
Label: MGM
George Shearing Quintet

George Shearing (ldr), Jean 'Toots' Thielemans (h, g), Cal Tjader (vib), George Shearing (p), Al McKibbon (b), Bill Clark (d)

a. 53-S-3006-8 (53-XY-3016) I Hear A Rhapsody - 2:35(George Fragos, Dick Gasparre, Jack Baker)
MGM 78 10"11493 — George Shearing Quintet
MGM 45K 11493 — George Shearing Quintet
MGM EP 7"EP 563
b. 53-S-3007-4 (53-XY-3017) Spring Is Here - 3:00(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
MGM LP 12"E3293 — Shearing In Hi-Fi
c. 53-S-3008-2 (53-XY-3018) The Lady Is A Tramp - 3:10(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
MGM LP 12"E3175 — A Shearing Caravan
d. 53-S-3009-1 (53-XY-3019) Body And Soul - 2:35(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
MGM 78 10"11493 — George Shearing Quintet
MGM 45X252 — An Evening With The George Shearing Quintet
MGM 45K 11493 — George Shearing Quintet
MGM LP 12"E3293 — Shearing In Hi-Fi
Verve CD535271-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 59 - Toots Thielemans
All titles on: united archives CDNUA09 — The Complete Quintet Studio Sessions 1949-1954

Jean 'Toots' Thielemans (h) on d, (g) on a-c.


 

Date: March 13, 1953     15:00
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California
Label: MGM
George Shearing Quintet

George Shearing (ldr), Jean 'Toots' Thielemans (h, g), Cal Tjader (vib, bgo), George Shearing (p), Al McKibbon (b), Bill Clark (d)

a. 53-S-3010-7 (53-XY-3020) Hallelujah! - 3:00(Vincent Youmans, Clifford Grey, Leo Robin)
MGM LP 12"E3293 — Shearing In Hi-Fi
b. 53-S-3011-6 (53-XY-3021) Undecided - 2:35(Charlie Shavers, Sydney Robin)
MGM 45K11876
MGM LP 12"E3175 — A Shearing Caravan
Verve CD535271-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 59 - Toots Thielemans
c. 53-S-3012-4 (53-XY-3022) Mood For Milt - 2:45(Cal Tjader)
MGM 45K11677 — George Shearing Quintet
MGM LP 12"E3175 — A Shearing Caravan
MGM LP 12"65 019 — A Jazz Date With George Shearing
Mercury LP 12"9291 058 — a jazzy date with George Shearing
Mercury LP 12"9291 058 — A Jazz Date With George Shearing
Documents CD222982-203 (Original Longplay Albums # 17) — A Jazz Date With George Shearing
d. 53-S-3013-5 (53-XY-3023) Wrap Your Troubles In Drums [aka Drum Trouble] - 2:55(George Shearing)
MGM 78 10"11600 — George Shearing Quintet
MGM LP 10"E 4041 — Satin Latin
MGM LP 12"E3175 — A Shearing Caravan
Verve LP 12"827-977-1 — Lullaby of Birdland
All titles on: united archives CDNUA09 — The Complete Quintet Studio Sessions 1949-1954

Jean 'Toots' Thielemans (h) on b, (g) on a, c-d; Cal Tjader (vib) on a-c, (bgo) on d.

On the 78 rpm issue track d is mistitled "Rap Your ...". The 45 rpm issue of b lists Tjader on the label of the B side, but this track (Adieu) is from a later session with George Devens.


 

Date: April 15, 1953     14:40
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California
Label: MGM
George Shearing Quintet

George Shearing (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Jean 'Toots' Thielemans (g), George Shearing (p), Al McKibbon (b), Bill Clark (d)

a. 53-S-3042-9 (53-XY-3051) Love Is Here To Stay - 2:40(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
MGM LP 12"E3175 — A Shearing Caravan
b. 53-S-3043-4 (53-XY-3052) Easy To Love - 2:15(Cole Porter)
MGM 78 10"11600 — George Shearing Quintet
MGM LP 12"E3175 — A Shearing Caravan
c. 53-S-3044-8 (53-XY-3053) Love Is Just Around The Corner - 2:40(Leo Robin, Lewis E. Gensler)
MGM 45K12079
MGM LP 12"E3293 — Shearing In Hi-Fi
Verve CD529 900-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 57 - George Shearing
Verve CD314 589 857-2 — The Definitive George Shearing
d. 53-S-3045-3 (53-XY-3054) Point And Counterpoint - 2:45(Marjorie Hyams)
MGM 45K12132
MGM LP 12"E3293 — Shearing In Hi-Fi
All titles on: united archives CDNUA09 — The Complete Quintet Studio Sessions 1949-1954

 

Date: September 2, 1953     14:00
Location: WMGM Studio D, New York City
Label: MGM
George Shearing Quintet

George Shearing (ldr), Jean 'Toots' Thielemans (h, g), Cal Tjader (vib, bgo, cwb), George Shearing (p), Al McKibbon (b), Bill Clark (d), Catalino Rolón (she), Candido Camero (bgo, cga)

a. 53-S-380 (53-XY-437) Tiempo De Cencerro, pt. 1(George Shearing)
MGM 45K11639
MGM EP 7"X1088 — Caravan
MGM EP 7"MGM-EP-583 — Latino Jazz
MGM LP 10"E 4041 — Satin Latin
MGM LP 12"E3175 — A Shearing Caravan
Verve LP 12"827-977-1 — Lullaby of Birdland
b. 53-S-381 (53-XY-438) Tiempo De Cencerro, pt. 2 - 5:25(George Shearing)
MGM 45K11639
MGM EP 7"X1088 — Caravan
MGM EP 7"MGM-EP-583 — Latino Jazz
MGM LP 10"E 4041 — Satin Latin
MGM LP 12"E3175 — A Shearing Caravan
Verve LP 12"827-977-1 — Lullaby of Birdland
c. 53-S-451-4 (53-S-381-4) Caravan - 4:25(Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol, Irving Mills)
MGM EP 7"X1088 — Caravan
MGM EP 7"ESPQ 526 — Oriental Rendezvous
MGM LP 10"E 4041 — Satin Latin
MGM LP 12"E3175 — A Shearing Caravan
Verve CD0602498623992 — Masters At Work Present Latin Verve Sounds
d. 53-S-382 (53-XY-439) A Sinner Kissed An Angel - 3:05(Larry Shayne, Mack David)
MGM 45K11677 — George Shearing Quintet
MGM LP 12"E3293 — Shearing In Hi-Fi
e. 53-S-383 (53-XY-440) Ill Wind - 2:45(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
MGM 78 10"12038
MGM 45K12038
MGM EP 7"ESPQ 526 — Oriental Rendezvous
MGM LP 12"E3293 — Shearing In Hi-Fi
All titles on: united archives CDNUA09 — The Complete Quintet Studio Sessions 1949-1954

a, b performed as medley.

Jean 'Toots' Thielemans (h) on c, (g) on d-e; Cal Tjader (vib) on d-e, (bgo) on a-c, (cwb) on a-c; Catalino Rolón (she) on a-c; Candido Camero (bgo) on c, (cga) on a-c.

"53-S-381 was originally assigned to Caravan. When Tiempo De Cencerro was issued as a two-sided single, master numbers assigned were 53-S-380/81 and a new master (55-S-451) was assigned to Caravan" (from the MGM Discography by Michel Ruppli & Ed Novitsky). The new master number led previous discographers to assume Caravan had been recorded at a later session, which is incorrect.
Cal Tjader audibly played the cencerro/cowbell and the bongos (during the drum exchanges with Candido) with (probably vibraphone) mallets. Rolón is credited for playing "shakers" on all issues and in discographies, but what he plays is a Cuban shekeré.
Some sources mistitle track a/b Tempo di Concerto.


 

Date: October 21, 1953
Location: New York City
Label: Savoy
Cal Tjader Quartet

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Hank Jones (p), Al McKibbon (b), Kenny Clarke (d)

a. SCT4425 Minority - 2:58(George Shearing)
Savoy 78 10"1120 — Cal Tjader Quartet
b. SCT4426 I Want To Be Happy - 2:51(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach)
Savoy 78 10"1120 — Cal Tjader Quartet
c. SCT4427 Love Me Or Leave Me - 3:00(Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson)
Savoy 78 10"1117 — Cal Tjader Quartet
d. SCT4428 Tangerine - 2:51(Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer)
Savoy 78 10"1117 — Cal Tjader Quartet
All titles on: Savoy EP 7"XP8101 — Cal Tjader Quartet
Festival LP 10"CFR 10-322 — Relaxin‘ with Annie Ross .... The Cal Tjader Quartet
Savoy LP 10"MG9036 — Cal Tjader Vibist
Savoy LP 12"MG12054 — Cal Tjader & Don Elliott - Vib-rations
London LP 12"LTZ-C15050 — Cal Tjader / Don Elliott - Vibrations
Savoy Jazz LP 12"SJL 2254 — Cool California
Savoy Jazz LP 12"WL70511 — Cool California
Savoy Jazz LP 12"SJL 1207 — Cal Tjader / Terry Gibbs - Good Vibes
Savoy CDZDS 1207 — Cal Tjader / Terry Gibbs - Good Vibes
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962

 

Date: March 2, 1954
Location: probably Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California
Label: Savoy
Cal Tjader Quartet

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Richard Wyands (p), Al McKibbon (b), Roy Haynes (d)

a. SCT4496 A Sunday Kind Of Love - 3:45(Stanley Rhodes, Louis Prima, Anita Leonard, Barbara Belle)
Savoy LP 12"MG12054 — Cal Tjader & Don Elliott - Vib-rations
London LP 12"LTZ-C15050 — Cal Tjader / Don Elliott - Vibrations
b. SCT4497 After You've Gone - 2:16(Henry Creamer, Turner Layton)
Savoy LP 12"MG12054 — Cal Tjader & Don Elliott - Vib-rations
London LP 12"LTZ-C15050 — Cal Tjader / Don Elliott - Vibrations
c. SCT4498 It's You Or No One - 2:54(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
Savoy LP 12"MG12054 — Cal Tjader & Don Elliott - Vib-rations
London LP 12"LTZ-C15050 — Cal Tjader / Don Elliott - Vibrations
d. SCT4499 Isn't It Romantic - 2:40(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
All titles on: Savoy EP 7"XP8117 — Cal Tjader - Vibist
Savoy LP 10"MG9036 — Cal Tjader Vibist
Savoy Jazz LP 12"SJL 2254 — Cool California
Savoy Jazz LP 12"WL70511 — Cool California
Savoy Jazz LP 12"SJL 1207 — Cal Tjader / Terry Gibbs - Good Vibes
Savoy CDZDS 1207 — Cal Tjader / Terry Gibbs - Good Vibes
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962

 

Date: March 6, 1954
Location: Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Cal Tjader Plays Afro-Cuban / Ritmo Caliente

Armando Peraza, Cal Tjader (ldr), Jerome Richardson (f, mcs), Cal Tjader (vib, tim, cwb), Richard Wyands (p, mcs), Al McKibbon (b, cga), Armando Peraza (cga)

a.   Mambo Moderno - 3:25(Richard Wyands)
Fantasy EP 7"4021 — Cal Tjader Plays Afro-Cuban, Volume 1
Saludos Amigos CD6403 — Afro-Cuban Jazz
b.   Afro Colorombo - 1:25(Cal Tjader)
Fantasy EP 7"4021 — Cal Tjader Plays Afro-Cuban, Volume 1
c.   Alegres Congas - 1:00(Cal Tjader, Armando Peraza)
Fantasy EP 7"4021 — Cal Tjader Plays Afro-Cuban, Volume 1
d.   Alegres Timbales - 1:09(Armando Peraza, Cal Tjader)
Fantasy EP 7"4022 — Cal Tjader Plays Afro-Cuban, Volume 2
e.   Mueve La Cintura - 2:30(Cal Tjader)
Fantasy EP 7"4022 — Cal Tjader Plays Afro-Cuban, Volume 2
Fantasy LP 12"FS 654 — Fantasy Records Hi-Fi Sampler
All titles on: Fantasy LP 10"3-17 — Cal Tjader Plays Afro-Cuban
Fantasy LP 12"3-216 — Ritmo Caliente
Vocalion LP 12"LAE 556 — Ritmo Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"8077 — Ritmo Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"F-8384 — Ritmo Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"F-24712 — Los Ritmos Calientes
Fantasy ReelFT-1 — Cal Tjader Plays Afro-Cuban
Fantasy CDFCD-24712-2 — Los Ritmos Calientes
Victor (Japan) CDVICJ-23133 — Los Ritmos Calientes
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962

Jerome Richardson (f) on a-b, e, (mcs) on d; Cal Tjader (vib) on e, (tim) on a, c-e, (cwb) on a-b; Richard Wyands (p) on a, d-e, (mcs) on b; Al McKibbon (b) on a, e, (cga) on b-d.

The liner notes list only Richard Wyands as playing maracas, but they are heard besides the piano in track d. - Jerome Richardson is the only one left to play them in that tune. Contrary to listings in the liner notes and discographies there are no bongos heard on this session! Tracks c. and d. were credited to W. Frumkin and Tempest Storm (respectively) on the original issues, which are fun names (the latter was a famous stripper); they are arrangements of traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms.
In an interview, Peraza stated he was the leader on this session, although it was issued under Tjader's name.


 

Date: March 25, 1954
Location: probably Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California
Label: Fantasy
Cal Tjader Plays Afro-Cuban / Ritmo Caliente

Armando Peraza, Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, tim), Eddie Cano (p), Al McKibbon (b), Armando Peraza (bgo, cga)

a.   Goza - 1:53(Eddie Cano)
Fantasy EP 7"4021 — Cal Tjader Plays Afro-Cuban, Volume 1
b.   Panchero Mambero - 2:22(Eddie Cano, Ray Rivera)
Fantasy EP 7"4021 — Cal Tjader Plays Afro-Cuban, Volume 1
Saludos Amigos CD6403 — Afro-Cuban Jazz
c.   Ritmo Caliente - 2:05(Eddie Cano)
Fantasy EP 7"4022 — Cal Tjader Plays Afro-Cuban, Volume 2
Fantasy LP 12"F-8374 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-374 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4530 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy CDFCD-24736-2 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Saludos Amigos CD6403 — Afro-Cuban Jazz
d.   Mambo Inn - 2:46(Bobby Woodlen, Grace Sampson, Mario Bauzá)
Fantasy EP 7"4022 — Cal Tjader Plays Afro-Cuban, Volume 2
Saludos Amigos CD6403 — Afro-Cuban Jazz
e.   Bernie's Tune [aka Bobby Sox] - 2:35(Bernie Miller, Bobby Lehman)
Fantasy EP 7"4022 — Cal Tjader Plays Afro-Cuban, Volume 2
All titles on: Fantasy LP 10"3-17 — Cal Tjader Plays Afro-Cuban
Fantasy LP 12"3-216 — Ritmo Caliente
Vocalion LP 12"LAE 556 — Ritmo Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"8077 — Ritmo Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"F-8384 — Ritmo Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"F-24712 — Los Ritmos Calientes
Fantasy ReelFT-1 — Cal Tjader Plays Afro-Cuban
Fantasy CDFCD-24712-2 — Los Ritmos Calientes
Victor (Japan) CDVICJ-23133 — Los Ritmos Calientes
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962

Cal Tjader (vib) on b, d-e, (tim) on a-d; Armando Peraza (bgo) on c.

In an interview, Peraza stated he was the leader on this session, although it was issued under Tjader's name.


 

Date: March 26, 1954
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California
Label: MGM
George Shearing Quintet

George Shearing (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Jean 'Toots' Thielemans (g), George Shearing (p), Al McKibbon (b), Bill Clark (d)

a. 54-S-3043-5 (54-XY-3023) Get Off My Bach - 2:40(George Shearing)
MGM 45K12079
MGM LP 12"E3293 — Shearing In Hi-Fi
Verve LP 12"827-977-1 — Lullaby of Birdland
b. 54-S-3044 (54-XY-3024) Stranger In Paradise - 2:25(George 'Chet' Forrest, Robert Craig Wright, Alexander Borodin)
MGM 78 10"MGM.817
MGM 45K12132
MGM LP 12"E3293 — Shearing In Hi-Fi
c. 54-S-3045 (54-XY-3025) I've Never Been In Love Before - 2:55(Frank Loesser)
MGM 78 10"11754 — George Shearing Quintet
MGM 78 10"MGM.770 — George Shearing Quintet
MGM LP 12"E3175 — A Shearing Caravan
d. 54-S-3046-2 (54-XY-3026) Minor Trouble - 2:50(Ray Bryant)
MGM LP 12"E3293 — Shearing In Hi-Fi
All titles on: united archives CDNUA09 — The Complete Quintet Studio Sessions 1949-1954

Some older discographies list George Devens on vibes for the March 1954 Shearing sessions and New York as location, but this has been corrected in the MGM discography by Ruppli/Novitsky published in 1998.


 

Date: March 28, 1954
Location: probably Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California
Label: MGM
George Shearing Quintet

George Shearing (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Jean 'Toots' Thielemans (g), George Shearing (p), Al McKibbon (b), Bill Clark (d), Armando Peraza (cga)

a. 54-S-3047 (54-XY-3027) Basso Profundo - 2:35(John Levy)
MGM LP 12"E3293 — Shearing In Hi-Fi
b. 54-S-3048 (54-XY-3028) Mambo Inn - 2:20(Bobby Woodlen, Grace Sampson, Mario Bauzá)
MGM 78 10"11754 — George Shearing Quintet
MGM 78 10"MGM.770 — George Shearing Quintet
MGM 45X252 — An Evening With The George Shearing Quintet
MGM EP 7"MGM-EP-583 — Latino Jazz
MGM LP 10"E 4041 — Satin Latin
Verve CD529 900-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 57 - George Shearing
Verve CD314 589 857-2 — The Definitive George Shearing
c. 54-S-3049 (54-XY-3029) Drume Negrita - 2:35(Eliseo Grenet)
MGM 78 10"12038
MGM 45K12038
MGM EP 7"ESPQ 526 — Oriental Rendezvous
MGM LP 10"E 4041 — Satin Latin
MGM LP 12"E3293 — Shearing In Hi-Fi
d. 54-S-3050 (54-XY-3030) Cool Mambo - 2:05(Eddie Cano)
MGM EP 7"MGM-EP-583 — Latino Jazz
MGM LP 10"E 4041 — Satin Latin
MGM LP 12"E3175 — A Shearing Caravan
Verve LP 12"827-977-1 — Lullaby of Birdland
All titles on: united archives CDNUA09 — The Complete Quintet Studio Sessions 1949-1954

Armando Peraza (cga) on b-d.

On the tracks with Peraza there are timbale-like sounds to be heard; either Bill Clark turned off his snares and added a cowbell to his drumset, or Tjader switched to timbales when not playing vibes, especially in Cool Mambo.
Some older discographies list George Devens on vibes for the March 1954 Shearing sessions and New York as location, but this has been corrected in the MGM discography by Ruppli/Novitsky published in 1998. The 1996 Verve CD reissue confirms this.


 

Date: September 11, 1954
Location: Marines Memorial Theater, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Cal Tjader Modern Mambo Orchestra

Cal Tjader (ldr), Richard "Dick" Collins, John Howell, Al Porcino, Charlie Walp (t), Cal Tjader (vib, tim), Manuel "Manny" Duran (p, cvs), Carlos Duran (b), Edgar Rosales (mcs, cga), Bayardo "Benny" Velarde (tim, cga)

a. 1506 Fascinating Rhythm - 2:44(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Bob Searle, Cal Tjader
Fantasy 78 10"532 — Cal Tjader Modern Mambo Orchestra
Fantasy 45532-X — Cal Tjader Modern Mambo Orchestra
b. 1507 I Concentrate On You - 1:59(Cole Porter) / arr: Bob Searle, Cal Tjader
Fantasy 78 10"532 — Cal Tjader Modern Mambo Orchestra
Fantasy 45532-X — Cal Tjader Modern Mambo Orchestra
c. 1510 It Ain't Necessarily So - 2:02(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Bob Searle, Cal Tjader
Fantasy 78 10"534 — Cal Tjader Modern Mambo Orchestra
Fantasy 45534-X — Cal Tjader Modern Mambo Orchestra
Prestige CDPRCD-24190-2 — The Jazz Giants Play George Gershwin: 'S Wonderful
Frémaux & Associés CDFA5648 — Cuba In America 1939-1962
d. 1511 Mambo Macumba - 2:15(Cal Tjader) / arr: Bob Searle, Cal Tjader
Fantasy 78 10"534 — Cal Tjader Modern Mambo Orchestra
Fantasy 45534-X — Cal Tjader Modern Mambo Orchestra
Fantasy LP 12"F-8374 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-374 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4530 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy CDFCD-24736-2 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Saludos Amigos CD6403 — Afro-Cuban Jazz
Not Now Music CDNOT2CD363 — The Very Best Of Latin Jazz
All titles on: Fantasy EP 7"4034 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy LP 10"3-18 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy LP 12"8019 — Latin For Dancers
Fantasy LP 12"3-221 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-274 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-274-2 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962

Cal Tjader (vib) on b-d, (tim) on a, d; Edgar Rosales (mcs) on a-b, d, (cga) on c; Manuel "Manny" Duran (cvs) on a; Bayardo "Benny" Velarde (tim) on c, (cga) on a-b, d.

These four tracks were recorded in true stereo. Their first release in that format was on the Fantasy 12" LP 8019 Latin For Dancers; they are also in stereo on both Original Jazz Classics issues and later CD compilation box sets copying these.


 

Date: September 21, 1954
Location: Marines Memorial Theater, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Cal Tjader Modern Mambo Quintet

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, gui, cvs, tim, cga, v), Manuel "Manny" Duran (p, cvs), Carlos Duran (b), Edgar Rosales (mcs, cga), unidentified (cvs, v), Bayardo "Benny" Velarde (tim, bgo, cga, cwb)

a. 1505 Bei Mir Bist Du Schön - 3:07(Jacob Jacobs, Sholom Secunda, Saul Chaplin, Sammy Cahn)
Fantasy 78 10"531 — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy 45531-X — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy EP 7"4033 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy LP 10"3-18 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy LP 12"8019 — Latin For Dancers
Fantasy LP 12"3-221 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-274 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-274-2 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
b. 1506 Yesterdays - 3:23(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
Fantasy 78 10"531 — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy 45531-X — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy EP 7"4033 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy LP 10"3-18 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy LP 12"8019 — Latin For Dancers
Fantasy LP 12"3-221 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-274 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-274-2 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
c. 1508 Guarachi Guaro [aka Soul Sauce] - 2:55(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo)
Fantasy 78 10"533 — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy 45533-X — Cal Tjader Quintet
Original Jazz Classics 45OJC-18002
Fantasy EP 7"4039 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy LP 10"3-18 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy LP 12"3-221 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy LP 12"3-366 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA-F.599 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"F-8366 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4527 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-274 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy CDFCD-24736-2 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-274-2 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Saludos Amigos CD6403 — Afro-Cuban Jazz
Chrome Dreams CDCD8CD5056 — The 100 Best Jazz Tunes Of The 1950's
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Not Now Music CDNOT2CD363 — The Very Best Of Latin Jazz
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
d. 1509 For Heaven's Sake - 2:58(Elise Bretton, Don Meyer, Sherwin Edwards)
Fantasy 78 10"533 — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy 45533-X — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy EP 7"4039 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy LP 10"3-18 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy LP 12"8019 — Latin For Dancers
Fantasy LP 12"3-221 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-274 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-274-2 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
e. F-2504 Mamblues - 2:24(Cal Tjader)
Fantasy 78 10"538 — Cal Tjader Mambo Quintet
Fantasy 78 10"605
Fantasy 45538-X — Cal Tjader Mambo Quintet
Fantasy 45605-X
Jazzman 45JM.086
Fantasy EP 7"4038 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy (Japan) LP 12"LPM-23 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-202 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-326 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-366 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA-F.599 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"F-8366 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"F-2012 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-9424 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4527 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-271 — Mambo With Tjader
Wax Time LP 12"772089 — Demasiado Caliente
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-271-2 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy CDFCD-24736-2 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Saludos Amigos CD6403 — Afro-Cuban Jazz
Beat Goes Public CDCDBGPK 124 — The Best Of Latin Jazz
Victor (Japan) CDVICJ-41870 — Mambo With Tjader
Documents CD600092 — Latin Jazz: The Greatest Afro-Cuban & Nuyorican Sounds
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Cheesecake Records CDDTJ 8245 — Demasiado Caliente
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
f.   Midnight Sun - 3:53(Lionel Hampton, Johnny Mercer, Johnny Burke)
Fantasy EP 7"4038 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy (Japan) LP 12"LPM-23 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-202 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-326 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-2012 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-9424 — Mambo With Tjader
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-271 — Mambo With Tjader
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-271-2 — Mambo With Tjader
Victor (Japan) CDVICJ-41870 — Mambo With Tjader
Documents CD600092 — Latin Jazz: The Greatest Afro-Cuban & Nuyorican Sounds
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
g.   Sonny Boy - 2:32(Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson, Al Jolson)
Fantasy 78 10"538 — Cal Tjader Mambo Quintet
Fantasy 45538-X — Cal Tjader Mambo Quintet
Fantasy EP 7"4038 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy LP 12"F-8374 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy (Japan) LP 12"LPM-23 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-202 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-326 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-374 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"F-2012 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-9424 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4530 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-271 — Mambo With Tjader
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-271-2 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy CDFCD-24736-2 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Victor (Japan) CDVICJ-41870 — Mambo With Tjader
Documents CD600092 — Latin Jazz: The Greatest Afro-Cuban & Nuyorican Sounds
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
h.   Cherry - 3:20(Don Redman, Ray Gilbert)
Fantasy EP 7"4038 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy (Japan) LP 12"LPM-23 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"8019 — Latin For Dancers
Fantasy LP 12"3-202 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-326 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-2012 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-9424 — Mambo With Tjader
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-271 — Mambo With Tjader
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-271-2 — Mambo With Tjader
Victor (Japan) CDVICJ-41870 — Mambo With Tjader
Documents CD600092 — Latin Jazz: The Greatest Afro-Cuban & Nuyorican Sounds
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
i.   I'll Remember April - 3:17(Don Raye, Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston)
Fantasy EP 7"4039 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy (Japan) LP 12"LPM-23 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"8019 — Latin For Dancers
Fantasy LP 12"3-202 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-326 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-2012 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-9424 — Mambo With Tjader
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-271 — Mambo With Tjader
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-271-2 — Mambo With Tjader
Victor (Japan) CDVICJ-41870 — Mambo With Tjader
Documents CD600092 — Latin Jazz: The Greatest Afro-Cuban & Nuyorican Sounds
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
j.   This Can't Be Love - 3:03(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Fantasy EP 7"4039 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy (Japan) LP 12"LPM-23 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"8019 — Latin For Dancers
Fantasy LP 12"3-202 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-326 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-2012 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-9424 — Mambo With Tjader
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-271 — Mambo With Tjader
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-271-2 — Mambo With Tjader
Victor (Japan) CDVICJ-41870 — Mambo With Tjader
Documents CD600092 — Latin Jazz: The Greatest Afro-Cuban & Nuyorican Sounds
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
k.   Tenderly - 3:42(Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence)
Fantasy EP 7"4040 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy (Japan) LP 12"LPM-23 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-202 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-326 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-2012 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-9424 — Mambo With Tjader
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-271 — Mambo With Tjader
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-271-2 — Mambo With Tjader
Victor (Japan) CDVICJ-41870 — Mambo With Tjader
Documents CD600092 — Latin Jazz: The Greatest Afro-Cuban & Nuyorican Sounds
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
l.   Dearly Beloved - 3:56(Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer)
Fantasy EP 7"4040 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy (Japan) LP 12"LPM-23 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-202 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-326 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-2012 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-9424 — Mambo With Tjader
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-271 — Mambo With Tjader
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-271-2 — Mambo With Tjader
Victor (Japan) CDVICJ-41870 — Mambo With Tjader
Documents CD600092 — Latin Jazz: The Greatest Afro-Cuban & Nuyorican Sounds
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
m. FAN-45-1518 Chloe - 2:29(Gus Kahn, Charles N. Daniels [aka Neil Moret])
Fantasy 78 10"536 — Cal Tjader Mambo Quintet
Fantasy 45536-X — Cal Tjader Mambo Quintet
Fantasy EP 7"4033 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy (Japan) LP 12"LPM-23 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-202 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-326 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-2012 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-9424 — Mambo With Tjader
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-271 — Mambo With Tjader
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-271-2 — Mambo With Tjader
Victor (Japan) CDVICJ-41870 — Mambo With Tjader
Documents CD600092 — Latin Jazz: The Greatest Afro-Cuban & Nuyorican Sounds
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
n. FAN-45-1519 Lucero - 3:12(Cal Tjader)
Fantasy 78 10"536 — Cal Tjader Mambo Quintet
Fantasy 45536-X — Cal Tjader Mambo Quintet
Fantasy EP 7"4033 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy (Japan) LP 12"LPM-23 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-202 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-326 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-366 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA-F.599 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"F-8366 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"F-2012 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-9424 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4527 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-271 — Mambo With Tjader
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-271-2 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy CDFCD-24736-2 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Victor (Japan) CDVICJ-41870 — Mambo With Tjader
Documents CD600092 — Latin Jazz: The Greatest Afro-Cuban & Nuyorican Sounds
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
o.   Bye Bye Blues - 2:55(Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown, Chauncey Gray)
Fantasy EP 7"4040 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy (Japan) LP 12"LPM-23 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-202 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-326 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-2012 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-9424 — Mambo With Tjader
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-271 — Mambo With Tjader
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-271-2 — Mambo With Tjader
Victor (Japan) CDVICJ-41870 — Mambo With Tjader
Documents CD600092 — Latin Jazz: The Greatest Afro-Cuban & Nuyorican Sounds
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
p.   Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes] - 2:48(Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
Fantasy EP 7"4040 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy (Japan) LP 12"LPM-23 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"8019 — Latin For Dancers
Fantasy LP 12"3-202 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-326 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-2012 — Mambo With Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-9424 — Mambo With Tjader
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-271 — Mambo With Tjader
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-271-2 — Mambo With Tjader
Victor (Japan) CDVICJ-41870 — Mambo With Tjader
Documents CD600092 — Latin Jazz: The Greatest Afro-Cuban & Nuyorican Sounds
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
q.   Just Squeeze Me - 3:43(Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines)
Fantasy LP 12"8019 — Latin For Dancers

Cal Tjader (gui) on p, (cvs) on j, o, (tim) on h, (cga) on e, (v) on c, g, m; Edgar Rosales (mcs) on a, (cga) on b-q; Manuel "Manny" Duran (cvs) on a; unidentified (cvs) on g, m, (v) on c, g, m; Bayardo "Benny" Velarde (tim) on b-g, j, m-o, (bgo) on f, h-i, k-l, p-q, (cga) on a, (cwb) on l.

Vocals and claves on c, g, & m may have been overdubbed.
a, b, d, h, i, j, p, q were released in true stereo on Fantasy 12" LP 8019 Latin For Dancers, along with the four stereo tracks from the September 11, 1954 session. This rare LP is the only issue of track q. On the Original Jazz Classics issues only a, b, and d are stereo. Whether or not the whole session was recorded in stereo is not known, but I doubt this - if there had been a stereo tape of Tjader's greatest hit of the time, Guarachi Guaro, Fantasy would have used it.
Fantasy 8019 misidentifies q as Squeeze Me by Fats Waller and Clarence Williams. c. spelled Wachi Wara or otherwise on several issues, e.g. Fantasy 533-X. The master number were assigned for the 45 rpm issues.


 

Date: December 4, 1954
Location: Marines Memorial Theater, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Tjader Plays Tjazz

Cal Tjader (ldr), Robert "Bob" Collins (tb), Eddie Duran (g), Al McKibbon (b), Cal Tjader (d)

a.   I've Never Been In Love Before - 2:33(Frank Loesser)
Fantasy EP 7"4050 — Tjader Plays Tjazz
Fantasy LP 12"FS 654 — Fantasy Records Hi-Fi Sampler
b.   How About You? - 3:04(Burton Lane, Ralph Freed)
Fantasy EP 7"4049 — Tjader Plays Tjazz
c.   My One And Only Love - 2:47(Guy Wood, Robert Mellin)
Fantasy EP 7"4049 — Tjader Plays Tjazz
d.   I'll Know - 2:59(Frank Loesser)
Fantasy EP 7"4050 — Tjader Plays Tjazz
Prestige CDPRCD-24193-2 — The Jazz Giants Play Frank Loesser: Heart And Soul
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"3-211 — Tjader Plays Tjazz, Volume 1
Fantasy LP 12"3-278 — Tjader Plays Tjazz, Volume 1
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-988-2 — Tjader Plays Tjazz, Volume 1
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Avid Jazz CDAMSC 1318 — Cal Tjader - Four Classic Albums

The Tom Lord discography states that Bob Collins is "aka Robert LaMont" in the personnel listing for that session, but I could not confirm this.


 

Date: June 6, 1955
Location: Little Theater, Berkeley, California
Label: Fantasy
Tjader Plays Tjazz

Cal Tjader (ldr), Brew Moore (ts), Cal Tjader (vib), Sonny Clark (p), Eugene Wright (b), Bobby White (d)

a.   Moten Swing - 4:02(Benny Moten, Buster Moten)
b.   There Will Never Be Another You - 5:04(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
c.   Jeepers Creepers - 3:17(Harry Warren, Johnny Mercer)
Fantasy EP 7"4050 — Tjader Plays Tjazz
d.   A Minor Goof - 3:56(Brew Moore)
Fantasy EP 7"4050 — Tjader Plays Tjazz
e.   Imagination - 3:18(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
Fantasy EP 7"4049 — Tjader Plays Tjazz
f.   Brew's Blues - 3:29(Brew Moore)
Fantasy EP 7"4049 — Tjader Plays Tjazz
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"3-211 — Tjader Plays Tjazz, Volume 1
Fantasy LP 12"3-278 — Tjader Plays Tjazz, Volume 1
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-988-2 — Tjader Plays Tjazz, Volume 1
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Avid Jazz CDAMSC 1318 — Cal Tjader - Four Classic Albums

 

Date: August 28, 1955
Location: University of California, Berkeley, California
Label: Fantasy

Brew Moore, Cal Tjader (ldr), Brew Moore (ts), Robert "Bob" Collins (tb), Cal Tjader (vib), Eddie Duran (g), Vince Guaraldi (p), Dean Reilly (b), Bobby White (d)

a.   Due's Blues - 7:10(Luis Dumaine)
Fantasy LP 12"3-264 — Brew Moore
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-049 — Brew Moore
Fresh Sound CDFSRCD 705 — West Coast Brew: Brew Moore Quartet & Quintet Sessions 1955-1958
b.   Fools Rush In - 4:22(Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer)
Fantasy LP 12"3-222 — The Brew Moore Quintet
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-100 — The Brew Moore Quintet
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-100-2 — The Brew Moore Quintet
Fresh Sound CDFSRCD 705 — West Coast Brew: Brew Moore Quartet & Quintet Sessions 1955-1958
c.   unknown titles
unissued

Robert "Bob" Collins (tb) on c; Eddie Duran (g) on b-c.

Solos:
a - Dean Reilly (b); Brew Moore (ts); Cal Tjader (vib)
b - Brew Moore (ts)

Fantasy LP 3-264 gives August 28, 1955 for Due's Blues. Newspaper articles in the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle confirm this recording date and the personnel of a Cal Tjader Septet with trombonist Bob Collins – who performed on unreleased tracks – , Moore, and White plus the Vince Guaraldi Trio (Guaraldi, Duran, and Reilly). Fools Rush In was recorded at this concert according to information from Reilly; Ralph J. Gleason mentions this in passing in his liner notes, although the personnel credits of Fantasy LP 3-222 do not list the different line-up for this track, leading many previous discographers to assume it was from the Brew Moore sessions of November 1957. The Tom Lord Discography says August, 1958 for similar reasons, which is just as incorrect.
Other titles recorded remain unissued. Another track, Journey’s End, is attributed to this session in the Bruyninckx and Lord discographies, but aural comparison reveals it is identical to Land’s End from the January 20, 1957 Cal Tjader session at The Blackhawk.


 

Date: November 11, 1955
Location: New York City
Label: Fantasy
Ritmo Caliente

Cal Tjader (ldr), Jerome Richardson (f), Manuel "Manny" Duran (p), Al McKibbon (b), Cal Tjader (tim), Armando Peraza (bgo, cga), Rafael "Luis" Miranda (cga)

a.   Cubano Chant part 1 - 2:13(Ray Bryant)
Fantasy LP 12"3-366 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA-F.599 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"F-8366 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4527 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Beat Goes Public LP 12"BGP 1003 — Cal's Pals
Fantasy CDFCD-24736-2 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Saludos Amigos CD6403 — Afro-Cuban Jazz
b.   Lamento De Hodi - 3:00(Jerome Richardson)
c.   Buhuto (Nañigo 6/8) - 1:35(Al McKibbon, Armando Peraza)
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"3-216 — Ritmo Caliente
Vocalion LP 12"LAE 556 — Ritmo Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"8077 — Ritmo Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"F-8384 — Ritmo Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"F-24712 — Los Ritmos Calientes
Fantasy CDFCD-24712-2 — Los Ritmos Calientes
Victor (Japan) CDVICJ-23133 — Los Ritmos Calientes
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962

Armando Peraza (bgo) on a-b, (cga) on c.

Luis Miranda was not credited for this session. It looks like these tracks were recorded when the 10“ LP Fantasy 3-17 Cal Tjader Plays Afro-Cuban was to be reissued on 12“ LP and there was not enough music – this session almost re-unites the personnel of the March 6, 1954 session (with Luis Miranda added and a different pianist). Cubano Chant obviously was recorded at two sessions and spliced together, the second part probably is from the February 21, 1956 session (the total performance runs 6:17).


 

Date: February 21, 1956
Location: Marines Memorial Theater, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Cal Tjader Quintet /Tjader Plays Mambo

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Manuel "Manny" Duran (p), Carlos Duran (b), Bayardo "Benny" Velarde (tim), Rafael "Luis" Miranda (cga)

a.   Cubano Chant part 2 - 4:07(Ray Bryant)
Fantasy LP 12"3-216 — Ritmo Caliente
Vocalion LP 12"LAE 556 — Ritmo Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"3-366 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"8077 — Ritmo Caliente
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA-F.599 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"F-8366 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"F-8384 — Ritmo Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"F-24712 — Los Ritmos Calientes
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4527 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Beat Goes Public LP 12"BGP 1003 — Cal's Pals
Fantasy CDFCD-24736-2 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy CDFCD-24712-2 — Los Ritmos Calientes
Victor (Japan) CDVICJ-23133 — Los Ritmos Calientes
Saludos Amigos CD6403 — Afro-Cuban Jazz
b.   Out Of Nowhere - 3:04(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman)
Fantasy EP 7"4061 — Cal Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy EP 7"F-1607 — Cal Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy LP 12"3-221 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-274 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-274-2 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Frémaux & Associés CDFA5648 — Cuba In America 1939-1962
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
c.   The Lady Is A Tramp - 2:55(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Fantasy EP 7"4061 — Cal Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy EP 7"F-1607 — Cal Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy LP 12"3-221 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-274 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-274-2 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
d.   Have You Met Miss Jones? - 3:06(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Fantasy EP 7"4061 — Cal Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy EP 7"F-1607 — Cal Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy LP 12"3-221 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-274 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-274-2 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
e.   East Of The Sun - 3:05(Brooks Bowman)
Fantasy EP 7"4061 — Cal Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy EP 7"F-1607 — Cal Tjader Plays Mambo
Fantasy LP 12"3-221 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-274 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-274-2 — Tjader Plays Mambo
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
f.   I Want To Be Happy - 3:22(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach)
Fantasy LP 12"3-232 — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy LP 12"8085 — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy LP 12"F-24730 — Black Orchid
Fantasy CDFCD-24730-2 — Black Orchid
g.   The Nearness Of You - 3:58(Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington)
Fantasy LP 12"3-232 — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy LP 12"8085 — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy LP 12"F-24730 — Black Orchid
Fantasy CDFCD-24730-2 — Black Orchid
h.   Pete Kelly's Blues - 3:52(Ray Heindorf, Sammy Cahn)
Fantasy LP 12"3-232 — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy LP 12"8085 — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy LP 12"F-24730 — Black Orchid
Fantasy CDFCD-24730-2 — Black Orchid
Fantasy CDFANCD 2006-2 — Vibraphone Jazz
i.   A Minor Goof - 3:56(Brew Moore)
Fantasy LP 12"3-232 — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy LP 12"8085 — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy LP 12"F-24730 — Black Orchid
Fantasy CDFCD-24730-2 — Black Orchid
j.   Undecided - 3:23(Charlie Shavers, Sydney Robin)
Fantasy LP 12"3-232 — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy LP 12"8085 — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy LP 12"F-24730 — Black Orchid
Fantasy CDFCD-24730-2 — Black Orchid
k.   Philadelphia Mambo - 3:24(Tito Puente)
Fantasy LP 12"3-232 — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy LP 12"8085 — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy LP 12"F-24730 — Black Orchid
Fantasy CDFCD-24730-2 — Black Orchid
l.   Flamingo - 4:15(Ted Grouya, Edmund Anderson)
Fantasy LP 12"3-232 — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy LP 12"8085 — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy LP 12"F-24730 — Black Orchid
Fantasy CDFCD-24730-2 — Black Orchid
m.   Stompin' At The Savoy - 4:04(Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb, Benny Goodman)
Fantasy LP 12"3-232 — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy LP 12"8085 — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy LP 12"F-24730 — Black Orchid
Fantasy CDFCD-24730-2 — Black Orchid
n.   Laura - 3:23(David Raksin, Johnny Mercer)
Fantasy LP 12"3-232 — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy LP 12"8085 — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy LP 12"F-24730 — Black Orchid
Fantasy CDFCD-24730-2 — Black Orchid
o.   Lullaby Of Birdland - 4:02(George Shearing)
Fantasy LP 12"3-232 — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy LP 12"8085 — Cal Tjader Quintet
Fantasy LP 12"F-24730 — Black Orchid
Fantasy CDFCD-24730-2 — Black Orchid
All titles on: Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962

Cubano Chant obviously was recorded at two sessions and spliced together, the first part is from the November 11, 1955 session (the total performance runs 6:17). Benny Velarde told Duncan Reid the tune was recorded at this session.


 

Date: May 24, 1956
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California
Label: Fantasy
Cal Tjader Quartet

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Gerald Wiggins (p), Eugene Wright (b), Bill Douglas (d)

a.   Battle Hymn Of The Republic - 3:28(William Steffe, Julia Ward Howe)
Fantasy 45565-X — Cal Tjader Quartet
Jazztone LP 12"1277 — Cal Tjader Quartet / Red Norvo Trio - Delightfully Light
b.   It Never Entered My Mind - 3:38(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
c.   A Light Groove - 5:11(Gerald Wiggins)
d.   The Night We Called It A Day - 3:06(Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
e.   Fancy Bea - 4:16(Eugene Wright)
f.   A Fifth For Frank - 4:50(Cal Tjader, Gerald Wiggins)
g.   For All We Know - 4:43(Sam M. Lewis, J. Fred Coots)
Jazztone LP 12"1277 — Cal Tjader Quartet / Red Norvo Trio - Delightfully Light
h.   Miss Wiggins - 5:57(Eugene Wright)
i.   Love Is Here To Stay - 5:26(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"3-227 — Cal Tjader Quartet
Fantasy LP 12"3-307 — Cal Tjader Quartet
Fantasy LP 12"8063 — Cal Tjader Quartet
Fantasy LP 12"8083 — Cal Tjader Quartet
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-950-2 — Cal Tjader Quartet
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend

This was supposed to be the first of two or three sessions with different rhythm sections for a sequel to Tjader Plays Tjazz, but the session got along so well they decided to record a whole album. Mono and stereo issues of this album had different covers.


 

Date: late May 1956
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California
Label: Fantasy
Latin Kick

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, cvs, tim), Manuel "Manny" Duran (p), Carlos Duran (b), Bayardo "Benny" Velarde (tim, bgo, cwb), Rafael "Luis" Miranda (cga)

a.   Invitation - 4:13(Paul Francis Webster, Bronislau Kaper)
Fantasy LP 12"F-8374 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-374 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4530 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy CDFCD-24736-2 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
b.   September Song - 3:00(Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson)
Fantasy EP 7"4068 — Cal Tjader's Latin Kick
Karusell (Sweden) EP 7"KSEP 3070 — Cal Tjader's Latin Kick
c.   I Love Paris - 5:52(Cole Porter)
Prestige CDPRCD-24203-2 — Night & Day : The Jazz Giants play Cole Porter
d.   Tropicville - 3:14(Cal Tjader)
Saludos Amigos CD6403 — Afro-Cuban Jazz
e.   Moonlight In Vermont - 2:58(Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn)
Fantasy EP 7"4068 — Cal Tjader's Latin Kick
Karusell (Sweden) EP 7"KSEP 3070 — Cal Tjader's Latin Kick
f.   Manuel's Mambo - 3:17(Manuel Duran)
Fantasy EP 7"4068 — Cal Tjader's Latin Kick
Karusell (Sweden) EP 7"KSEP 3070 — Cal Tjader's Latin Kick
Saludos Amigos CD6403 — Afro-Cuban Jazz
g.   All The Things You Are - 4:10(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"3-250 — Cal Tjader's Latin Kick
Fantasy LP 12"8033 — Cal Tjader's Latin Kick
Fantasy LP 12"F-8425 — Cal Tjader's Latin Kick
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-642-2 — Cal Tjader's Latin Kick
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD228 — Cal Tjader - Three Classic Albums
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962

Cal Tjader (cvs) on b, (tim) on c; Bayardo "Benny" Velarde (tim) on c-d, f-g, (bgo) on a-c, e, (cwb) on a, c.

Most sources give „late 1956“ as recording date for this session, but interviews with Luis Miranda and Benny Velarde and Duncan Reid's research of the band's touring schedule point to late May.
On I Love Paris Velarde plays timbales only during the theme sections when Tjader plays vibes, and bongos or cowbell during the remainder of the piece. During the last two tracks of the session, only the cymbal of the timbales set is audible.


 

Date: late May 1956
Location: Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Fantasy
Cal Tjader's Latin Kick

Cal Tjader (ldr), Brew Moore (ts), Manuel "Manny" Duran (p), Carlos Duran (b), Cal Tjader (tim), Bayardo "Benny" Velarde (bgo, cwb), Rafael "Luis" Miranda (cga)

a.   Lover, Come Back To Me - 3:43(Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
b.   Will You Still Be Mine - 3:28(Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
c.   Bye Bye Blues - 3:37(Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown, Chauncey Gray)
d.   Blues From Havana - 3:05(Cal Tjader)
Fantasy EP 7"4068 — Cal Tjader's Latin Kick
Karusell (Sweden) EP 7"KSEP 3070 — Cal Tjader's Latin Kick
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"3-250 — Cal Tjader's Latin Kick
Fantasy LP 12"8033 — Cal Tjader's Latin Kick
Fantasy LP 12"F-8425 — Cal Tjader's Latin Kick
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-642-2 — Cal Tjader's Latin Kick
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD228 — Cal Tjader - Three Classic Albums
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962

Bayardo "Benny" Velarde (cwb) on a-c.

Most sources give „late 1956“ as recording date for this session, but interviews with Luis Miranda and Benny Velarde and Duncan Reid's research of the band's touring schedule point to late May.


 

Date: September or October 1956
Location: The Macumba, San Francisco, California

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, tim, bgo, cga, cwb), Vince Guaraldi (p), Eugene Wright (b), Al Torre (d, tim, bgo, cwb), Luis Kant (bgo, cga)

a.   The Lady Is A Tramp - 4:53(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
b.   Guarachi Guaro [aka Soul Sauce] - 9:24(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo)
c.   Bill B. - 14:20(Cal Tjader)
d.   Mambo At The "M" - 9:58(Luis Kant)
e.   For Heaven's Sake - 3:06(Elise Bretton, Don Meyer, Sherwin Edwards)
f.   Mamblues - 5:46(Cal Tjader)
g.   Bill B. - 9:09(Cal Tjader)
h.   Guarachi Guaro [aka Soul Sauce] - 8:05(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo)
i.   Philadelphia Mambo - 10:12(Tito Puente)
j.   Lullaby Of Birdland - 6:43(George Shearing)
k.   For Heaven's Sake - 3:45(Elise Bretton, Don Meyer, Sherwin Edwards)
l.   Philadelphia Mambo - 8:16(Tito Puente)
All titles on: Acrobat CDADDCD 3084 — Live At Club Macumba, San Francisco, 1956

Al Torre (d) on c, g, (tim) on a-b, d, f, h-j, l, (bgo) on e, k, (cwb) on i; Cal Tjader (tim) on i, (bgo) on a, (cga) on a, (cwb) on a-b, d, f, h-i, l; Luis Kant (bgo) on a, (cga) on a-b, d-f, h-l.

The timings for several of these tracks include conversations and playing before and after the tunes are actually performed.
This edition of the Tjader Quintet played at the Club Macumba September 3-16 and October 2-28, 1956, the recordings were most likely made at this occasion. Jesse Cooley was the drummer at the beginning of this engagement but had to quit after a few nights due to some family emergency.
There is a short percussion workout with a second conga/bongo player before the end theme of track a. - since it overlaps with vibes playing, and timbales are heard continuously it must be Cal Tjader and Luis Kant, both on congas and bongos, with Kant playing the last bongo passage as Tjader starts playing vibes.
Al Torre reported he played bongos, too, on live performances, being taught by Tjader and Kant. He is heard on both takes of For Heaven's Sake on that instrument. After listening to these recordings Al Torre said he played accompaniment only, so the timbale solo in the longer take of Philadelphia Mambo must be by Cal Tjader. The moment when Tjader switches to timbales after his vibes solo and back after the conga solo is audible, Torre picks up a hand-held cowbell.


 

Date: November 1956
Location: San Francisco
Label: Fantasy
Introducing Gus Mancuso

Gus Mancuso (ldr), Gus Mancuso (bhn), Eddie Duran (g), Eugene Wright (b), Cal Tjader (d)

a.   Ev'ry Time - 3:41(Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin)
b.   By The Way - 3:49(Victor Young, Channing Pollock)
c.   How Do You Like Your Eggs In The Morning? - 3:48(Sammy Cahn, Nicholas Brodszky)
d.   Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - 3:17(Cole Porter)
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"3-233 — Introducing Gus Mancuso
Vogue LP 12"LAE 12069 — Introducing Gus Mancuso
Fresh Sound LP 12"150125 — Introducing Gus Mancuso
Fantasy CDFCD-24762-2 — Gus Mancuso & Special Friends

 

Date: November 1956
Location: San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Introducing Gus Mancuso

Gus Mancuso (ldr), Richie Kamuca (ts), Gus Mancuso (bhn), Vince Guaraldi (p), Eugene Wright (b), Cal Tjader (d)

a.   Brother Aintz - 5:27(Gus Mancuso)
b.   And Baby Makes Three - 4:22(Patricia Tjader)
c.   A Hatful Of Dandruff - 5:31(Vince Guaraldi)
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"3-233 — Introducing Gus Mancuso
Vogue LP 12"LAE 12069 — Introducing Gus Mancuso
Fresh Sound LP 12"150125 — Introducing Gus Mancuso
Fantasy CDFCD-24762-2 — Gus Mancuso & Special Friends

 

Date: January 20, 1957
Location: The Blackhawk, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Jazz At The Blackhawk

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Vince Guaraldi (p), Eugene Wright (b), Al Torre (d)

a.   Bill B. - 6:50(Cal Tjader)
Crown LP 12"CLP 5288 — Dave Brubeck Quartet / Paul Desmond Quartet / Cal Tjader
Crown LP 12"CST 288 — Dave Brubeck Quartet / Paul Desmond Quartet / Cal Tjader
P-Vine CDPCD-20193 — Dave Brubeck Quartet / Paul Desmond Quartet / Cal Tjader
b.   Land's End - 4:03(Patricia Tjader)
Fantasy EP 7"4069 — Jazz At The Blackhawk
Crown LP 12"CLP 5056 — Jazz Confidential
Modern LP 12"MST 827 — Jazz Confidential
c.   I'll Remember April - 6:10(Don Raye, Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston)
d.   Blues In The Night - 4:40(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
Jazztone LP 12"1277 — Cal Tjader Quartet / Red Norvo Trio - Delightfully Light
e.   Thinking Of You, MJQ - 3:39(Vince Guaraldi)
Fantasy EP 7"4069 — Jazz At The Blackhawk
Jazztone LP 12"1277 — Cal Tjader Quartet / Red Norvo Trio - Delightfully Light
f.   I've Never Been In Love Before - 3:35(Frank Loesser)
Fantasy EP 7"4069 — Jazz At The Blackhawk
g.   Two For Blues Suite - 5:15(Eugene Wright)
h.   When The Sun Comes Out - 4:50(Ted Koehler, Harold Arlen)
i.   Lover, Come Back To Me - 4:30(Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
Fantasy EP 7"4069 — Jazz At The Blackhawk
Jazztone LP 12"1277 — Cal Tjader Quartet / Red Norvo Trio - Delightfully Light
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"3-241 — Jazz At The Blackhawk
Fantasy LP 12"8096 — Jazz At The Blackhawk
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-436 — Jazz At The Blackhawk
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-436-2 — Jazz At The Blackhawk

a. mistitled Jazz Latino on Crown issues; b. mistitled Journey’s End on Crown and Modern issues.


 

Date: February 11, 1957     10:30
Location: TV Studio, Los Angeles, California
Stars of Jazz TV Show # 32

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Vince Guaraldi (p), Eugene Wright (b), Al Torre (d, tim), Luis Kant (cga)

a.   Lover, Come Back To Me - 3:21(Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
b.   The Night We Called It A Day - 2:41(Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
c.   Bernie's Tune [aka Bobby Sox] - 3:12(Bernie Miller, Bobby Lehman)
d.   Jammin' - 2:07(Cal Tjader)
All titles on: Calliope LP 12"CAL 3011 — Sessions, Live: Cal Tjader, Chico Hamilton

Al Torre (d) on a-b, d, (tim) on c; Luis Kant (cga) on c-d.


 

Date: April 10, 1957
Location: Fantasy Studios, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Cal Tjader

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Vince Guaraldi (p), Eugene Wright (b), Al Torre (d)

a.   Line For Lyons - 4:29(Gerry Mulligan)
b.   Summertime - 11:08(George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
c.   Bess, You Is My Woman Now(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
d.   Strawberry Woman(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"3-253 — Cal Tjader
Fantasy CDFCD-24771-2 — Our Blues

b, c, d performed as medley.


 

Date: April 11, 1957
Location: Fantasy Studios, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Cal Tjader

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Vince Guaraldi (p), Eugene Wright (b), Al Torre (d)

a.   And Baby Makes Three - 4:22(Patricia Tjader)
  Fantasy LP 12"3-253 — Cal Tjader
Fantasy CDFCD-24771-2 — Our Blues

 

Date: April 15, 1957
Location: Fantasy Studios, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Cal Tjader

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Vince Guaraldi (p), Eugene Wright (b), Al Torre (d)

a.   Our Blues - 4:37(Patricia Tjader, Shirley Guaraldi)
b.   That's All - 4:10(Bob Haymes, Alan Brandt)
c.   When Lights Are Low - 4:28(Benny Carter, Spencer Williams)
d.   Lover Man - 7:53(Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
e.   Willow Weep For Me(Ann Ronell)
f.   'Round Midnight(Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"3-253 — Cal Tjader
Fantasy CDFCD-24771-2 — Our Blues

d, e, f performed as medley.


 

Date: late June 1957
Location: Universal Studios, Hollywood, California

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Vince Guaraldi (p), Eugene Wright (b), Al Torre (tim), Luis Kant (cga)

a.   I've Waited So Long(Jerry Lordan)
unissued  

The Tjader Quintet recorded this track for a short sequence for the film The Big Beat. Jeri Southern sings the same tune earlier in the film with piano accompaniment.


 

Date: late June 1957
Location: Universal Studios, Hollywood, California

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Vince Guaraldi (p), Eugene Wright (b), Al Torre (tim), Luis Kant (cga)

a.   Tumbao - 2:00(Cal Tjader)
unissued  

Recorded for the short film Salute To Song, probably on the same day as the previous session. The film had a total running time of 14 minutes, the Tjader track ran short of two minutes.


 

Date: September 10, 1957
Location: Fantasy Studios, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Vince Guaraldi (p), Eugene Wright (b), Bayardo "Benny" Velarde (tim), Armando Peraza (bgo, cwb), Luis Kant (cga)

a.   As I Love You - 2:15(Ray Evans, Jay Livingston)
Fantasy 78 10"540
Fantasy 45540-X
b.   I've Waited So Long - 2:07(Jerry Lordan)
Fantasy 78 10"540
Fantasy 45540-X
Fantasy LP 12"3-289 — Tjader Goes Latin
Fantasy LP 12"8030 — Tjader Goes Latin
Fantasy LP 12"F-24730 — Black Orchid
Fantasy CDFCD-24730-2 — Black Orchid
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Cheesecake Records CDDTJ 8245 — Demasiado Caliente
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Calle Mayor CDVM1151 — Cal Tjader - Vintage Music Collection 292
c.   Mambo At The "M" - 4:39(Luis Kant)
Fantasy LP 12"3-289 — Tjader Goes Latin
Fantasy LP 12"8030 — Tjader Goes Latin
Fantasy LP 12"F-24730 — Black Orchid
Fantasy CDFCD-24730-2 — Black Orchid
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Cheesecake Records CDDTJ 8245 — Demasiado Caliente
Frémaux & Associés CDFA5648 — Cuba In America 1939-1962
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Calle Mayor CDVM1151 — Cal Tjader - Vintage Music Collection 292
d.   Tumbao - 3:10(Cal Tjader)
Fantasy LP 12"3-262 — Mas Ritmo Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"8003 — Mas Ritmo Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"F-24712 — Los Ritmos Calientes
Fantasy CDFCD-24712-2 — Los Ritmos Calientes
Victor (Japan) CDVICJ-23133 — Los Ritmos Calientes

d. is listed on Fantasy FCD-24712-2 as recorded in November 1957; a.-c. are listed in the Bruyninckx and Lord discographies as recorded on September 10, 1957, but these four tracks clearly were recorded at the same session.The band's touring schedule makes the September date more likely.
Some issues and discographies list drummer Al Torre for this session, but he denied having participated, and there is no jazz drum set audible – he reported he doubled on timbales in live appearances, but never during recording sessions. Armando Peraza is not credited for playing but seems a plausible choice as a bongo and cencerro player, as congas, bongos, timbales, and vibes are all heard at the same time, the playing style could well be his, and he was a member of Tjader’s band during the tour.


 

Date: October 11, 1957
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Label: Fantasy
Mas Ritmo Caliente

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, cga, w), Vince Guaraldi (p), Al McKibbon (b), Armando "Cuco" Sanchez (tim), Armando Peraza (bgo), Luis Kant (cga)

a.   Armando's Hideaway - 2:32(Armando Peraza)
b.   Cuco On Timbales - 1:40(Cal Tjader)
c.   Ritmo Rumba - 0:55(Armando Peraza)
d.   Big Noise From Winnetka - 4:15(Ray Bauduc, Bob Crosby, Bob Haggart, Gil Rodin)
e.   Poinciana Cha Cha - 3:58(Buddy Bernier, Nat Simon)
f.   Ritmo Africano - 1:37(Armando Peraza)
Fantasy LP 12"F-8374 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-374 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4530 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy CDFCD-24736-2 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"3-262 — Mas Ritmo Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"8003 — Mas Ritmo Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"F-24712 — Los Ritmos Calientes
Fantasy CDFCD-24712-2 — Los Ritmos Calientes
Victor (Japan) CDVICJ-23133 — Los Ritmos Calientes

Cal Tjader (cga) on f, (w) on d.


 

Date: November 20, 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Fantasy
Mas Ritmo Caliente

Cal Tjader (ldr), Gerald Sanfino (f, as), José "Chombo" Silva (ts), Cal Tjader (vib), Vince Guaraldi (p), Bobby Rodriguez (b), Luis Kant (gui, cwb), Willie Bobo [William Correa] (tim), Armando Peraza (bgo), Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (cga)

a.   Perdido - 7:01(Juan Tizol, Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder)
Beat Goes Public LP 12"BGP 1003 — Cal's Pals
b.   Mongorama - 6:20(Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria)
Rhino CDR2 75689 — Sklin On Skin: The Mongo Santamaria Anthology (1958-1995)
c.   Perfidia Cha Cha - 8:12(Alberto Dominguez)
Not Now Music CDNOT3CD196 — Feelin' The Vibe!
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"3-262 — Mas Ritmo Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"8003 — Mas Ritmo Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"F-24712 — Los Ritmos Calientes
Fantasy CDFCD-24712-2 — Los Ritmos Calientes
Victor (Japan) CDVICJ-23133 — Los Ritmos Calientes

 

Date: February 8, 1958
Location: Marines Memorial Auditorium, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet

Cal Tjader (ldr), Stan Getz (ts), Cal Tjader (vib), Eddie Duran (g), Vince Guaraldi (p), Scott LaFaro (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a.   Ginza - 10:57(Vince Guaraldi)
Fantasy LP 12"3-266 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Fantasy LP 12"8005 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA 557 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Fantasy LP 12"F-8348 — Stan Getz with Cal Tjader
Prestige LP 12"PR-24019 — Getz
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-275 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-275-2 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Saludos Amigos CD6403 — Afro-Cuban Jazz
Original Jazz Classics CD0888072326903 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Prestige CDPRCD-24019-2 — Getz
Universal (Japan) CDUCCO 9757 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Original Jazz Classics CDOJC-32690-25 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD279 — Stan Getz - Eight Classic Albums
Lasting Impression Music CDLIM UHD 061 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Documents CD600304 — Stan Getz - Milestones of a Legend
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Avid Jazz CDAMSC 1234 — Stan Getz: Four Classic Albums
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
Fantasy SACDFASA-3266-6 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
b. F-2214ed Ginza - 2:02(Vince Guaraldi)
Fantasy 45566-X — Stan Getz - Cal Tjader
Karusell (Sweden) 45KSEP 3186 — Stan Getz - Cal Tjader
c. ed Ginza - 4:55(Vince Guaraldi)
Fantasy LP 12"3-366 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA-F.599 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"F-8366 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4527 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Beat Goes Public LP 12"BGP 1003 — Cal's Pals
Fantasy CDFCD-24736-2 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
d.   I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face - 3:59(Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner)
Fantasy LP 12"3-266 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Fantasy LP 12"8005 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA 557 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Fantasy LP 12"F-8348 — Stan Getz with Cal Tjader
Prestige LP 12"PR-24019 — Getz
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-275 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-275-2 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Original Jazz Classics CD0888072326903 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Prestige CDPRCD-24019-2 — Getz
Universal (Japan) CDUCCO 9757 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Original Jazz Classics CDOJC-32690-25 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD279 — Stan Getz - Eight Classic Albums
Lasting Impression Music CDLIM UHD 061 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Documents CD600304 — Stan Getz - Milestones of a Legend
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Avid Jazz CDAMSC 1234 — Stan Getz: Four Classic Albums
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
Fantasy SACDFASA-3266-6 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
e.   For All We Know - 5:45(Sam M. Lewis, J. Fred Coots)
Fantasy LP 12"3-266 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Fantasy LP 12"8005 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA 557 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Fantasy LP 12"F-8348 — Stan Getz with Cal Tjader
Prestige LP 12"PR-24019 — Getz
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-275 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-275-2 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Original Jazz Classics CD0888072326903 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Prestige CDPRCD-24019-2 — Getz
Universal (Japan) CDUCCO 9757 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Original Jazz Classics CDOJC-32690-25 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD279 — Stan Getz - Eight Classic Albums
Lasting Impression Music CDLIM UHD 061 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Documents CD600304 — Stan Getz - Milestones of a Legend
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Avid Jazz CDAMSC 1234 — Stan Getz: Four Classic Albums
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
Fantasy SACDFASA-3266-6 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
f. F-2213ed For All We Know - 2:36(Sam M. Lewis, J. Fred Coots)
Fantasy 45566-X — Stan Getz - Cal Tjader
Karusell (Sweden) 45KSEP 3186 — Stan Getz - Cal Tjader
g.   Crow's Nest - 8:18(Cal Tjader)
Fantasy LP 12"3-266 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Fantasy LP 12"8005 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA 557 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Fantasy LP 12"F-8348 — Stan Getz with Cal Tjader
Prestige LP 12"PR-24019 — Getz
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-275 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-275-2 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Original Jazz Classics CD0888072326903 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Prestige CDPRCD-24019-2 — Getz
Universal (Japan) CDUCCO 9757 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Original Jazz Classics CDOJC-32690-25 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD279 — Stan Getz - Eight Classic Albums
Lasting Impression Music CDLIM UHD 061 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Documents CD600304 — Stan Getz - Milestones of a Legend
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Avid Jazz CDAMSC 1234 — Stan Getz: Four Classic Albums
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
Fantasy SACDFASA-3266-6 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
h.   Liz Anne - 3:47(Cal Tjader)
Fantasy LP 12"3-266 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Fantasy LP 12"8005 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA 557 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Fantasy LP 12"F-8348 — Stan Getz with Cal Tjader
Prestige LP 12"PR-24019 — Getz
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-275 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-275-2 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Original Jazz Classics CD0888072326903 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Prestige CDPRCD-24019-2 — Getz
Universal (Japan) CDUCCO 9757 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Original Jazz Classics CDOJC-32690-25 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD279 — Stan Getz - Eight Classic Albums
Lasting Impression Music CDLIM UHD 061 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Documents CD600304 — Stan Getz - Milestones of a Legend
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Avid Jazz CDAMSC 1234 — Stan Getz: Four Classic Albums
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
Fantasy SACDFASA-3266-6 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
i.   Big Bear - 4:33(Cal Tjader)
Fantasy LP 12"3-266 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Fantasy LP 12"8005 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA 557 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Fantasy LP 12"F-8348 — Stan Getz with Cal Tjader
Prestige LP 12"PR-24019 — Getz
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-275 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-275-2 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Original Jazz Classics CD0888072326903 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Prestige CDPRCD-24019-2 — Getz
Universal (Japan) CDUCCO 9757 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Original Jazz Classics CDOJC-32690-25 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD279 — Stan Getz - Eight Classic Albums
Lasting Impression Music CDLIM UHD 061 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Documents CD600304 — Stan Getz - Milestones of a Legend
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Avid Jazz CDAMSC 1234 — Stan Getz: Four Classic Albums
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
Fantasy SACDFASA-3266-6 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
j.   My Buddy - 5:14(Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
Fantasy LP 12"3-266 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Fantasy LP 12"8005 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA 557 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Fantasy LP 12"F-8348 — Stan Getz with Cal Tjader
Prestige LP 12"PR-24019 — Getz
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-275 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-275-2 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Original Jazz Classics CD0888072326903 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Prestige CDPRCD-24019-2 — Getz
Universal (Japan) CDUCCO 9757 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Original Jazz Classics CDOJC-32690-25 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD279 — Stan Getz - Eight Classic Albums
Lasting Impression Music CDLIM UHD 061 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet
Documents CD600304 — Stan Getz - Milestones of a Legend
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Avid Jazz CDAMSC 1234 — Stan Getz: Four Classic Albums
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
Fantasy SACDFASA-3266-6 — Cal Tjader - Stan Getz Sextet

"Ginza" titled "Ginza Samba" on all issues - the original title was used on Guaraldi's first recording of his tune with the Ron Crotty Trio on August 4, 1955 for Fantasy LP 3-213 Modern Music from San Francisco .
The edited versions stem from tracks a & e, respectively. The Karusel EP may have different edits.
Later re-pressings of the 12" LP Fantasy 3-266 and 8005 issues used a different cover design with Stan Getz as the leader.


 

Date: probably late April, 1958
Location: Hollywood, California
Hot Car Girl

Cal Tjader (con)

a.   unknown titles arr: Buddy Bregman, Cal Tjader
unissued  

On April 11, 1958 Cal Tjader signed a contract for a jazz soundtrack for the movie Hot Car Girl; the music was orchestrated by Buddy Bregman, Tjader did not appear on screen but conducted a studio group, the personnel is unknown.


 

Date: June 30, 1958     09:00
Location: TV Studio, Los Angeles, California
Stars of Jazz TV Show # 105

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Vince Guaraldi (p), Al McKibbon (b), Willie Bobo [William Correa] (d, tim), Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (cga)

a.   Crow's Nest - 3:44(Cal Tjader)
b.   Liz Anne - 3:22(Cal Tjader)
c.   Tumbao - 3:15(Cal Tjader)
All titles on: Calliope LP 12"CAL 3002 — Sessions, Live: Cal Tjader, Chris Connor and Paul Togawa
Vantage LP 12"NLP 5007 — Kamuca Feldman Tjader
SS Jazz CDXQAM-1619 — Deep In A Dream - Scott LaFaro Live in 1958

Willie Bobo [William Correa] (d) on a-b, (tim) on c; Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (cga) on c.

b. misspelled "Leazon" on the Calliope LP, which mistakenly credits Scott LaFaro and Billy Higgins on bass and drums.
The Japanese SS Jazz release uses the incorrect personnel credits of the Calliope issue and mistitles track c "Tumbaro".


 

Date: late August, 1958
Location: San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Latin For Lovers

Cal Tjader (ldr), Paul Horn (f), Cal Tjader (vib), Vince Guaraldi (p), Al McKibbon (b), Willie Bobo [William Correa] (gui, bgo), Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (cga), Boris Blinder, Harry Moulin (vn), Francis Wiener (vl), Eugene Winkler (vc), Albert White (con)

a.   I Should Care - 2:33(Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Jack Weeks
b.   Spring Is Here - 2:35(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Jack Weeks
c.   Time Was [aka Duerme] - 2:58(Miguel Prado, Gabriel Luna, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell) / arr: Jack Weeks
d.   Star Eyes - 3:14(Don Raye, Gene DePaul) / arr: Jack Weeks
e.   Stella By Starlight - 3:15(Victor Young, Ned Washington) / arr: Jack Weeks
f.   Alone Together - 4:28(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) / arr: Jack Weeks
g.   Ode To A Beat Generation - 2:19(Lenny Bruce, Jack Weeks) / arr: Jack Weeks
h.   Skylark - 2:36(Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Jack Weeks
i.   Martha - 3:07(Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria) / arr: Jack Weeks
j.   Quizás, Quizás, Quizás - 3:50(Osvaldo Farrés) / arr: Jack Weeks
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"3-279 — Latin For Lovers
Fantasy LP 12"8016 — Latin For Lovers
Fantasy CDFCD-24742-2 — Sentimental Moods
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD228 — Cal Tjader - Three Classic Albums

Willie Bobo [William Correa] (gui) on j.

Track g. mistitled "One For Margo" on Fantasy 3-279, Fantasy 8016.


 

Date: September 1958
Location: The Blackhawk, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Cal Tjader's Latin Concert

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, cwb), Vince Guaraldi (p), Al McKibbon (b), Willie Bobo [William Correa] (tim), Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (bgo, cga)

a.   Viva Cepeda - 3:40(Cal Tjader)
Fantasy LP 12"F-8374 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-271 — San Francisco Moods
Fantasy LP 12"8017 — San Francisco Moods
Fantasy LP 12"3-374 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4530 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy CDFCD-24736-2 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy CDFCD-24742-2 — Sentimental Moods
Saludos Amigos CD6403 — Afro-Cuban Jazz
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Avid Jazz CDAMSC 1318 — Cal Tjader - Four Classic Albums
b.   Mood For Milt - 3:13(Cal Tjader)
c.   The Continental - 3:40(Herb Magidson, Con Conrad)
d.   Lucero - 4:26(Cal Tjader)
e.   Tu Crees Que? - 4:47(Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria)
f.   Mi Guaguanco - 4:43(Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria)
g.   Cubano Chant - 4:04(Ray Bryant)
Fantasy 45565-X — Cal Tjader Quartet
h.   A Young Love - 9:24(Cal Tjader)
i.   Theme - 0:54(Cal Tjader)
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"3-275 — Cal Tjader's Latin Concert
Fantasy LP 12"8014 — Cal Tjader's Latin Concert
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-643-2 — Cal Tjader's Latin Concert
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD228 — Cal Tjader - Three Classic Albums

Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (bgo) on e; Cal Tjader (cwb) on c-e, g-h.

a. was also used as part of the suite "San Francisco Moods" recorded at the next Cal Tjader sessions in late September or early October, 1958.


 

Date: late September or early October, 1958
Location: San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
San Francisco Moods

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, p), Eddie Duran (g), John Mosher, Jack Weeks (b), John Markham (d)

a.   Running Out - 3:22(Cal Tjader)
b.   Raccoon Strait - 2:24(Cal Tjader)
c.   The Last Luff - 3:39(Cal Tjader)
d.   S.S. Groove - 4:37(John Mosher)
e.   Coit Tower - 1:35(Cal Tjader)
f.   Triple T Blues - 5:58(Cal Tjader)
g.   Union Square - 4:20(John Markham)
h.   Skyline Waltz - 3:43(John Mosher)
i.   The Grant Avenue Suite - 7:29(Jack Weeks)
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"3-271 — San Francisco Moods
Fantasy LP 12"8017 — San Francisco Moods
Fantasy CDFCD-24742-2 — Sentimental Moods
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Avid Jazz CDAMSC 1318 — Cal Tjader - Four Classic Albums

Cal Tjader (vib) on b, d, g-i, (p) on a, c-f, i; John Mosher (b) on a-h; Jack Weeks (b) on i.

Track d. as "Sigmund Stern Groove" on all issues.
This album may have been recorded at several sessions.


 

Date: October 4, 1958
Location: Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, California
Label: Monterey Jazz Festival Records

Cal Tjader (ldr), Buddy DeFranco (cl), Cal Tjader (vib), Vince Guaraldi (p), Al McKibbon (b), Willie Bobo [William Correa] (d, tim), Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (cga)

a.   Introduction by Jimmy Lyons - 1:19
b.   Summertime - 13:48(George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
c.   Now's The Time - 14:15(Charlie Parker)
d.   Cubano Chant - 3:49(Ray Bryant)
e.   Tumbao - 4:47(Cal Tjader)
All titles on: Monterey Jazz Festival Records CD0888072307018 — The Best Of Cal Tjader: Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-1980
Monterey Jazz Festival Records CDMJFR-30701-25 — The Best Of Cal Tjader: Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival, 1958-1980
Monterey Jazz Festival Records CDUCCO-1059 — The Best Of Cal Tjader: Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-1980

Buddy DeFranco (cl) on a-c; Willie Bobo [William Correa] (d) on a-c, (tim) on d-e; Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (cga) on d-e.


 

Date: December 1958
Location: The Blackhawk, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
A Night At The Blackhawk

Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria, Cal Tjader (ldr), José "Chombo" Silva (ts), Cal Tjader (vib, cwb), Vince Guaraldi (p), Al McKibbon (b), Willie Bobo [William Correa] (d, tim), Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (bgo, cga)

a.   Stompin' At The Savoy - 5:16(Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb, Benny Goodman)
Fantasy LP 12"3-283 — A Night At The Blackhawk
Fantasy LP 12"8026 — A Night At The Blackhawk
Fantasy CDFCD-24755-2 — Black Hawk Nights
b.   I Hadn't Anyone Till You - 8:01(Ray Noble)
Fantasy LP 12"3-283 — A Night At The Blackhawk
Fantasy LP 12"8026 — A Night At The Blackhawk
Fantasy CDFCD-24755-2 — Black Hawk Nights
c.   Bill B. - 12:02(Cal Tjader)
Fantasy LP 12"3-283 — A Night At The Blackhawk
Fantasy LP 12"8026 — A Night At The Blackhawk
Fantasy CDFCD-24755-2 — Black Hawk Nights
d.   Blue And Sentimental - 2:55(Count Basie, Jerry Livingston, Mack David)
Fantasy LP 12"3-283 — A Night At The Blackhawk
Fantasy LP 12"8026 — A Night At The Blackhawk
Fantasy CDFCD-24755-2 — Black Hawk Nights
e.   I Love Paris - 4:29(Cole Porter)
Fantasy LP 12"3-283 — A Night At The Blackhawk
Fantasy LP 12"8026 — A Night At The Blackhawk
Fantasy CDFCD-24755-2 — Black Hawk Nights
f.   A Night In Tunisia - 9:07(Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
Fantasy LP 12"3-283 — A Night At The Blackhawk
Fantasy LP 12"8026 — A Night At The Blackhawk
Fantasy LP 12"8079 — Latino Con Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-24732 — Latino!
Documents CD600423 — Jazz Vibes - Milestones of Legends
Fantasy CDFCD-24732-2 — Latino!
Fantasy CDFCD-24755-2 — Black Hawk Nights
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
g.   The Lady Is A Tramp - 4:32(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Fantasy LP 12"3-289 — Tjader Goes Latin
Fantasy LP 12"8030 — Tjader Goes Latin
Fantasy LP 12"F-24730 — Black Orchid
Fantasy CDFCD-24730-2 — Black Orchid
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Cheesecake Records CDDTJ 8245 — Demasiado Caliente
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Calle Mayor CDVM1151 — Cal Tjader - Vintage Music Collection 292
h.   Guajira At The Blackhawk - 5:20(Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria)
Fantasy LP 12"3-289 — Tjader Goes Latin
Fantasy LP 12"8030 — Tjader Goes Latin
Fantasy LP 12"F-24730 — Black Orchid
Fantasy CDFCD-24730-2 — Black Orchid
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Cheesecake Records CDDTJ 8245 — Demasiado Caliente
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Calle Mayor CDVM1151 — Cal Tjader - Vintage Music Collection 292
i.   Mazacote - 10:33(Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria)
Fantasy LP 12"3-291 — Mongo!
Fantasy LP 12"8032 — Mongo!
Fantasy LP 12"F-8373 — Mongo's Greatest Hits
Prestige LP 12"P-24018 — Afro Roots
Prestige CDPCD-24018-2 — Afro Roots
Fantasy CDFCD-24735-2 — Mongo's Greatest Hits

Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (ldr) on i, (bgo) on e, i, (cga) on a, e-i; Cal Tjader (ldr) on a-h, (vib) on a-c, e-i, (cwb) on a, e-f; Willie Bobo [William Correa] (d) on b-d, (tim) on a, e-i.

Mazacote was issued under Mongo Santamaria's name (it is an extended feature for his conga and bongo soloing), but all details support it was recorded at this Cal Tjader Blackhawk session


 

Date: December 1958
Location: San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Tjader Goes Latin

Cal Tjader (ldr), José "Chombo" Silva (ts), Cal Tjader (vib), Vince Guaraldi (p), Al McKibbon (b), Willie Bobo [William Correa] (tim, bgo, cga), Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (bgo, cga)

a.   Close Your Eyes - 3:11(Bernice Petkere)
Calle Mayor CDVM1151 — Cal Tjader - Vintage Music Collection 292
b.   Contigo - 2:40(Pedro Flores)
Calle Mayor CDVM1151 — Cal Tjader - Vintage Music Collection 292
c.   Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe - 3:44(E. Y. Harburg, Harold Arlen)
d.   Out Of Nowhere - 3:26(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman)
Calle Mayor CDVM1151 — Cal Tjader - Vintage Music Collection 292
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"3-289 — Tjader Goes Latin
Fantasy LP 12"8030 — Tjader Goes Latin
Fantasy LP 12"F-24730 — Black Orchid
Fantasy CDFCD-24730-2 — Black Orchid
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Cheesecake Records CDDTJ 8245 — Demasiado Caliente
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend

Cal Tjader (vib) on a, d; Willie Bobo [William Correa] (tim) on a, (bgo) on a, (cga) on b-d; Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (bgo) on b-d, (cga) on a.

This session was a ballad feature for tenor saxophonist José "Chombo" Silva, with Tjader playing only a few chords on two tracks. On the first track, Bobo played bongos except for some sections when he switched to the cha-cha-cha cowbell of his timbales set. On the other tracks he played congas and Santamaria switched to bongos.


 

Date: April 20, 1959
Location: Sunset School Auditorium, Carmel, California
Label: Fantasy
Concert By The Sea

Cal Tjader (ldr), Paul Horn (f, af, as), Cal Tjader (vib, cwb), Lonnie Hewitt (p), Al McKibbon (b), Willie Bobo [William Correa] (d, tim), Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (bgo, cga)

a.   Doxy - 8:47(Sonny Rollins)
Fantasy LP 12"3-295 — Concert by the Sea
Fantasy LP 12"8038 — Concert by the Sea
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA 568 — Concert By The Sea
Prestige LP 12"P-24026 — Monterey Concerts
Prestige CDPCD-24026-2 — Monterey Concerts
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Avid Jazz CDAMSC 1318 — Cal Tjader - Four Classic Albums
b. ed Doxy - 7:15(Sonny Rollins)
Fantasy LP 12"3-366 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA-F.599 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"F-8366 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4527 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy CDFCD-24736-2 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
c. 1894ed Doxie pt.1 - 3:43(Sonny Rollins)
Fantasy 78 10"547 — Cal Tjader Quartet
Fantasy 45547-X — Cal Tjader Quartet
d. 1895ed Doxie pt.2 - 2:42(Sonny Rollins)
Fantasy 78 10"547 — Cal Tjader Quartet
Fantasy 45547-X — Cal Tjader Quartet
e. F-2503ed Doxie - 3:24(Sonny Rollins)
Fantasy 78 10"605
Fantasy 45605-X
f.   Afro Blue - 6:32(Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria)
Fantasy LP 12"3-295 — Concert by the Sea
Fantasy LP 12"8038 — Concert by the Sea
Fantasy LP 12"8079 — Latino Con Cal Tjader
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA 568 — Concert By The Sea
America LP 12"30AM 6081 — Jazz At Monterey
Prestige LP 12"P-24026 — Monterey Concerts
Fantasy LP 12"F-24732 — Latino!
Documents CD600423 — Jazz Vibes - Milestones of Legends
Fantasy CDFCD-24732-2 — Latino!
Prestige CDPCD-24026-2 — Monterey Concerts
Saludos Amigos CD6403 — Afro-Cuban Jazz
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Not Now Music CDNOT3CD104 — Essential Latin
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Not Now Music CDNOT3CD196 — Feelin' The Vibe!
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Avid Jazz CDAMSC 1318 — Cal Tjader - Four Classic Albums
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
g. ed Afro Blue - 3:37(Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria)
Fantasy LP 12"3-366 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA-F.599 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"F-8366 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4527 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy CDFCD-24736-2 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
h.   Laura - 5:19(David Raksin, Johnny Mercer)
Fantasy LP 12"3-295 — Concert by the Sea
Fantasy LP 12"8038 — Concert by the Sea
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA 568 — Concert By The Sea
America LP 12"30AM 6081 — Jazz At Monterey
Prestige LP 12"P-24026 — Monterey Concerts
Prestige CDPCD-24026-2 — Monterey Concerts
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Avid Jazz CDAMSC 1318 — Cal Tjader - Four Classic Albums
i.   Walkin' With Wally - 10:04(Lonnie Hewitt)
Fantasy LP 12"3-295 — Concert by the Sea
Fantasy LP 12"8038 — Concert by the Sea
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA 568 — Concert By The Sea
Prestige LP 12"P-24026 — Monterey Concerts
Prestige CDPCD-24026-2 — Monterey Concerts
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Avid Jazz CDAMSC 1318 — Cal Tjader - Four Classic Albums
j.   We'll Be Together Again - 5:10(Carl Fischer, Frankie Laine)
Fantasy LP 12"3-295 — Concert by the Sea
Fantasy LP 12"8038 — Concert by the Sea
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA 568 — Concert By The Sea
America LP 12"30AM 6081 — Jazz At Monterey
Prestige LP 12"P-24026 — Monterey Concerts
Prestige CDPCD-24026-2 — Monterey Concerts
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Avid Jazz CDAMSC 1318 — Cal Tjader - Four Classic Albums
k.   'Round Midnight - 6:11(Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
Fantasy LP 12"3-295 — Concert by the Sea
Fantasy LP 12"8038 — Concert by the Sea
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA 568 — Concert By The Sea
America LP 12"30AM 6081 — Jazz At Monterey
Prestige LP 12"P-24026 — Monterey Concerts
Prestige CDPCD-24026-2 — Monterey Concerts
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Avid Jazz CDAMSC 1318 — Cal Tjader - Four Classic Albums
l.   Love Me Or Leave Me - 5:55(Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson)
Fantasy LP 12"3-341 — Concert by the Sea Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"8098 — Concert by the Sea Vol. 2
America LP 12"30AM 6081 — Jazz At Monterey
Prestige LP 12"P-24026 — Monterey Concerts
Prestige CDPCD-24026-2 — Monterey Concerts
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Avid Jazz CDAMSC 1318 — Cal Tjader - Four Classic Albums
m.   Tu Crees Que? - 5:26(Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria)
Fantasy LP 12"3-341 — Concert by the Sea Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"8098 — Concert by the Sea Vol. 2
Prestige LP 12"P-24026 — Monterey Concerts
Prestige CDPCD-24026-2 — Monterey Concerts
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Avid Jazz CDAMSC 1318 — Cal Tjader - Four Classic Albums
n.   S.S. Groove - 5:17(John Mosher)
Fantasy LP 12"3-341 — Concert by the Sea Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"8098 — Concert by the Sea Vol. 2
Prestige LP 12"P-24026 — Monterey Concerts
Prestige CDPCD-24026-2 — Monterey Concerts
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Avid Jazz CDAMSC 1318 — Cal Tjader - Four Classic Albums
o.   A Night In Tunisia - 6:53(Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
Fantasy LP 12"F-8374 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-341 — Concert by the Sea Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"8098 — Concert by the Sea Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-374 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
America LP 12"30AM 6081 — Jazz At Monterey
Prestige LP 12"P-24026 — Monterey Concerts
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4530 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy CDFCD-24736-2 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Prestige CDPCD-24026-2 — Monterey Concerts
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Avid Jazz CDAMSC 1318 — Cal Tjader - Four Classic Albums
p.   Bess, You Is My Woman Now - 4:09(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
Fantasy LP 12"3-341 — Concert by the Sea Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"8098 — Concert by the Sea Vol. 2
America LP 12"30AM 6081 — Jazz At Monterey
Prestige LP 12"P-24026 — Monterey Concerts
Prestige CDPCD-24026-2 — Monterey Concerts
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Avid Jazz CDAMSC 1318 — Cal Tjader - Four Classic Albums
q.   Lover, Come Back To Me - 3:12(Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
Fantasy LP 12"3-341 — Concert by the Sea Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"8098 — Concert by the Sea Vol. 2
America LP 12"30AM 6081 — Jazz At Monterey
Prestige LP 12"P-24026 — Monterey Concerts
Prestige CDPCD-24026-2 — Monterey Concerts
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Avid Jazz CDAMSC 1318 — Cal Tjader - Four Classic Albums
r.   Tumbao - 4:56(Cal Tjader)
Fantasy LP 12"3-341 — Concert by the Sea Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"8098 — Concert by the Sea Vol. 2
Prestige LP 12"P-24026 — Monterey Concerts
Prestige CDPCD-24026-2 — Monterey Concerts
Saludos Amigos CD6403 — Afro-Cuban Jazz
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Avid Jazz CDAMSC 1318 — Cal Tjader - Four Classic Albums

Paul Horn (f) on f-g, m, o, (af) on j, (as) on h-i; Willie Bobo [William Correa] (d) on a-l, n, p, (tim) on m, o, q-r; Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (bgo) on m, (cga) on f-g, m, o, q-r; Cal Tjader (cwb) on f-g, o.

The original performance order is not known; Tjader usually played a set or two of straightahead jazz before calling the conga drummer on stage. b.-d. were edited from a.. On b. only the bass solo is edited out. f. was edited from e. by fading out at 3:37. b. is listed as "Doxie pt. 1 & 2" on the LP issues of Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, although it is a different edit. Another different edit was made for a 1965 single release on Fantasy 605.
This concert was a „Jazz Festival Preview“ to promote the 2nd Monterey Jazz Festival scheduled for September, 1959 but was not recorded at Monterey, as the title of one reissue, Monterey Concerts, suggests.


 

Date: probably summer 1959
Location: probably Los Angeles, California
Label: Fantasy
Tjader Goes Latin

Cal Tjader (ldr), Paul Horn (f), Lonnie Hewitt, Cal Tjader (vib, p), Al McKibbon (b), unknown (gui), Willie Bobo [William Correa] (tim, bgo), Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (bgo, cga)

a.   Mi China - 2:15(Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria)
Fantasy LP 12"3-289 — Tjader Goes Latin
Fantasy LP 12"F-24730 — Black Orchid
Fantasy CDFCD-24730-2 — Black Orchid
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Cheesecake Records CDDTJ 8245 — Demasiado Caliente
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Calle Mayor CDVM1151 — Cal Tjader - Vintage Music Collection 292
b.   Bonita - 2:28(Lonnie Hewitt)
Fantasy LP 12"F-8374 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-289 — Tjader Goes Latin
Fantasy LP 12"8030 — Tjader Goes Latin
Fantasy LP 12"3-374 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"F-24730 — Black Orchid
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4530 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy CDFCD-24736-2 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy CDFCD-24730-2 — Black Orchid
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Cheesecake Records CDDTJ 8245 — Demasiado Caliente
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Calle Mayor CDVM1151 — Cal Tjader - Vintage Music Collection 292
c.   Black Orchid - 3:23(Cal Tjader)
Fantasy LP 12"3-289 — Tjader Goes Latin
Fantasy LP 12"8030 — Tjader Goes Latin
Fantasy LP 12"3-366 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA-F.599 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"F-8366 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"F-24730 — Black Orchid
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4527 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy CDFCD-24736-2 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy CDFCD-24730-2 — Black Orchid
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Cheesecake Records CDDTJ 8245 — Demasiado Caliente
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
d. F-1856ed Black Orchid - 2:33(Cal Tjader)
Fantasy 78 10"544
Fantasy 45544-X
e. F-1858 Afro Blue - 2:34(Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria)
Fantasy 78 10"544
Fantasy 45544-X

Paul Horn (f) on a, c-e; Lonnie Hewitt (vib) on c-d, (p) on a-b, e; Cal Tjader (vib) on a-b, e, (p) on c-d; unknown (gui) on a; Willie Bobo [William Correa] (tim) on a, c-e, (bgo) on b; Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (bgo) on c-d, (cga) on a-b, e.

d. was edited from c. by simply fading out.
This studio version of "Afro Blue" is a complete, unedited take, but was never used again by Fantasy - all issues requiring a shorter version have the live version (recorded April 20, 1959) faded out at the beginning of the conga solo.
Poncho Sanchez reported that Tjader and Hewitt switched instruments on Black Orchid.


 

Date: November 1959
Location: Playboy Mansion, Hollywood
Label: Fantasy

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Lonnie Hewitt (p), Eddie Coleman (b), Willie Bobo [William Correa] (tim), Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (cga)

a.   Cubano Chant - 2:17(Ray Bryant)
b.   Poinciana Cha Cha - 1:50(Buddy Bernier, Nat Simon)
c.   Doxy - 2:05(Sonny Rollins)
All titles unissued.  

TV Show 'Playboy's Penthouse' (Season 1 - Episode 6) in 1959. Introduction by Hugh Hefner. Aired January 3, 1960. https://youtu.be/f83BGt-LUV4 - the Tjader part starts after 1:07:50


 

Date: February 15, 1960
Location: Sacramento City College, Sacramento, California
Label: Fantasy
Concert On The Campus

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Lonnie Hewitt (p), Eddie Coleman (b), Willie Bobo [William Correa] (d, tim), Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (cga)

a.   S.S. Groove - 4:47(John Mosher)
Fantasy CDFCD-24771-2 — Our Blues
b.   Goodbye - 4:28(Gordon Jenkins)
Fantasy CDFCD-24771-2 — Our Blues
c.   Moment In Madrid - 5:33(Cal Tjader)
Fantasy CDFCD-24771-2 — Our Blues
d.   Rezo - 5:55(Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria)
Fantasy LP 12"8079 — Latino Con Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-24732 — Latino!
Documents CD600423 — Jazz Vibes - Milestones of Legends
Fantasy CDFCD-24732-2 — Latino!
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
e.   Love For Sale - 4:48(Cole Porter)
Fantasy CDFCD-24771-2 — Our Blues
f.   Then I'll Be Tired Of You - 4:52(Arthur Schwartz, E. Y. Harburg)
Fantasy CDFCD-24771-2 — Our Blues
g.   Theme For Duke - 2:53(Cal Tjader)
Fantasy CDFCD-24771-2 — Our Blues
h.   Cuban Fantasy - 6:40(Ray Bryant)
Fantasy LP 12"8079 — Latino Con Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-24732 — Latino!
Documents CD600423 — Jazz Vibes - Milestones of Legends
Fantasy CDFCD-24732-2 — Latino!
Fantasy CDFCD-24771-2 — Our Blues
Saludos Amigos CD6403 — Afro-Cuban Jazz
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"3-299 — Concert On The Campus
Fantasy LP 12"8044 — Concert On The Campus
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend

Willie Bobo [William Correa] (d) on a-c, e-g, (tim) on d, h; Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (cga) on d, h.


 

Date: Spring or early summer, 1960
Location: Los Angeles, California
Label: Fantasy
Cal Tjader with the Eddie Cano Big Band / Demasiado Caliente

Cal Tjader (ldr), Anthony Terran (t), Modesto Briseno (f, as), Cal Tjader (vib), Eddie Cano (p), Al McKibbon (b), Willie Bobo [William Correa] (tim), Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (cga)

a.   Key Largo - 3:33(Benny Carter, Karl Suessdorf, Leah Worth) / arr: Eddie Cano
b.   Bludan - 3:02(Eddie Cano) / arr: Eddie Cano
c.   Chispita - 3:33(Eddie Cano) / arr: Eddie Cano
d.   Cal's Pals - 3:34(Eddie Cano) / arr: Eddie Cano
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"3-309 — Demasiado Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"8053 — Demasiado Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"F-24732 — Latino!
Wax Time LP 12"772089 — Demasiado Caliente
Fantasy CDFCD-24732-2 — Latino!
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Cheesecake Records CDDTJ 8245 — Demasiado Caliente
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962

The personnel of this session is an all-star rhythm section with the horns of the Eddie Cano Big Band (trumpets, trombones, saxophones); other players were not identified.


 

Date: May 27, 1960
Location: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California
Label: Fantasy
Concerts In The Sun

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, cwb), Lonnie Hewitt (p), Eddie Coleman (b), Willie Bobo [William Correa] (d, tim), Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (cga)

a.   Walkin' With Wally - 7:14(Lonnie Hewitt)
b.   My Romance - 5:09(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
c.   S.S. Groove - 5:28(John Mosher)
d.   Day In, Day Out - 4:54(Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer)
All titles on: Fantasy CDFCD-9688-2 — Concerts In The Sun

Cal Tjader (vib) on a, c-d, (cwb) on d; Willie Bobo [William Correa] (d) on a-c, (tim) on d; Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (cga) on d.


 

Date: June 1, 1960
Location: Los Angeles, California
Label: Fantasy
Cal Tjader Plays The Harold Arlen Songbook

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Buddy Motsinger (p), Al McKibbon (b), Willie Bobo [William Correa] (d)

a.   Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea - 3:03(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
b.   Ill Wind - 4:22(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
c.   When The Sun Comes Out - 2:39(Ted Koehler, Harold Arlen)
d.   Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe - 3:22(E. Y. Harburg, Harold Arlen)
e.   I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues - 3:40(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
f.   Come Rain Or Come Shine - 3:49(Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen)
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"3-330 — Cal Tjader Plays The Harold Arlen Songbook
Fantasy LP 12"8072 — Cal Tjader Plays The Harold Arlen Songbook
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-285 — Cal Tjader Plays The Harold Arlen Songbook
Fantasy CDFCD-24775-2 — Cal Tjader Plays Harold Arlen & West Side Story
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend

 

Date: June 2, 1960
Location: Los Angeles, California
Label: Fantasy
Cal Tjader Plays The Harold Arlen Songbook

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Buddy Motsinger (p), Red Mitchell (b), Johnny Rae (d), unknown (str, hrp)

a.   Over The Rainbow - 3:48(Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: Clare Fischer
b.   Out Of This World - 2:50(Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen) / arr: Clare Fischer
c.   Last Night When We Were Young - 3:06(Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: Clare Fischer
d.   Blues In The Night - 3:25(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Clare Fischer
e.   The Man That Got Away - 3:58(Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Clare Fischer
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"3-330 — Cal Tjader Plays The Harold Arlen Songbook
Fantasy LP 12"8072 — Cal Tjader Plays The Harold Arlen Songbook
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-285 — Cal Tjader Plays The Harold Arlen Songbook
Fantasy CDFCD-24775-2 — Cal Tjader Plays Harold Arlen & West Side Story
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend

 

Date: September 1960
Location: The Blackhawk, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Live And Direct

Cal Tjader (ldr), José "Rolando" Lozano (f), Cal Tjader (vib, cwb), Lonnie Hewitt (p), Victor Venegas (b), Willie Bobo [William Correa] (d, tim), Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (bgo, cga)

a.   Autumn Leaves [aka Les Feuilles Mortes] - 8:31(Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer)
Fantasy LP 12"3-315 — Live And Direct
Fantasy LP 12"8059 — Live And Direct
Fantasy CDFCD-24755-2 — Black Hawk Nights
b.   My Romance - 5:05(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Fantasy LP 12"3-315 — Live And Direct
Fantasy LP 12"8059 — Live And Direct
Fantasy CDFCD-24755-2 — Black Hawk Nights
c.   Theme From "The Bad And The Beautiful" - 3:40(David Raksin, Dory Langdon Previn)
Fantasy LP 12"3-315 — Live And Direct
Fantasy LP 12"8059 — Live And Direct
Fantasy CDFCD-24755-2 — Black Hawk Nights
d.   You Stepped Out Of A Dream - 5:22(Gus Kahn, Nacio Herb Brown)
Fantasy LP 12"3-315 — Live And Direct
Fantasy LP 12"8059 — Live And Direct
Fantasy CDFCD-24755-2 — Black Hawk Nights
e.   Raccoon Strait - 6:12(Cal Tjader)
Fantasy LP 12"3-315 — Live And Direct
Fantasy LP 12"8059 — Live And Direct
Fantasy CDFCD-24755-2 — Black Hawk Nights
f.   Mambo Terrífico - 4:16(José Lozano)
Fantasy LP 12"F-8374 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"8079 — Latino Con Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-315 — Live And Direct
Fantasy LP 12"8059 — Live And Direct
Fantasy LP 12"3-374 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"F-24732 — Latino!
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4530 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Documents CD600423 — Jazz Vibes - Milestones of Legends
Fantasy CDFCD-24736-2 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy CDFCD-24732-2 — Latino!
Saludos Amigos CD6403 — Afro-Cuban Jazz
Fantasy CDFCD-24755-2 — Black Hawk Nights
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
g. F-2118ed Mambo Terrífico - 2:58(José Lozano)
Fantasy 45562-X — Cal Tjader Sextet
h.   Manila - 4:44(Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria)
Fantasy LP 12"3-309 — Demasiado Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"8053 — Demasiado Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"F-24732 — Latino!
Wax Time LP 12"772089 — Demasiado Caliente
Fantasy CDFCD-24732-2 — Latino!
Saludos Amigos CD6403 — Afro-Cuban Jazz
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Cheesecake Records CDDTJ 8245 — Demasiado Caliente
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
i.   The Continental - 4:40(Herb Magidson, Con Conrad)
Fantasy LP 12"8079 — Latino Con Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"3-315 — Live And Direct
Fantasy LP 12"8059 — Live And Direct
Fantasy LP 12"F-24732 — Latino!
Documents CD600423 — Jazz Vibes - Milestones of Legends
Fantasy CDFCD-24732-2 — Latino!
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
j. F-2117ed The Continental - 3:18(Herb Magidson, Con Conrad)
Fantasy 45562-X — Cal Tjader Sextet
k.   Tumbao - 6:43(Cal Tjader)
Fantasy LP 12"F-8374 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-309 — Demasiado Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"8053 — Demasiado Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"3-374 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"F-24732 — Latino!
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4530 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Wax Time LP 12"772089 — Demasiado Caliente
Fantasy CDFCD-24736-2 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy CDFCD-24732-2 — Latino!
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Cheesecake Records CDDTJ 8245 — Demasiado Caliente
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
l.   September Song - 3:35(Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson)
Fantasy LP 12"3-309 — Demasiado Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"8053 — Demasiado Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"F-24732 — Latino!
Wax Time LP 12"772089 — Demasiado Caliente
Fantasy CDFCD-24732-2 — Latino!
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Cheesecake Records CDDTJ 8245 — Demasiado Caliente
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
m.   Para Ti - 3:20(Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria)
Fantasy LP 12"3-309 — Demasiado Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"8053 — Demasiado Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"F-24732 — Latino!
Wax Time LP 12"772089 — Demasiado Caliente
Fantasy CDFCD-24732-2 — Latino!
Saludos Amigos CD6403 — Afro-Cuban Jazz
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Cheesecake Records CDDTJ 8245 — Demasiado Caliente
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962
n.   Mamblues - 4:36(Cal Tjader)
Fantasy LP 12"3-309 — Demasiado Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"8053 — Demasiado Caliente
Fantasy LP 12"F-24732 — Latino!
Wax Time LP 12"772089 — Demasiado Caliente
Fantasy CDFCD-24732-2 — Latino!
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD277 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums
Cheesecake Records CDDTJ 8245 — Demasiado Caliente
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
Enlightenment CDEN 4CD9135 — The Classic Fantasy Collection: 1953-1962

José "Rolando" Lozano (f) on f-j, m; Cal Tjader (vib) on a, c-n, (cwb) on m; Willie Bobo [William Correa] (d) on a-e, (tim) on f-n; Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (bgo) on l, (cga) on f-n.

Fantasy FCD-24755-2 dates a. - g. in 1959, but according to Eddie Coleman’s recollections Venegas did not join before the summer of 1960 – Coleman was with the band before him, from October 1959. Fantasy FCD-24732-2 dates h. - l. in 1960. According to the band's touring schedule, September 1960 seems probable.


 

Date: October 7, 1960
Location: Waikiki Shell, Honolulu, Hawaii
Label: Fantasy
Concerts In The Sun

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Lonnie Hewitt (p), Victor Venegas (b), Willie Bobo [William Correa] (d, tim), Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (cga)

a.   Love For Sale - 5:10(Cole Porter)
b.   Goodbye - 4:39(Gordon Jenkins)
c.   Raccoon Strait - 5:59(Cal Tjader)
d.   Cubano Chant - 4:26(Ray Bryant)
e.   Afro Blue - 5:03(Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria)
f.   Tumbao - 5:43(Cal Tjader)
All titles on: Fantasy CDFCD-9688-2 — Concerts In The Sun

Willie Bobo [William Correa] (d) on a-c, (tim) on d-f; Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (cga) on d-f.


 

Date: October 18, 1960
Location: Los Angeles, California
Label: Fantasy
West Side Story

Cal Tjader (ldr), Paul Horn (f), James Decker, Vincent D'Rosa, Richard Perissi (frh), George Roberts (btb), Red Callender (tu), Cal Tjader (vib), Clare Fischer (p, cel, con), Lonnie Hewitt (p), Red Mitchell, Victor Venegas (b), Willie Bobo [William Correa] (d, tim, bgo), Shelly Manne (d), Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (cga), Milton Holland (per), Robert Barene, Herman Clebanoff, Leonard Malarsky, Amerigo Marino, Jack L. Pepper, Marshall Sosson, Henry Sugar, Gerald Vinci (vn), Alvin Dinkin, Virginia Majewski (vl), Victor Gottlieb (vc), Catherine Gotthoffer (hrp)

a.   Prologue - 7:42(Leonard Bernstein) / arr: Clare Fischer
b.   Jet Song(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) / arr: Clare Fischer
c.   Something's Coming - 2:43(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) / arr: Clare Fischer
d.   Maria Interlude - 1:28(Leonard Bernstein) / arr: Clare Fischer
e. 1969 Maria - 2:48(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) / arr: Clare Fischer
Fantasy 45552-X
Fantasy LP 12"3-366 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA-F.599 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"F-8366 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4527 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy CDFCD-24736-2 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
f.   Tonight - 2:08(Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein) / arr: Clare Fischer
g.   America - 3:59(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) / arr: Clare Fischer
Fantasy LP 12"F-8374 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"3-374 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4530 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
h. 1968 Cool - 3:51(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) / arr: Clare Fischer
Fantasy 45552-X
Fantasy LP 12"3-366 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA-F.599 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"F-8366 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4527 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
Fantasy CDFCD-24736-2 — Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits
i.   One Hand, One Heart - 1:50(Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein) / arr: Clare Fischer
j.   I Feel Pretty - 6:30(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) / arr: Clare Fischer
k.   Somewhere(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) / arr: Clare Fischer
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"3-310 — West Side Story
Fantasy LP 12"8054 — West Side Story
Vocalion LP 12"LAE/SEA 560 — West Side Story
Fantasy LP 12"F-8379 — West Side Story
Fantasy CDFCD-24775-2 — Cal Tjader Plays Harold Arlen & West Side Story
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend

a, b;   j, k performed as medleys.

Clare Fischer (p) on a-e, g, k, (cel) on d-e; Lonnie Hewitt (p) on f, h, j; Red Mitchell (b) on a-e, i, k; Victor Venegas (b) on f-h, j; Willie Bobo [William Correa] (d) on h, j, (tim) on f-g, (bgo) on a; Shelly Manne (d) on a-e, g, i, k; Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (cga) on f-g; Milton Holland (per) on g.

Strings and harp play on a.,d.-e., i.-k.; flute and brass play on b.-c.g.
Only the Fantasy CD reissue mentions a recording date, October 18, 1960, for the whole album. Cal Tjader states in his part of the liner notes, the music for the West Side Story LP was recorded at two sessions with different instrumentation: one with strings and harp, and one with flute and low brass, added to a rhythm section quartet. Additionally, he says three tracks were recorded with the basic quartet or quintet. Based on this statement, I have noted the intruments audible on the respective tracks.
Alvin Dinkin is credited as violinist, but was in fact active as viola player in the majority of his engagements (and a member of the Hollywood String Quartet in that chair); furthermore, two violas and one cello beneath 2 x 4 violins was a standard for Hollywood orchestras. George Roberts is listed as trombonist; in fact he was a bass trombone specialist, and what is heard in the brass section sounds like the lower instrument.
Master numbers 1968/1969 were attributed to h./e. for the 45 rpm single release.


 

Date: May 19, 1961
Location: RCA Studios, Hollywood, California
Label: Fantasy
Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings

Mary Stallings, Cal Tjader (ldr), Paul Horn (f, af), Cal Tjader (vib), Clare Fischer (p), Lonnie Hewitt (cel), Fred Schreiber (b), Johnny Rae (d), Mary Stallings (v)

a.   Mighty Rumblin' Blues - 3:46(Composer Unknown) / arr: Clare Fischer
b.   God Bless The Child - 3:14(Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog) / arr: Clare Fischer
c.   I'm Beginning To See The Light - 3:08(Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Harry James, Don George) / arr: Clare Fischer
d.   Goodbye - 2:40(Gordon Jenkins) / arr: Clare Fischer
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"3-325 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Fantasy LP 12"8068 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-284 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-1106-2 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend

Paul Horn (f) on a, c, (af) on b, d; Lonnie Hewitt (cel) on b.

The liner notes of Fantasy F-8068 and the credits of OJCCD-1106-2 state Lonnie Hewitt played electric piano on this session, but all I can hear is a celeste on track b. on the right channel – Tjader plays just a few notes on the vibes on this track on the left channel. I guess Dick Hadlock, the author of the original liner notes (replicated on OJCCD-1106-2 and probably the source for this credit), did not know the celeste, a metallophone played by a keyboard, and since it sounds close enough to the electric pianos in use at the time, he probably identified it as such. Older discographies do not mention Hewitt playing an electric instrument. The use of a celeste would fit the sophisticated arranging style of Clare Fischer, who would not start using electric piano until the 1970‘s (as did Hewitt) – he did use organ on other recordings around that time for Pacific Jazz and on a Verve Cal Tjader session in 1963 that, incidentally, also had Tjader play celeste on one track.


 

Date: August 11, 1961
Location: Sound Recorders, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings

Mary Stallings, Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Lonnie Hewitt (p), Victor Venegas (b), Johnny Rae (d), Mary Stallings (v)

a.   It Ain't Necessarily So - 2:28(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
Fantasy LP 12"3-325 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Fantasy LP 12"8068 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-284 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
b.   Just Squeeze Me - 2:34(Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines)
Fantasy LP 12"3-325 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Fantasy LP 12"8068 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-284 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
c.   Why Don't You Do Right - 2:36(Joe McCoy)
Fantasy LP 12"3-325 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Fantasy LP 12"8068 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-284 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Beat Goes Public LP 12"BGP 1003 — Cal's Pals
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
d. alt Why Don't You Do Right - 2:38(Joe McCoy)
e.   Honeysuckle Rose - 2:08(Thomas 'Fats' Waller, Andy Razaf)
Fantasy LP 12"3-325 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Fantasy LP 12"8068 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-284 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
f.   Ain't Misbehavin' - 3:07(Thomas 'Fats' Waller, Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf)
Fantasy LP 12"3-325 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Fantasy LP 12"8068 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-284 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
All titles on: Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-1106-2 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings

 

Date: August 19, 1961
Location: Sound Recorders, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings

Mary Stallings, Cal Tjader (ldr), Lonnie Hewitt (p), Victor Venegas (b), Johnny Rae (d), Mary Stallings (v)

a.   I Didn't Know About You - 3:47(Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
Fantasy LP 12"3-325 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Fantasy LP 12"8068 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-284 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
b.   I'm Just A Lucky So And So - 2:28(Duke Ellington, Mack David)
Fantasy LP 12"3-325 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Fantasy LP 12"8068 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-284 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
c.   Mr. Blues - 2:39(Costell Akrie)
Fantasy LP 12"3-325 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Fantasy LP 12"8068 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Original Jazz Classics LP 12"OJC-284 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
d.   Just In Time - 1:59(Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
All titles on: Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-1106-2 — Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings

There are no vibes audible on these tracks although Tjader is mentioned in the credits.


 

Edited by mikeweil

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The Cal Tjader Discography Part 2: Verve & Skye 1961-1969

by Michael Weil & S. Duncan Reid

Page generated on Mo, 17. Aug 2020


 

Date: August 28 & 29, 1961
Location: Webster Hall, Hollywood, California
Label: Verve
In A Latin Bag

Cal Tjader (ldr), Paul Horn (f, af, as), Cal Tjader (vib, p, gui, cwb), Lonnie Hewitt (p, cta), Al McKibbon (b), Johnny Rae (gng, tim), Armando Peraza (bgo, cwb), Wilfredo "Changuito" Vicente (cga)

a. 61VK414 Ben-Hur [aka "Love Theme From Ben-Hur"] - 2:25(Miklos Rozsa)
b. 61VK415 Davito - 2:35(Cal Tjader)
Verve CD527 903-2 — More Than Mambo: The Introduction To Afro-Cuban Jazz
c. 61VK416 On Green Dolphin Street - 5:30(Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
Verve CD3145319332 — Jazz 'Round Midnight 12 - Cal Tjader
Not Now Music CDNOT3CD217 — The Very Best Of Latin Jazz
Not Now Music CDNOT2CD713 — Essential Latin Lounge
Elemental CD??? — Best Of Latin Jazz
d. 61VK417 Paunetto's Point - 3:04(Cal Tjader)
Verve CD527 903-2 — More Than Mambo: The Introduction To Afro-Cuban Jazz
Not Now Music CDNOT3CD196 — Feelin' The Vibe!
e. 61VK418 Speak Low - 2:57(Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
f. 61VK419 Triste - 4:01(Cal Tjader)
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8725 — The Best of Cal Tjader
Verve CD521 858-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 39 - Cal Tjader
Verve CD531 562-2 — talkin' Verve - roots of acid jazz: Cal Tjader
The Entertainers CDCD 374 — Cal Tjader
Verve CD559 702-2 — The Ultimate Cal Tjader - Selected By Eddie Palmieri
g. 61VK420 Misty - 2:48(Erroll Garner, Johnny Burke)
Verve CD517 956-2 — Compact Jazz: Best Of Latin Jazz
Verve CD3145319332 — Jazz 'Round Midnight 12 - Cal Tjader
Elemental CD??? — Best Of Latin Jazz
h. 61VK421 Mambo In Miami - 2:40(Armando Peraza)
Verve LP 12"2352 187 — More Latin Delights
Verve CD531 562-2 — talkin' Verve - roots of acid jazz: Cal Tjader
Not Now Music CDNOT3CD217 — The Very Best Of Latin Jazz
Not Now Music CDNOT2CD713 — Essential Latin Lounge
i. 61VK422 Ecstasy - 2:30(Paul Horn)
j. 61VK423 Half And Half - 4:01(Paul Horn)
Verve CD517 956-2 — Compact Jazz: Best Of Latin Jazz
All titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6-8419 — In A Latin Bag
Verve LP 12"VSP/SVSP 27/28 — The Exotic Sounds of Cal Tjader
él / Cherry Red CDACMEM 266 CD — In A Latin Bag & Saturday Night / Sunday Night At The Blackhawk

Paul Horn (f) on b-e, h-i, (af) on a, f, (as) on j; Cal Tjader (vib) on b-h, j, (p) on a, (gui) on h, (cwb) on d, j; Lonnie Hewitt (p) on b-j, (cta) on a; Johnny Rae (gng) on a, f; Armando Peraza (bgo) on a-e, g-j, (cwb) on b, e-f, h.

Track f is the same tune recorded as Fuji in November 1963 for the LP Breeze From The East.
There are no vibes audible on track i; Paul Horn does not play on track g; it must be Tjader playing the hand-held cowbell whenever bongos are heard at the same time. I assume it was Tjader who played guiro on h and Peraza the cowbell; Johnny Rae probably plays the gong (in fact a tam tam, as it should be called correctly) on a & f; the LP notes say Paul Horn plays bass flute on some tracks where it is in fact an alto flute in its lowest range.


 

Date: January 20, 1962
Location: The Blackhawk, San Francisco, California
Label: Verve
Saturday Night / Sunday Night At The Black Hawk

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Lonnie Hewitt (p), Fred Schreiber (b), Johnny Rae (d)

a.   Summertime - 6:47(George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
b.   222 Time - 4:23(Cal Tjader)
c.   Noonie's Groove - 4:52(Lonnie Hewitt)
d.   This Can't Be Love - 4:33(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
All titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6-8459 — Saturday Night / Sunday Night At The Blackhawk
él / Cherry Red CDACMEM 266 CD — In A Latin Bag & Saturday Night / Sunday Night At The Blackhawk

Russ Wilson of the Oakland Tribune reports these performances and the recording as taking place on January 20 & 21, 1962 - not on January 27 & 28 as stated on the album covers and in Ruppl's Verve discography.


 

Date: January 21, 1962
Location: The Blackhawk, San Francisco, California
Label: Verve
Saturday Night / Sunday Night At The Blackhawk

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Lonnie Hewitt (p), Fred Schreiber (b), Johnny Rae (d)

a.   Stablemates - 4:26(Benny Golson)
b.   Weep - 6:46(Gary McFarland)
c.   Fred's Ahead - 3:49(Fred Schreiber)
d.   Stompin' At The Savoy - 5:20(Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb, Benny Goodman)
All titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6-8459 — Saturday Night / Sunday Night At The Blackhawk
él / Cherry Red CDACMEM 266 CD — In A Latin Bag & Saturday Night / Sunday Night At The Blackhawk

Russ Wilson of the Oakland Tribune reports these performances and the recording as taking place on January 20 & 21, 1962 - not on January 27 & 28 as stated on the album covers and in Ruppl's Verve discography.


 

Date: January 20 & 21, 1962
Location: The Blackhawk, San Francisco, California
Label: Verve

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Lonnie Hewitt (p), Fred Schreiber (b), Johnny Rae (d)

a. 62VK493 Soft Touch(Composer Unknown)
b. 62VK494 Carnival(Composer Unknown)
Both titles unissued.  

Russ Wilson of the Oakland Tribune reports these performances and the recording took place on January 20 & 21, 1962 - not on January 27 & 28 as stated in Ruppl's Verve discography.
There are several tunes with these titles registered - which were played is not documented. These two tracks could have been intended for release on a 7' 45 rpm single, but remained unissued.


 

Date: February 26, 1962
Location: RCA Studios, Los Angeles, California
Label: Verve
Time For 2

Anita O'Day, Cal Tjader (ldr), Johnny Rae (vib, d, tim), Cal Tjader (vib, d), Lonnie Hewitt (p), Fred Schreiber (b), Wilfredo "Changuito" Vicente (cga), Anita O'Day (v)

a. 62VK388 Peel Me A Grape - 3:03(Dave Frishberg)
b. 62VK393 Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year - 3:24(Frank Loesser)
c. 62VK390 The Party's Over - 2:20(Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
Verve CD3145319332 — Jazz 'Round Midnight 12 - Cal Tjader
All titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6-8472 — Time For 2
Verve CD559 808-2 — Time For 2
Mosaic CDMD9-188 — The Complete Clef/Verve Sessions of Anita O'Day
Global Rhythm Press - Jazz Voice CDJV.116 — Time For 2
Verve CD0600753401613 — Anita O'Day & The Three Sounds (+ Time For Two) (JazzPlus)
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend

Johnny Rae (vib) on a, (d) on b, (tim) on c; Cal Tjader (vib) on b-c, (d) on a; Wilfredo "Changuito" Vicente (cga) on c.

Changuito credited only on the Mosaic issue, from which the discographical details were taken.
On three of the tracks, Tjader and Rae switched playing roles - this is mentioned in the liner notes.


 

Date: February 27, 1962
Location: RCA Studios, Los Angeles, California
Label: Verve
Time For 2

Anita O'Day, Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Bob Corwin (p), Fred Schreiber (b), Johnny Rae (d, tim), Wilfredo "Changuito" Vicente (cga), Anita O'Day (v)

a. 62VK387 That's Your Red Wagon - 2:49(Gene DePaul, Don Raye, Richard M. Jones)
Verve LP 12"2615005 — Verve Jazz Book
b. 62VK384 It Shouldn't Happen To A Dream - 2:59(Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Don George)
c. 62VK383 Thanks For The Memory - 2:45(Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
d. 62VK385 Just In Time - 2:47(Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
e. 62VK386 Under A Blanket Of Blue - 2:22(Al J. Neiburg, Marty Symes, Jerry Livingston)
Verve LP 12"VLP9125 — Anita O'Day - Jazz Stylings
Verve CD3145319332 — Jazz 'Round Midnight 12 - Cal Tjader
f. 62VK389 An Occasional Man - 2:27(Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane)
All titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6-8472 — Time For 2
Verve CD559 808-2 — Time For 2
Mosaic CDMD9-188 — The Complete Clef/Verve Sessions of Anita O'Day
Global Rhythm Press - Jazz Voice CDJV.116 — Time For 2
Verve CD0600753401613 — Anita O'Day & The Three Sounds (+ Time For Two) (JazzPlus)
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend

Johnny Rae (d) on b, d, (tim) on a, c, e-f; Wilfredo "Changuito" Vicente (cga) on a, c, e-f.

Changuito credited only on the Mosaic issue, from which the discographical details were taken.


 

Date: February 28, 1962     15:00
Location: RCA Studios, Los Angeles, California
Label: Verve
Time For 2

Anita O'Day, Cal Tjader (ldr), Johnny Rae (vib, tim), Cal Tjader (vib, d, cwb), Lonnie Hewitt (p), Fred Schreiber (b), Wilfredo "Changuito" Vicente (cga), Anita O'Day (v)

a. 62VK391 I Believe In You - 2:23(Frank Loesser)
b. 62VK392 Mr. Sandman - 1:55(Pat Ballard)
c. 62VK394 I'm Not Supposed To Be Blue Blues - 2:33(Erroll Garner, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
All titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6-8472 — Time For 2
Verve CD559 808-2 — Time For 2
Mosaic CDMD9-188 — The Complete Clef/Verve Sessions of Anita O'Day
Global Rhythm Press - Jazz Voice CDJV.116 — Time For 2
Verve CD0600753401613 — Anita O'Day & The Three Sounds (+ Time For Two) (JazzPlus)
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend

Johnny Rae (vib) on a, c, (tim) on b; Cal Tjader (vib) on b, (d) on a, c, (cwb) on b; Wilfredo "Changuito" Vicente (cga) on b.

Changuito credited only on the Mosaic issue, from which the discographical details were taken.
On three of the tracks on the album, Tjader and Rae switched playing roles - this is mentioned in the liner notes.


 

Date: February 28, 1962     20:00
Location: Los Angeles, California
Label: Verve
Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil

Cal Tjader (ldr), Paul Horn, John Lowe, Don Shelton (ww), Cal Tjader (vib), Clare Fischer (p), Fred Schreiber (b), Johnny Rae (d), Wilfredo "Changuito" Vicente (cga), Ardeen deCamp (v)

a. 62VK257 Silenciosa - 3:26(Mario Ruiz Armengol) / arr: Clare Fischer
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8470 — Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil
Metrojazz LP 12"MS 605 — Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil
Verve CD543 380-2 — Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Bellaphon Golden Masterworks CDGM 6602 — Jazz Samba Classics
Bellaphon Golden Masterworks CD4003099660229 — Jazz Samba Classics - From Mexico And Brasil
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
b. 62VK257ed Silenciosa - 1:49(Mario Ruiz Armengol) / arr: Clare Fischer
Verve 45VK10275

The information on recording dates for the LP Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil found in the credits of the Verve LP and CD reissue and the Verve discography is not identical.
The liner notes of the 1962 LP and the CD reissue say all tracks for the album Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brasil were recorded March 5-7, 1962 - the Verve Discography spreads the recording over three dates, February 28, March 5, and May 21. The dates in Ruppli's Verve Discography are consistent with the master numbers assigned, even more when seen in context with adjacent Verve recording sessions, and personnel listings are correct, except that Changuito is omitted (like on the credits for the album with Anita O'Day); for these reasons I decided to use the recording data from the Verve discography. Still, the take of Silenciosa issued may be from a later session but filed under the master number first assigned.


 

Date: March 5, 1962
Location: Los Angeles, California
Label: Verve
Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil

Cal Tjader (ldr), Gene Cipriano, Bernie Fleischer, Paul Horn, John Lowe, Don Shelton (ww), Cal Tjader (vib), Laurindo Almeida (acg), Clare Fischer (p), Fred Schreiber (b), Johnny Rae (d, tim), Wilfredo "Changuito" Vicente (cga), Milton Holland (per), Ardeen deCamp (v)

a. 62VK273 Elizete - 2:28(Clare Fischer) / arr: Clare Fischer
Solar Records CDDIS-135420 — BOSSA NOVA JAZZ SAMBA + BRASAMBA!
b. 62VK274 Soñé - 3:07(Mario Ruiz Armengol) / arr: Clare Fischer
Verve CD527 903-2 — More Than Mambo: The Introduction To Afro-Cuban Jazz
Verve CD3145319332 — Jazz 'Round Midnight 12 - Cal Tjader
c. 62VK275 Meditation [aka Meditação] - 3:30(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça, Norman Gimbel) / arr: Clare Fischer
Solar Records CDDIS-135420 — BOSSA NOVA JAZZ SAMBA + BRASAMBA!
d. 62VK276 Se É Tarde, Me Perdôa - 2:48(Ronaldo Boscoli, Carlos Lyra) / arr: Clare Fischer
Solar Records CDDIS-135420 — BOSSA NOVA JAZZ SAMBA + BRASAMBA!
e. 62VK277 Tentação Do Inconveniente - 2:31(Augusto Mesquita, Manuel de Conceição) / arr: Clare Fischer
Solar Records CDDIS-135420 — BOSSA NOVA JAZZ SAMBA + BRASAMBA!
f. 62VK278 Imagen - 2:38(Mario Ruiz Armengol) / arr: Clare Fischer
All titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6-8470 — Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil
Metrojazz LP 12"MS 605 — Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil
Verve CD543 380-2 — Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Bellaphon Golden Masterworks CDGM 6602 — Jazz Samba Classics
Bellaphon Golden Masterworks CD4003099660229 — Jazz Samba Classics - From Mexico And Brasil
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend

Laurindo Almeida (acg) on a, c-e; Johnny Rae (d) on a, c-e, (tim) on b, f; Wilfredo "Changuito" Vicente (cga) on b, f; Milton Holland (per) on a-e; Ardeen deCamp (v) on b, f.

The liiner notes of the 1962 LP and the CD reissue say all tracks for the album Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brasil were recorded March 5-7, 1962 - the Verve Discography spreads the recording over three dates, February 28, March 5, and May 21.


 

Date: May 21, 1962
Location: Los Angeles, California
Label: Verve
Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil

Cal Tjader (ldr), Gene Cipriano, Bernie Fleischer, Paul Horn, John Lowe, Don Shelton (ww), Cal Tjader (vib), Laurindo Almeida (acg), Clare Fischer (p), Fred Schreiber (b), Johnny Rae (d, tim), Wilfredo "Changuito" Vicente (cga), Milton Holland (per), Ardeen deCamp (v)

a. 62VK318 Que Tristeza - 2:49(Mario Ruiz Armengol) / arr: Clare Fischer
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8470 — Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil
Metrojazz LP 12"MS 605 — Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil
Verve CD543 380-2 — Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Bellaphon Golden Masterworks CDGM 6602 — Jazz Samba Classics
Bellaphon Golden Masterworks CD4003099660229 — Jazz Samba Classics - From Mexico And Brasil
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
b. 62VK319 Preciosa - 2:40(Mario Ruiz Armengol) / arr: Clare Fischer
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8470 — Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil
Metrojazz LP 12"MS 605 — Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil
Verve CD543 380-2 — Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Bellaphon Golden Masterworks CDGM 6602 — Jazz Samba Classics
Bellaphon Golden Masterworks CD4003099660229 — Jazz Samba Classics - From Mexico And Brasil
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
c. 62VK320 Vai Querer - 3:02(Antônio (Hianto de) Almeida, Fernando Lobo) / arr: Clare Fischer
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8470 — Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil
Metrojazz LP 12"MS 605 — Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil
Verve CD543 380-2 — Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Bellaphon Golden Masterworks CDGM 6602 — Jazz Samba Classics
Bellaphon Golden Masterworks CD4003099660229 — Jazz Samba Classics - From Mexico And Brasil
Not Now Music CDNOT3CD217 — The Very Best Of Latin Jazz
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
d. 62VK321 Não Diga Nada - 2:43(Carlita ?, Noacy Mercenes) / arr: Clare Fischer
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8470 — Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil
Metrojazz LP 12"MS 605 — Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil
Verve CD543 380-2 — Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Bellaphon Golden Masterworks CDGM 6602 — Jazz Samba Classics
Bellaphon Golden Masterworks CD4003099660229 — Jazz Samba Classics - From Mexico And Brasil
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
e. 62VK322 Chóro E Batuque [aka Weeping Bossa Nova] - 5:02(Laurindo Almeida) / arr: Laurindo Almeida
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8470 — Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil
Metrojazz LP 12"MS 605 — Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil
Verve CD543 380-2 — Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brazil
Real Gone Jazz CDRGJCD441 — Cal Tjader - Eight Classic Albums Vol. 2
Bellaphon Golden Masterworks CDGM 6602 — Jazz Samba Classics
Bellaphon Golden Masterworks CD4003099660229 — Jazz Samba Classics - From Mexico And Brasil
Documents CD600392 — Cal Tjader - Milestones of a Legend
f. 62VK322ed Chóro E Batuque [aka Weeping Bossa Nova] - 1:45(Laurindo Almeida) / arr: Laurindo Almeida
Verve 45VK10275

Gene Cipriano (ww) on c-d; Bernie Fleischer (ww) on c-d; Paul Horn (ww) on a-d; John Lowe (ww) on a-d; Don Shelton (ww) on a-d; Laurindo Almeida (acg) on c-f; Clare Fischer (p) on a-b, e-f; Johnny Rae (d) on c-f, (tim) on a-b; Wilfredo "Changuito" Vicente (cga) on a-b; Milton Holland (per) on c-f; Ardeen deCamp (v) on a-b.

The liiner notes of the 1962 LP and the CD reissue say all tracks for the album Cal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico And Brasil were recorded March 5-7, 1962 - the Verve Discography spreads the recording over three dates, February 28, March 5, and May 21.


 

Date: 1962
Location: TV Studio, Los Angeles, California
Jazz Scene USA

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, tam), Lonnie Hewitt (p), Fred Schreiber (b), Johnny Rae (d), Bill Fitch (cga, cho)

a.   Theme - 1:50(Cal Tjader)
b.   Love For Sale - 5:30(Cole Porter)
c.   Come Rain Or Come Shine - 3:40(Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen)
d.   Manhã De Carnaval - 4:15(Luiz Bonfá, Antonio María)
e.   Half And Half - 4:35(Paul Horn)
f.   Theme - 3:30(Cal Tjader)
All titles unissued.  

Cal Tjader (tam) on d; Bill Fitch (cga) on d-e, (cho) on d.

Private videotape exists.


 

Date: January 28, 1963
Location: Los Angeles, California
Label: Verve
Soña Libré

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, per), Clare Fischer (p, org), Fred Schreiber (b), Johnny Rae (d, tim), Bill Fitch (bgo, cga)

a. 63VK224 Hip Walk - 2:30(Cal Tjader)
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8725 — The Best of Cal Tjader
Verve CD3145319332 — Jazz 'Round Midnight 12 - Cal Tjader
Verve CD0600753079249 — The Soul Of Jazz (Jazz Club)
Verve CD060075312039 — Soulful Vibes - Cal Tjader
b. 63VK240 Sally's Tomato - 3:11(Henry Mancini)
Verve CD3145319332 — Jazz 'Round Midnight 12 - Cal Tjader
c. 63VK241 O Barquinho (The Little Boat) - 4:21(Roberto Menescal, Ronaldo Boscoli)
d. 63VK242 El Muchacho - 2:57(H. Owen Reed)
Verve CD841 131-2 — Compact Jazz: Cal Tjader
All titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6-8531 — Soña Libré
Verve CD815 058-2 — Soña Libré

Clare Fischer (p) on d, (org) on a-c; Johnny Rae (d) on a, c-d, (tim) on b, d; Bill Fitch (bgo) on b, (cga) on a-b, d; Cal Tjader (per) on c-d.


 

Date: January 29, 1963
Location: Los Angeles, California
Label: Verve
Soña Libré

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, cel, per), Clare Fischer (p, org, per), Fred Schreiber (b), Johnny Rae (d, tim), Bill Fitch (cga, cho)

a. 63VK243 Insight - 5:32(Bill Fitch)
Verve CD527 903-2 — More Than Mambo: The Introduction To Afro-Cuban Jazz
Verve CD531 562-2 — talkin' Verve - roots of acid jazz: Cal Tjader
b. 63VK244 Manhã De Carnaval - 6:14(Luiz Bonfá, Antonio María)
Verve LP 12"V3HB-8843 — Return Engagement
Both titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6-8531 — Soña Libré
Verve LP 12"2V6-8820 — Doxy
Verve CD815 058-2 — Soña Libré
Verve CD841 131-2 — Compact Jazz: Cal Tjader

Clare Fischer (p) on a, (org) on b, (per) on b; Cal Tjader (cel) on b, (per) on b; Johnny Rae (d) on b, (tim) on a; Bill Fitch (cho) on b.

The second half of b. is a percussion workout: b. Bill Fitch plays a shaker (chocalho) and a conga drum (with a stick) simultaneously, Rae and Schreiber keep playing bass and drum set; there are two cowbells heard as well as what could be two high notes on the vibes played with the vibes mallet handle - this must be Fischer and Tjader. This procedure can bee seen on the videotape of the Jazz Scene USA performance from the same time.


 

Date: January 30, 1963
Location: Los Angeles, California
Label: Verve
Soña Libré

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, cel), Clare Fischer (p, org), Fred Schreiber (b), Johnny Rae (d, tim), Bill Fitch (bgo, cga)

a. 63VK225 My Reverie - 2:41(Claude Debussy, Larry Clinton)
Verve LP 12"2V6-8820 — Doxy
Verve CD841 131-2 — Compact Jazz: Cal Tjader
b. 63VK245 Azul - 2:44(Cal Tjader)
Verve LP 12"2V6-8820 — Doxy
c. 63VK246 Invitation - 4:05(Paul Francis Webster, Bronislau Kaper)
Verve Premium LP 12"PM 18 — The Untoppables
d. 63VK247 Alonzo - 4:22(Lonnie Hewitt)
Verve LP 12"2V6-8820 — Doxy
Verve CD841 131-2 — Compact Jazz: Cal Tjader
Verve CD060075312039 — Soulful Vibes - Cal Tjader
All titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6-8531 — Soña Libré
Verve CD815 058-2 — Soña Libré

Clare Fischer (p) on b, d, (org) on a, c; Cal Tjader (cel) on a; Johnny Rae (d) on a, (tim) on b-d; Bill Fitch (bgo) on c, (cga) on a-b, d.

Two tracks from these January 1963 sessions were scheduled for release on 45 rpm single VK10285, which was not released.


 

Date: April 23, 1963
Location: Webster Hall, New York City
Label: Verve
Several Shades Of Jade

Cal Tjader (ldr), Ernie Royal, Clark Terry (t), Walt Levinsky (f, ww), Leon Cohen, Irving Horowitz (ob), George Berg (bsn, bcl), Phil Bodner, Stanley Webb (ww), Robert Northern (frh), Urbie Green (tb), Don Butterfield (tu), Cal Tjader (vib), Phil Kraus (xyl), Jimmy Raney (g), George Duvivier (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d), Jack Del Rio (tam, cga), Johnny Rae (tim, per), Lalo Schifrin (con)

a. 63VK427 The Tokyo Blues - 4:11(Horace Silver) / arr: Lalo Schifrin
Verve LP 12"V3HB-8843 — Return Engagement
Verve CD521 858-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 39 - Cal Tjader
Verve CD531 562-2 — talkin' Verve - roots of acid jazz: Cal Tjader
The Entertainers CDCD 374 — Cal Tjader
b. 63VK428 Hot Sake - 3:39(Quincy Jones) / arr: Lalo Schifrin
c. 63VK429 China Nights (Shina No Yoru) - 3:28(Nobuyki Takeoka, Yaso Saijo) / arr: Lalo Schifrin
Verve 45VK10300
Verve CD521 858-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 39 - Cal Tjader
The Entertainers CDCD 374 — Cal Tjader
Verve CD060075312039 — Soulful Vibes - Cal Tjader
All titles on: Verve LP 12"(Arg) 72020 — Several Shades Of Jade
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8507 — Several Shades Of Jade
Verve LP 12"VSP/SVSP 27/28 — The Exotic Sounds of Cal Tjader
Verve CD537 083-2 — Several Shades Of Jade / Breeze From The East

Phil Kraus (xyl) on b.

This is a collective personnel listing of the woodwind players for all three sessions for the LP Several Shades of Jade. Phil Kraus is mistakenly listed as a woodwind player; in fact he played orchestral percussion. This renders the assumption in the CD reissue credits that Tjader may have played the xylophone parts obsolete.
The CD reissue credits state there are conflicting data for distribution of the tracks to the dates on the union reports, but those from the Verve work books seem more plausible - they are used here, as they are also found in the Verve discography - s. the CD reissue booklet for details.
The double LP reissue The Exotic Sounds of Cal Tjader combined all but one track from three Verve LPs in a different playing sequence.


 

Date: April 24, 1963
Location: Webster Hall, New York City
Label: Verve
Several Shades Of Jade

Cal Tjader (ldr), Walt Levinsky (f, ww), Leon Cohen, Irving Horowitz (ob), George Berg (bsn, bcl), Phil Bodner, Stanley Webb (ww), Cal Tjader (vib), Phil Kraus (xyl, tmp), Jimmy Raney (g), George Duvivier (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d), Johnny Rae (tim, per), Jack Del Rio (bgo, per), Arnold Eidus, Leo Kruczek, Emanuel Vardi (vn), Charles McCracken (vc), Robert Maxwell (hrp), Lalo Schifrin (con)

a. 63VK430 Almond Tree - 2:56(Lalo Schifrin) / arr: Lalo Schifrin
Verve LP 12"(Arg) 72020 — Several Shades Of Jade
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8507 — Several Shades Of Jade
Verve LP 12"VSP/SVSP 27/28 — The Exotic Sounds of Cal Tjader
Verve CD537 083-2 — Several Shades Of Jade / Breeze From The East
b. 63VK431 Cherry Blossoms - 5:01(Ronnell Bright) / arr: Lalo Schifrin
Verve LP 12"(Arg) 72020 — Several Shades Of Jade
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8507 — Several Shades Of Jade
Verve LP 12"VSP/SVSP 27/28 — The Exotic Sounds of Cal Tjader
Verve CD537 083-2 — Several Shades Of Jade / Breeze From The East
c. 63VK432 The Fakir - 3:16(Lalo Schifrin) / arr: Lalo Schifrin
Verve 45VK10300
Verve LP 12"(Arg) 72020 — Several Shades Of Jade
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8507 — Several Shades Of Jade
Verve LP 12"VSP/SVSP 27/28 — The Exotic Sounds of Cal Tjader
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8725 — The Best of Cal Tjader
Verve CD537 083-2 — Several Shades Of Jade / Breeze From The East
Verve CD9837441 — Verve Jazzclub - Soul Jazz
d. 63VK433 Samurai(Composer Unknown) / arr: Lalo Schifrin
unissued

Phil Kraus (xyl) on a, (tmp) on a, c; Johnny Rae (tim) on a, c; Jack Del Rio (bgo) on a, (per) on b-d; Arnold Eidus (vn) on b-c; Leo Kruczek (vn) on b-c; Emanuel Vardi (vn) on b-c; Charles McCracken (vc) on b-c; Robert Maxwell (hrp) on b-c.

s. note to previous session. Exact personnel of the unissued track is not known.


 

Date: April 25, 1963
Location: Webster Hall, New York City
Label: Verve
Several Shades Of Jade

Cal Tjader (ldr), Ernie Royal, Clark Terry (t), Walt Levinsky (f, ww), Leon Cohen, Irving Horowitz (ob), George Berg (bsn, bcl), Phil Bodner, Stanley Webb (ww), Robert Northern (frh), Urbie Green (tb), Don Butterfield (tu), Cal Tjader (vib), Phil Kraus (xyl, gng), Jimmy Raney (g), Lalo Schifrin (p, con), George Duvivier (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d), Johnny Rae (tim, per), Jack Del Rio (bgo, cga)

a. 63VK434 Borneo [aka The Ape Women] - 4:11(Lalo Schifrin) / arr: Lalo Schifrin
Verve CD521 858-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 39 - Cal Tjader
The Entertainers CDCD 374 — Cal Tjader
Verve CD559 702-2 — The Ultimate Cal Tjader - Selected By Eddie Palmieri
b. 63VK435 Sahib - 2:39(Stan Applebaum) / arr: Lalo Schifrin
Verve CD559 702-2 — The Ultimate Cal Tjader - Selected By Eddie Palmieri
c. 63VK436 Song Of The Yellow River - 3:21(Lalo Schifrin) / arr: Lalo Schifrin
All titles on: Verve LP 12"(Arg) 72020 — Several Shades Of Jade
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8507 — Several Shades Of Jade
Verve LP 12"VSP/SVSP 27/28 — The Exotic Sounds of Cal Tjader
Verve CD537 083-2 — Several Shades Of Jade / Breeze From The East

Phil Kraus (xyl) on a, c, (gng) on c; Lalo Schifrin (p) on a; Johnny Rae (tim) on c; Jack Del Rio (bgo) on a, (cga) on b-c.

s. note to previous sessions.
a. is the same Schifrin tune recorded for Verve by Jimmy Smith on July 17, 1963 as The Ape Women.


 

Date: November 25, 1963
Location: New York City
Label: Verve
Breeze From The East

Cal Tjader (ldr), Jerry Dodgion (f), Cal Tjader (vib), unknown (g, d, per, str), Lonnie Hewitt (p), Stan Applebaum (cel, con), Dick Hyman (org), George Duvivier (b)

a. 63VK721 East Of The Sun(Brooks Bowman) / arr: Stan Applebaum
b. 63VK722 Star Dust(Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) / arr: Stan Applebaum
c. 63VK723 Fuji(Cal Tjader) / arr: Stan Applebaum
d. 63VK724 China Nights (Shina No Yoru)(Nobuyki Takeoka, Yaso Saijo) / arr: Stan Applebaum
e. 63VK725 Leyte(Cal Tjader, Lonnie Hewitt) / arr: Stan Applebaum
All titles unissued.  

This session is from the Verve discography. According to the credits of the CD reissue this was a preliminary session and the takes released may be from later sessions, with the same master numbers attributed.
c. is the same tune as Triste recorded in August 1961 for the LP In A Latin Bag.


 

Date: November 26, 1963
Location: New York City
Label: Verve
Breeze From The East

Cal Tjader (ldr), Jerry Dodgion (f), Cal Tjader (vib), unknown (g, d, per, str), Lonnie Hewitt (p), Stan Applebaum (cel, con), Dick Hyman (org), George Duvivier (b)

a. 63VK726 Sake And Greens(Stan Applebaum) / arr: Stan Applebaum
b. 63VK727 Black Orchid(Cal Tjader) / arr: Stan Applebaum
c. 63VK728 Theme from "Burke's Law"(Herschel Burke Gilbert) / arr: Stan Applebaum
d. 63VK729 Cha(Stan Applebaum) / arr: Stan Applebaum
e. 63VK730 Shoji(Stan Applebaum) / arr: Stan Applebaum
f. 63VK731 Poinciana(Buddy Bernier, Nat Simon) / arr: Stan Applebaum
All titles unissued.  

This session is from the Verve discography. According to the credits of the CD reissue this was a preliminary session and the takes released were from later sessions, with the same master numbers attributed.


 

Date: November 27, 1963
Location: New York City
Label: Verve
Breeze From The East

Cal Tjader (ldr), Jerry Dodgion (f), Cal Tjader (vib), unknown (g, d, per, str), Lonnie Hewitt (p), Stan Applebaum (cel, con), Dick Hyman (org), George Duvivier (b)

a. 63VK721-14 East Of The Sun - 2:29(Brooks Bowman) / arr: Stan Applebaum
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8575 — Breeze From The East
Verve LP 12"VSP/SVSP 27/28 — The Exotic Sounds of Cal Tjader
Oldays Records CDODR 6461 — Breeze From The East
b. 63VK722-6alt Star Dust - 2:47(Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) / arr: Stan Applebaum
Verve CD537 083-2 — Several Shades Of Jade / Breeze From The East
c. 63VK722-7 Star Dust - 2:49(Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) / arr: Stan Applebaum
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8575 — Breeze From The East
Verve LP 12"VSP/SVSP 27/28 — The Exotic Sounds of Cal Tjader
Verve CD537 083-2 — Several Shades Of Jade / Breeze From The East
Oldays Records CDODR 6461 — Breeze From The East
d. 63VK723-10 Fuji - 2:30(Cal Tjader) / arr: Stan Applebaum
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8575 — Breeze From The East
Verve LP 12"VSP/SVSP 27/28 — The Exotic Sounds of Cal Tjader
Verve CD519 812-2 — el sonido nuevo
Verve CD3145319332 — Jazz 'Round Midnight 12 - Cal Tjader
Verve CDSACD 1165-2 — New Releases August 96
Verve CD531 562-2 — talkin' Verve - roots of acid jazz: Cal Tjader
Verve CD537 083-2 — Several Shades Of Jade / Breeze From The East
Verve CD559 702-2 — The Ultimate Cal Tjader - Selected By Eddie Palmieri
Verve CD060075312039 — Soulful Vibes - Cal Tjader
Oldays Records CDODR 6461 — Breeze From The East
e. 63VK728-6 Theme from "Burke's Law" - 2:38(Herschel Burke Gilbert) / arr: Stan Applebaum
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8575 — Breeze From The East
Verve CD537 083-2 — Several Shades Of Jade / Breeze From The East
Oldays Records CDODR 6461 — Breeze From The East

c. is the same tune as Triste recorded in August 1961 for the LP In A Latin Bag.
Theme from "Burke's Law was omitted on the double LP reissue The Exotic Sounds of Cal Tjader.


 

Date: December 2, 1963
Location: New York City
Label: Verve
Breeze From The East

Cal Tjader (ldr), Jerry Dodgion (f), Cal Tjader (vib), unknown (g, d, per, str), Lonnie Hewitt (p), Stan Applebaum (cel, con), Dick Hyman (org), George Duvivier (b)

a. 63VK725-7 Leyte - 3:03(Cal Tjader, Lonnie Hewitt) / arr: Stan Applebaum
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8575 — Breeze From The East
Verve LP 12"VSP/SVSP 27/28 — The Exotic Sounds of Cal Tjader
Verve CD559 702-2 — The Ultimate Cal Tjader - Selected By Eddie Palmieri
Oldays Records CDODR 6461 — Breeze From The East
b. 63VK726-2 Sake And Greens - 2:34(Stan Applebaum) / arr: Stan Applebaum
Verve 45VK10315
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8575 — Breeze From The East
Verve LP 12"VSP/SVSP 27/28 — The Exotic Sounds of Cal Tjader
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8725 — The Best of Cal Tjader
Oldays Records CDODR 6461 — Breeze From The East
c. 63VK729-5alt Cha - 3:29(Stan Applebaum) / arr: Stan Applebaum
d. 63VK729-9 Cha - 2:40(Stan Applebaum) / arr: Stan Applebaum
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8575 — Breeze From The East
Verve LP 12"VSP/SVSP 27/28 — The Exotic Sounds of Cal Tjader
Oldays Records CDODR 6461 — Breeze From The East
All titles on: Verve CD537 083-2 — Several Shades Of Jade / Breeze From The East

 

Date: December 3, 1963
Location: New York City
Label: Verve
Breeze From The East

Cal Tjader (ldr), Jerry Dodgion (f), Cal Tjader (vib), unknown (g, d, per, str), Lonnie Hewitt (p), Stan Applebaum (cel, con), Dick Hyman (org), George Duvivier (b)

a. 63VK724-6 China Nights (Shina No Yoru) - 2:31(Nobuyki Takeoka, Yaso Saijo) / arr: Stan Applebaum
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8725 — The Best of Cal Tjader
Verve CD559 702-2 — The Ultimate Cal Tjader - Selected By Eddie Palmieri
b. 63VK727-2 Black Orchid - 3:10(Cal Tjader) / arr: Stan Applebaum
Verve LP 12"VSP/SVSP 27/28 — The Exotic Sounds of Cal Tjader
Verve CD519 812-2 — el sonido nuevo
c. 63VK730-3 Shoji - 2:35(Stan Applebaum) / arr: Stan Applebaum
Verve 45VK10315
Verve LP 12"VSP/SVSP 27/28 — The Exotic Sounds of Cal Tjader
d. 63VK731-4 Poinciana - 3:24(Buddy Bernier, Nat Simon) / arr: Stan Applebaum
Verve LP 12"VSP/SVSP 27/28 — The Exotic Sounds of Cal Tjader
Verve CD519 812-2 — el sonido nuevo
All titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6-8575 — Breeze From The East
Verve CD537 083-2 — Several Shades Of Jade / Breeze From The East
Oldays Records CDODR 6461 — Breeze From The East

c. possibly recorded on November 27, 1963.


 

Date: December 6, 1963
Location: New York City
Label: Verve

Gary McFarland, Cal Tjader (ldr), Gary McFarland, Cal Tjader (vib)

a. 63VK704 Original No. 1(Gary McFarland) / arr: Gary McFarland
b. 63VK705 Greensleeves(Traditional) / arr: Gary McFarland
Both titles unissued.  

Other players are not documented.


 

Date: May 8, 1964
Location: A. & R. Studios, New York City
Label: Verve
Warm Wave

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Raney (g), Patti Bown, Hank Jones, Bernie Leighton (p), George Duvivier (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d), Willie Rodriguez (per)

a. 64VK360 Where Or When - 2:47(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
b. 64VK361 This Time The Dream's On Me - 1:57(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
c. 64VK362 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - 2:44(Cole Porter)
d. 64VK363 Violets For Your Furs - 3:02(Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
All titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6-8585 — Warm Wave

Willie Rodriguez (per) on b.

The album credits and the Verve discography list only collective personnel for all three basic sessions of the Warm Wave album, thus it is impossible to say who played piano/guitar on individual tracks.


 

Date: May 11, 1964
Location: A. & R. Studios, New York City
Label: Verve
Warm Wave

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Raney (g), Patti Bown, Hank Jones, Bernie Leighton (p), George Duvivier (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d), Willie Rodriguez (per)

a. 64VK367 The Way You Look Tonight - 3:05(Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields)
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8725 — The Best of Cal Tjader
Verve CD521 858-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 39 - Cal Tjader
The Entertainers CDCD 374 — Cal Tjader
Verve CD559 702-2 — The Ultimate Cal Tjader - Selected By Eddie Palmieri
b. 64VK368 People - 2:31(Jule Styne, Bob Merrill)
Verve 45VK10325
c. 64VK369 Passé - 2:40(Edgar DeLange, Carl Sigman, Joseph Meyer)
All titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6-8585 — Warm Wave

Willie Rodriguez (per) on b.

The album credits and the Verve discography list only collective personnel for all three basic sessions of the Warm Wave album, thus it is impossible to say who played piano/guitar on individual tracks.


 

Date: May 13, 1964
Location: A. & R. Studios, New York City
Label: Verve
Warm Wave

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Raney (g), Patti Bown, Hank Jones, Bernie Leighton (p), George Duvivier (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d), Willie Rodriguez (per)

a. 64VK370 I'm Old Fashioned - 2:28(Johnny Mercer, Jerome Kern)
b. 64VK371 Poor Butterfly - 2:13(Raymond Hubbell, John Golden)
Verve 45VK10325
c. 64VK372 Just Friends - 2:18(John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis)
d. 64VK373 Sunset Blvd. - 2:35(Claus Ogerman)
Verve CD3145319332 — Jazz 'Round Midnight 12 - Cal Tjader
Verve CD559 702-2 — The Ultimate Cal Tjader - Selected By Eddie Palmieri
Verve CD060075312039 — Soulful Vibes - Cal Tjader
All titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6-8585 — Warm Wave

Willie Rodriguez (per) on a, c.

The album credits and the Verve discography list only collective personnel for all three basic sessions of the Warm Wave album, thus it is impossible to say who played piano/guitar on individual tracks.


 

Date: June 18, 1964
Location: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Label: Verve
Warm Wave

Cal Tjader (ldr), Seldon Powell, Jerome Richardson (f), Lewis Eley, Paul Gershman, Harry Glickman, Louis Haber, Julius Held, Leo Kruczek, Harry Lookofsky, George Ockner, Gene Orloff, Raoul Polikian, Sylvan Shulman, Paul Winter (vn), Maurice Brown, Sidney Edwards, Charles McCracken, Lucien Schmidt, Alan Shulman, Morris Stonzek (vc), Les Doubles Six (v), Claus Ogerman (con)

a. 64VK360 Where Or When - 2:47(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Claus Ogerman
b. 64VK361 This Time The Dream's On Me - 1:57(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Claus Ogerman
c. 64VK362 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - 2:44(Cole Porter) / arr: Claus Ogerman
d. 64VK363 Violets For Your Furs - 3:02(Matt Dennis, Tom Adair) / arr: Claus Ogerman
e. 64VK367 The Way You Look Tonight - 3:05(Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Claus Ogerman
f. 64VK368 People - 2:31(Jule Styne, Bob Merrill) / arr: Claus Ogerman
Verve 45VK10325
g. 64VK369 Passé - 2:40(Edgar DeLange, Carl Sigman, Joseph Meyer) / arr: Claus Ogerman
h. 64VK370 I'm Old Fashioned - 2:28(Johnny Mercer, Jerome Kern) / arr: Claus Ogerman
i. 64VK371 Poor Butterfly - 2:13(Raymond Hubbell, John Golden) / arr: Claus Ogerman
Verve 45VK10325
j. 64VK372 Just Friends - 2:18(John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis) / arr: Claus Ogerman
k. 64VK373 Sunset Blvd. - 2:35(Claus Ogerman) / arr: Claus Ogerman
All titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6-8585 — Warm Wave

During this session strings, flutes, and voices were overdubbed to the basic tracks recorded at the three sessions in May, 1964.
Strings on a.-g.; flutes on h.-j.; voices on f, i., j. & k.
On the inner sleeve of the Verve LP, Powell and Richardson are mistakenly credited for playing tenor sax instead of flute.


 

Date: November 17, 1964
Location: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Label: Verve
Soul Sauce

Cal Tjader (ldr), Donald Byrd (t), Jimmy Heath (ts), Cal Tjader (vib)

a. 64VK587 Willow Weep For Me(Ann Ronell)
b. 64VK588 Joey, Joey, Joey(Frank Loesser)
Both titles unissued.  

Other players unidentified in the Verve discography, but probably similar to the November 19, 1964 session.


 

Date: November 19, 1964
Location: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Label: Verve
Soul Sauce

Cal Tjader (ldr), Donald Byrd (t), Jimmy Heath (ts), Cal Tjader (vib), Kenny Burrell (g), Bob Bushnell, Richard Davis (b), Grady Tate (d), Armando Peraza, Alberto Valdes (cga, per)

a. 64VK589 Afro Blue - 4:27(Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria)
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8614 — Soul Sauce
Verve LP 12"V3HB-8843 — Return Engagement
Verve LP 12"SW-90446 — Soul Sauce
Verve CD521 668-2 — Soul Sauce
Verve CD531 562-2 — talkin' Verve - roots of acid jazz: Cal Tjader
Verve CDUCCV-9198 — Soul Sauce
Universal (Japan) CDUCCU-90170 — Soul Sauce
b. 64VK590 Doxy(Sonny Rollins)
unissued

 

Date: November 20, 1964
Location: A. & R. Studios, New York City
Label: Verve
Soul Sauce

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Lonnie Hewitt (p), John Terry Hilliard (b), Johnny Rae (d, tim), Armando Peraza (bgo, cga, per), Alberto Valdes (cga, per), Willie Bobo [William Correa] (qui, v), June Magruder (v)

a. 64VK595 Pantano - 3:35(Lonnie Hewitt)
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8614 — Soul Sauce
Verve LP 12"SW-90446 — Soul Sauce
Verve CD521 668-2 — Soul Sauce
Verve CD3145319332 — Jazz 'Round Midnight 12 - Cal Tjader
Verve CD559 702-2 — The Ultimate Cal Tjader - Selected By Eddie Palmieri
Verve CDUCCV-9198 — Soul Sauce
Universal (Japan) CDUCCU-90170 — Soul Sauce
b. 64VK596 Tanya - 5:28(Lonnie Hewitt)
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8614 — Soul Sauce
Verve LP 12"V3HB-8843 — Return Engagement
Verve LP 12"SW-90446 — Soul Sauce
Verve CD521 668-2 — Soul Sauce
Verve CD3145319332 — Jazz 'Round Midnight 12 - Cal Tjader
Verve CDUCCV-9198 — Soul Sauce
Universal (Japan) CDUCCU-90170 — Soul Sauce
c. 64VK597 João - 4:50(Clare Fischer)
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8614 — Soul Sauce
Verve LP 12"SW-90446 — Soul Sauce
Verve CD521 668-2 — Soul Sauce
Verve CDUCCV-9198 — Soul Sauce
Verve CD5301572 — Verve Jazzclub - Great Vibes!
Universal (Japan) CDUCCU-90170 — Soul Sauce
d. 64VK598 Spring Is Here - 4:00(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8614 — Soul Sauce
Verve LP 12"SW-90446 — Soul Sauce
Verve CD521 668-2 — Soul Sauce
Verve CD3145319332 — Jazz 'Round Midnight 12 - Cal Tjader
Verve CDUCCV-9198 — Soul Sauce
Universal (Japan) CDUCCU-90170 — Soul Sauce
e. 64VK599 Somewhere In The Night - 3:14(Billy May, Milt Raskin)
Verve 45VK10345
Verve 45VK127
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8614 — Soul Sauce
MGM LP 12"E/SE 4532 — Solid Gold
Verve LP 12"V3HB-8843 — Return Engagement
Verve LP 12"SW-90446 — Soul Sauce
Verve CD521 668-2 — Soul Sauce
Verve CD527 903-2 — More Than Mambo: The Introduction To Afro-Cuban Jazz
Verve CD3145319332 — Jazz 'Round Midnight 12 - Cal Tjader
Verve CDUCCV-9198 — Soul Sauce
Universal (Japan) CDUCCU-90170 — Soul Sauce
f. 64VK600 Maramoor Mambo - 4:00(Armando Peraza)
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8614 — Soul Sauce
Verve LP 12"V3HB-8843 — Return Engagement
Verve LP 12"SW-90446 — Soul Sauce
Verve CD521 668-2 — Soul Sauce
Verve CDUCCV-9198 — Soul Sauce
Verve CD060075312039 — Soulful Vibes - Cal Tjader
Universal (Japan) CDUCCU-90170 — Soul Sauce
g. 64VK601 Guarachi Guaro [aka Soul Sauce] - 2:24(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo)
Verve 45VK10345
Verve 45VK127
Verve 45V6-654
Verve 45879 578-7 — Talkin' Loud - Playin' Now - Stayin' Cool
Urban Jazz 45 12"UJAZZ1 — Urban Jazz Limited Edition Sampler
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8614 — Soul Sauce
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8725 — The Best of Cal Tjader
MGM LP 12"SE 4737 — Core Of Jazz
MGM LP 12"E/SE 4532 — Solid Gold
Verve LP 12"SW-90446 — Soul Sauce
Verve CD521 668-2 — Soul Sauce
Verve CD521 858-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 39 - Cal Tjader
Verve CD531 562-2 — talkin' Verve - roots of acid jazz: Cal Tjader
The Entertainers CDCD 374 — Cal Tjader
Verve CDB0000885-02 — Verve // Unmixed²
Verve CDUCCV-9198 — Soul Sauce
Verve CD00600753455616 — Verve: The Sound Of America: The Singles Collection
Universal (Japan) CDUCCU-90170 — Soul Sauce
h. 64VK601 [rough mix] Guarachi Guaro [aka Soul Sauce] - 2:30(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo)
Verve CD521 668-2 — Soul Sauce
i. 64VK601 [Fila Brazilia remix] Guarachi Guaro [aka Soul Sauce] - 4:17(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo)
Verve CD59802 — Verve Remixed 2
j. 64VK602 Leyte - 5:18(Cal Tjader, Lonnie Hewitt)
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8614 — Soul Sauce
Verve LP 12"SW-90446 — Soul Sauce
Verve CD521 668-2 — Soul Sauce
Verve CD521 858-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 39 - Cal Tjader
The Entertainers CDCD 374 — Cal Tjader
Verve CDUCCV-9198 — Soul Sauce
Verve CD060075312039 — Soulful Vibes - Cal Tjader
Universal (Japan) CDUCCU-90170 — Soul Sauce
k. 64VK603 Mamblues - 3:49(Cal Tjader)
Verve CD521 668-2 — Soul Sauce
The Entertainers CDCD 374 — Cal Tjader

Johnny Rae (d) on a-h, (tim) on d, g-k; Armando Peraza (bgo) on b, d-e, g-i, k, (cga) on a-c, f-k, (per) on g-i; Alberto Valdes (cga) on d-e, g-i, k, (per) on a-c, f-j; Willie Bobo [William Correa] (qui) on g-i, (v) on g-i; June Magruder (v) on h-i.

According to Johnny Rae's recollections Tjader's band was brought in from California when producer Creed Taylor's recording concept with NewYork studio musiscians did not work as expected. They recorded the whole album in one three hour session on November 20; only one track from the preceding sessions was used for the original LP issue. Rae also reports Willie Bobo and the singer were brought in to overdub vocals and quijada to Soul Sauce the following day.


 

Date: November 23, 1964
Location: New York City
Label: Verve
Soul Sauce

Donald Byrd, Cal Tjader (ldr), Donald Byrd (t), Jimmy Heath (ts), Cal Tjader (vib), Kenny Burrell (g), Bob Bushnell (eb), Grady Tate (d), Armando Peraza (bgo, cga, per), Alberto Valdes (cga, per)

a. 64VK592 Dream Lover(Bobby Darin) / arr: Gary McFarland
unissued
b. 64VK593 Monkey Beams [aka Over Easy] - 5:40(Gary McFarland) / arr: Gary McFarland
Verve CD521 668-2 — Soul Sauce
The Entertainers CDCD 374 — Cal Tjader
c. 64VK594 Ming - 8:39(Composer Unknown) / arr: Gary McFarland
Verve CD521 668-2 — Soul Sauce
The Entertainers CDCD 374 — Cal Tjader
d. 64VK604 True Love(Cole Porter)
unissued
e. 64VK605 Go Go Jerome(Composer Unknown)
unissued
f. 64VK606 Torture(Composer Unknown)
unissued

Donald Byrd (ldr) on d-f; Cal Tjader (ldr) on a-c; Jimmy Heath (ts) on a-c; Kenny Burrell (g) on a-c; Bob Bushnell (eb) on a-c; Grady Tate (d) on a-c; Armando Peraza (bgo) on a-c, (cga) on a-c, (per) on a-c; Alberto Valdes (cga) on a-c, (per) on a-c.

b. listed with "composer unknown" on the Verve CD, but it is in fact a Gary McFarland tune, recorded as "Over Easy" in August 1965 for his LP "The In Sound". He may have written the arrangements for the session.
The three tracks under Donald Byrd's leadership were recorded at the same session, or one immediately following on the same day, personnel was not documented but probably includes some of the players from the Tjader tracks. Their master numbers are adjacent to those of the Tjader tracks of the November 20 session. The sequence of master numbers suggests that the three Tjader tracks might already have been attempted at the November 19 session.


 

Date: June 1, 1965
Location: A. & R. Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Verve
Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Paul Griffin (p), Richard Davis (b), Grady Tate (d), Armando Peraza (cga, per), Sol Gubin (per)

a. 65VK353 The Whiffenpoof Song - 2:34(Meade Minnigerode, George S. Pomeroy, Tod B. Galloway, Rudy Vallee)
Verve 45VK10364
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8626 — Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8725 — The Best of Cal Tjader
Verve CD521 858-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 39 - Cal Tjader
The Entertainers CDCD 374 — Cal Tjader
Verve CD549 111-2 — Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof
b. 65VK354 Doxy - 4:15(Sonny Rollins)
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8626 — Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof
Verve LP 12"2V6-8820 — Doxy
Verve LP 12"V3HB-8843 — Return Engagement
Verve CD549 111-2 — Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof
c. 65VK355 Reza - 4:04(Eduardo de Góes "Edu" Lobo, Ruy Guerra)
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8626 — Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof
Verve LP 12"2V6-8820 — Doxy
Verve LP 12"V3HB-8843 — Return Engagement
Verve CD3145319332 — Jazz 'Round Midnight 12 - Cal Tjader
Verve CD549 111-2 — Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof
d. 65VK356 Bossa(Donald Byrd)
unissued
e. 65VK357 Davito(Cal Tjader)
unissued
f. 65VK358 Soul Motion - 3:08(Cal Tjader)
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8626 — Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof
Verve LP 12"2V6-8820 — Doxy
Verve CD549 111-2 — Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof
Verve CD060075312039 — Soulful Vibes - Cal Tjader
g. 65VK359 This Is Africa(Armando Peraza)
unissued
h. 65VK340 Taboo(Ernesto Lecuona, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
unissued

Personnel listings based on the credits on the CD reissue and the Verve discography, those on the original LP are incorrect.
Some reissues identify track c as "Reza (originally "Reza e Aleluia)", which is not accurate. Lobo recorded these two pieces for his debut LP, they were separate tracks, although both refer to Afro-Brazilian religion. Tjader had both in the band book but recorded them years apart.
The composer of d. "Bossa" is not identified in the Verve discography, but Donald Byrd recorded his tune with this title on December 14, 1964 for Verve, i.e. shortly after the Tjader sessions he was involved in.


 

Date: June 2, 1965
Location: A. & R. Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Verve
Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Paul Griffin (p), Richard Davis (b), Grady Tate (d), Armando Peraza (cga), Sol Gubin (per)

a. 65VK382 Daddy Wong Legs - 5:41(Cal Tjader)
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8626 — Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof
Verve LP 12"2V6-8820 — Doxy
Verve LP 12"V3HB-8843 — Return Engagement
Verve CD521 858-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 39 - Cal Tjader
The Entertainers CDCD 374 — Cal Tjader
Verve CD559 702-2 — The Ultimate Cal Tjader - Selected By Eddie Palmieri
Verve CD549 111-2 — Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof
Verve CD060075312039 — Soulful Vibes - Cal Tjader
b. 65VK383 Mambo(Composer Unknown)
unissued
c. 65VK384 Guarachi Guaro [aka Soul Sauce](Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo)
unissued

c as "Wachi" in the Verve discography, probably a mistitling of Guarachi Guaro. Track a is dedicated to jazz journalist Herb Wong.


 

Date: June 22, 1965
Location: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Label: Verve
Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Lonnie Hewitt (p), John Terry Hilliard (b), Johnny Rae (d), Armando Peraza (cga, per)

a. 65VK405 Tin Tin Deo [aka Soul Bird] - 2:39(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo)
Verve 45VK10364
Verve LP 12"2V6-8820 — Doxy
Verve LP 12"V3HB-8843 — Return Engagement
Verve CD521 858-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 39 - Cal Tjader
The Entertainers CDCD 374 — Cal Tjader
Verve CD559 702-2 — The Ultimate Cal Tjader - Selected By Eddie Palmieri
b. 65VK406 The Prophet - 2:58(Cal Tjader)
c. 65VK407 Samba De Orfeu - 1:59(Luiz Bonfá, Antonio María)
Verve LP 12"2615 062 — Jazz Samba
d. 65VK408 Sonny Boy - 3:30(Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson, Al Jolson)
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8725 — The Best of Cal Tjader
e. 65VK409 Shiny Stockings - 2:31(Frank Foster)
f. 65VK410 How High The Moon - 4:06(Nancy Hamilton, W. Morgan Lewis)
g. 65VK411 That's All - 2:02(Bob Haymes, Alan Brandt)
Verve LP 12"2V6-8820 — Doxy
All titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6-8626 — Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof
Verve CD549 111-2 — Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof

Armando Peraza (cga) on a, c-g, (per) on a, c-g.

a. as Soul Bird.
Personnel listings based on the credits of the CD reissue and the Verve discography, those on the original LP are incorrect. Terry Hilliard confirmed them.


 

Date: September 19, 1965
Location: Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, California

Cal Tjader (ldr), Dizzy Gillespie (t), Cal Tjader (vib, gui), Al Zulaica (p), John Terry Hilliard (b), Rudy Collins (d), Johnny Rae (tim), Armando Peraza (bgo, cga), Big Black (cga)

a.   Guarachi Guaro [aka Soul Sauce] - 11:57(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo)
  I Giganti Del Jazz LP 12"GJ 52 — Lester Young / Dizzy Gillespie / Cal Tjader
Los Grandes del Jazz LP 12"GJ 52 — Lester Young / Dizzy Gillespie / Cal Tjader
Europa Jazz LP 12"EJ-1051 — Woody Herman / Dizzy Gillespie / Cal Tjader

On all three issues the track is listed as Soul Sauce. All three issues were on labels of the Italian Curcio company.
The cover gives 1961 as year of recording, but Terry Hilliard confirms the recording took place at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1965 with Gillespie joining the Tjader band as a special guest. Gillespie's conga player Big Black is listed in the LP credits, although Hilliard cannot recall any Gillespie band members joining them. Another source confirms the participation of Gillespie's drummer of the time, Rudy Collins; since drums and timbales as well as congas and bongos are all audible at the same time, this personnel seems plausible.


 

Date: February 9, 1966
Location: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Label: Verve
Soul Burst

Cal Tjader (ldr), Jerome Richardson (f), Cal Tjader (vib, cym), Chick Corea (p), Bobby Rodriguez (b), José Mangual, Sr. (bgo), Carlos "Patato" Valdez (cga), Victor Pantoja (per)

a. 66VK244 Curaçao - 6:15(Cal Tjader)
Verve CD521 858-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 39 - Cal Tjader
Verve CD559 702-2 — The Ultimate Cal Tjader - Selected By Eddie Palmieri
b. 66VK245 Soul Burst [Guajera] - 4:38(Cal Tjader)
Verve CD841 131-2 — Compact Jazz: Cal Tjader
Verve CD531 562-2 — talkin' Verve - roots of acid jazz: Cal Tjader
Both titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6-8637 — Soul Burst
Verve LP 12"2V6-8820 — Doxy
Verve LP 12"V3HB-8843 — Return Engagement
Verve CD557 446-2 — Soul Burst
Folio Jazz Collection CDEFVEi 026 — Soul Burst
Verve CD060075312039 — Soulful Vibes - Cal Tjader
Clinck Records CDCRCD3330 — Soul Burst
Vivid Sound CD? — Soul Burst

Jerome Richardson (f) on a; Cal Tjader (cym) on a.


 

Date: February 10, 1966
Location: Rudy Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Label: Verve
Soul Burst

Cal Tjader (ldr), Jerry Dodgion, Seldon Powell (f), Cal Tjader (vib, cab), Chick Corea (p), Bobby Rodriguez (b), Carlos "Patato" Valdez (cga), José Mangual, Sr., Victor Pantoja (per)

a. 66VK246-27 Oran - 3:58(Chick Corea) / arr: Chick Corea
Verve CD841 131-2 — Compact Jazz: Cal Tjader
Verve CD527 903-2 — More Than Mambo: The Introduction To Afro-Cuban Jazz
b. 66VK247-31 Morning - 2:56(Clare Fischer)
More Groove 45MGE 229 — Cause I Need It / Morning
Verve LP 12"2V6-8820 — Doxy
Verve LP 12"V3HB-8843 — Return Engagement
c. 66VK248 It Didn't End [Nao Se Acabou] - 3:55(João Donato)
Verve CD841 131-2 — Compact Jazz: Cal Tjader
Verve CD527 903-2 — More Than Mambo: The Introduction To Afro-Cuban Jazz
Verve CD060075312039 — Soulful Vibes - Cal Tjader
d. 66VK249 Descarga Cubana - 2:55(Diaz Osvaldo Estivill)
Verve CD841 131-2 — Compact Jazz: Cal Tjader
Verve CD527 903-2 — More Than Mambo: The Introduction To Afro-Cuban Jazz
All titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6-8637 — Soul Burst
Verve CD557 446-2 — Soul Burst
Folio Jazz Collection CDEFVEi 026 — Soul Burst
Clinck Records CDCRCD3330 — Soul Burst
Vivid Sound CD? — Soul Burst

Cal Tjader (cab) on c.

The 45 rpm single on the More Groove label was an unofficial release in Japan only, the reverse side was a track harpist Dorothy Ashby recorded for the Cadet label.


 

Date: February 11, 1966
Location: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Label: Verve
Soul Burst

Cal Tjader (ldr), Jerome Richardson (f), Cal Tjader (vib), Attila Zoller (g), Chick Corea (p), Richard Davis (b), Grady Tate (d), Carlos "Patato" Valdez (cga, v), José Mangual, Sr. (per), unknown (str)

a. 66VK250 Manteca - 6:34(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo, Walter 'Gil' Fuller) / arr: Oliver Nelson
Verve LP 12"2V6-8820 — Doxy
Verve CD841 131-2 — Compact Jazz: Cal Tjader
Verve CD531 562-2 — talkin' Verve - roots of acid jazz: Cal Tjader
b. 66VK251-49 Cuchy Frito Man - 2:20(Ray Rivera, Vin Roddie) / arr: Oliver Nelson
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8725 — The Best of Cal Tjader
Verve CD521 858-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 39 - Cal Tjader
The Entertainers CDCD 374 — Cal Tjader
c. 66VK252 My Ship - 2:59(Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Oliver Nelson
Verve LP 12"2V6-8820 — Doxy
d. 66VK253-52 Bilbao Song - 2:16(Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht) / arr: Oliver Nelson
Verve LP 12"2V6-8820 — Doxy
All titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6-8637 — Soul Burst
Verve CD557 446-2 — Soul Burst
Folio Jazz Collection CDEFVEi 026 — Soul Burst
Clinck Records CDCRCD3330 — Soul Burst
Vivid Sound CD? — Soul Burst

Carlos "Patato" Valdez (cga) on a-b, (v) on a-b; José Mangual, Sr. (per) on a-b; unknown (str) on c.

On My Ship, an uncredited string section can be heard in the background.


 

Date: May 24, 1966
Location: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Label: Verve
el sonido nuevo

Eddie Palmieri, Cal Tjader (ldr), George Castro (f, per), Julian Priester, José "Papo" Rodriguez, Mark Weinstein (tb), Barry Rogers (tb, cga), Cal Tjader (vib), Eddie Palmieri (p), Bobby Rodriguez (b), Manny Oquendo (tim), Tommy Lopez (cga), Ismael Quintana (per)

a. 100517 Ritmo Uni - 3:51(Eduardo Palmieri, José Rodriguez) / arr: Eddie Palmieri
b. 100518 Picadillo - 7:04(Tito Puente) / arr: Eddie Palmieri
Verve CD531 562-2 — talkin' Verve - roots of acid jazz: Cal Tjader
Both titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6-8651 — el sonido nuevo
MGM Latino LP 12"LAT 10008 — el sonido nuevo
Verve CD519 812-2 — el sonido nuevo
Verve CD527 903-2 — More Than Mambo: The Introduction To Afro-Cuban Jazz
Verve CD559 702-2 — The Ultimate Cal Tjader - Selected By Eddie Palmieri
Verve CD0602498623992 — Masters At Work Present Latin Verve Sounds

 

Date: May 25, 1966
Location: Ruday Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Label: Verve
el sonido nuevo

Eddie Palmieri, Cal Tjader (ldr), George Castro (f, per), Julian Priester, José "Papo" Rodriguez, Mark Weinstein (tb), Barry Rogers (tb, cga), Cal Tjader (vib), Eddie Palmieri (p), Bobby Rodriguez (b), Manny Oquendo (tim, v), Tommy Lopez (cga, v), Ismael Quintana (per, v)

a. 100516 Guajira En Azul - 3:26(Eduardo Palmieri, Cal Tjader) / arr: Claus Ogerman
Verve 45VK 10431 — Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri
Verve CD527 903-2 — More Than Mambo: The Introduction To Afro-Cuban Jazz
Verve CD559 702-2 — The Ultimate Cal Tjader - Selected By Eddie Palmieri
b. 100521 On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) - 1:53(Alan Jay Lerner, Burton Lane) / arr: Eddie Palmieri
Both titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6-8651 — el sonido nuevo
MGM Latino LP 12"LAT 10008 — el sonido nuevo
Verve CD519 812-2 — el sonido nuevo

Tommy Lopez (v) on a; Manny Oquendo (v) on a; Ismael Quintana (v) on a.


 

Date: May 26, 1966
Location: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Label: Verve
el sonido nuevo

Eddie Palmieri, Cal Tjader (ldr), George Castro (f, per), Julian Priester, José "Papo" Rodriguez, Mark Weinstein (tb), Barry Rogers (tb, cga), Cal Tjader (vib), Eddie Palmieri (p), Bobby Rodriguez (b), Manny Oquendo (tim), Tommy Lopez (cga), Ismael Quintana (per)

a. 100515 Los Jibaros - 2:44(Ray Rivera, Vin Roddie) / arr: Claus Ogerman
Verve CD531 562-2 — talkin' Verve - roots of acid jazz: Cal Tjader
Verve CD0600753079249 — The Soul Of Jazz (Jazz Club)
b. 100519 Modesty [Theme from "Modesty Blaise"] - 2:28(John Dankworth, Adolph Green) / arr: Claus Ogerman
Verve 45VK 10431 — Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri
Verve CD0600753079249 — The Soul Of Jazz (Jazz Club)
Verve CD060075312039 — Soulful Vibes - Cal Tjader
c. 100520 Unidos - 4:34(Eduardo Palmieri, Cal Tjader) / arr: Claus Ogerman
d. 100522 El Sonido Nuevo - 5:02(Cal Tjader, Eduardo Palmieri) / arr: Claus Ogerman
Verve CD517 956-2 — Compact Jazz: Best Of Latin Jazz
Verve CD060075312039 — Soulful Vibes - Cal Tjader
All titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6-8651 — el sonido nuevo
MGM Latino LP 12"LAT 10008 — el sonido nuevo
Verve CD519 812-2 — el sonido nuevo

 

Date: possibly June 1966
Location: probably New York City
Label: Tico
Bamboléate

Eddie Palmieri, Cal Tjader (ldr), José "Papo" Rodriguez, Barry Rogers, Mark Weinstein (tb), unidentified (tb, gui, cga, v), Cal Tjader (vib), Eddie Palmieri (p), Dave Pérez (b), Manny Oquendo (d, tam, tim, bgo, cga), Ismael Quintana (cvs, cwb, per, v), Tommy Lopez (cga)

a.   Bamboléate - 3:23(Eduardo Palmieri)
Tico 45T-483 — Eddie Palmieri & Cal Tjader
b.   We've Loved Before - 2:28(Henry Mancini)
c.   Resemblance - 5:38(Eduardo Palmieri)
d.   Mi Montuno - 5:21(Eduardo Palmieri, José Rodriguez)
Fania CDJM676 — Jazz Man
e.   Samba Do Sueño - 3:52(Cal Tjader)
f.   Guajira Candela - 3:46(Eduardo Palmieri)
g.   Pancho's Seis Por Ocho - 5:36(Eduardo Palmieri)
h.   Come An' Get It - 3:04(Mark Weinstein)
Tico 45T-483 — Eddie Palmieri & Cal Tjader
All titles on: Tico LP 12"SLP-1150 — Bamboléate
Fania LP 12"SLP-1150 — Bamboléate
Charly Caliente LP 12"HOT 130 — Bamboléate
Vampi Soul LP 12"VAMPI 018 — Bamboléate
third CD33334 — Bamboléate
Charly Caliente CDHOT 194 — Bamboléate
Vampi Soul CDVAMPICD 018 — Bamboléate
Fania CDTSLPCD 1414 — Bamboléate

José "Papo" Rodriguez (tb) on a-b, f, h; Barry Rogers (tb) on a-b, f, h; unidentified (tb) on e, (gui) on f, (cga) on g, (v) on a, d, f; Mark Weinstein (tb) on a-b, f, h; Manny Oquendo (d) on c, h, (tam) on e, (tim) on a, d, f-g, (bgo) on b, (cga) on g; Ismael Quintana (cvs) on d-e, (cwb) on a, g, (per) on h, (v) on a, d, f; Tommy Lopez (cga) on a-b, d-h.

There are no personnel or recording credits on this album. It was probably recorded in proximity to the preceding Verve session with Palmieri's band "La Perfecta", whose regular members are listed. One of the trombonists plays a solo during the fadeout of track e. although there is no section playing. The unidentified vocals and percussion most likely are by band members.


 

Date: January 17-19, 1967
Location: Club El Matador, San Francisco, California
Label: Verve

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, gui), Al Zulaica (p), Stanley Gilbert (b), Carl Burnett (d), Armando Peraza (cga)

a. 102482 Los Bandidos - 7:41(Cal Tjader)
  Verve LP 12"V/V6-8671 — Along Comes Cal
Verve CD841 131-2 — Compact Jazz: Cal Tjader
Verve CD519 812-2 — el sonido nuevo
Verve CD531 562-2 — talkin' Verve - roots of acid jazz: Cal Tjader

Other titles recorded were rejected. The exact date is from a newspaper article by Russ Wilson.
There is an entry in the Verve discography for Samba Do Sueño for this session with this master number, but that track clearly is a studio recording. My guess is the master numbers of both tracks were mixed up.


 

Date: March 28, 1967
Location: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Label: Verve
Along Comes Cal

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Chick Corea (p), Derek Smith (org), Bobby Rodriguez (b), Grady Tate (d), Armando Peraza (bgo, per), Ray Barretto (cga), Chico O'Farrill (con)

a. 101976 Green Peppers - 3:25(Sol Lake [Lachoff]) / arr: Chico O'Farrill
b. 101979 Along Comes Mary - 3:17(Almer Tandyn) / arr: Chico O'Farrill
Verve CD519 812-2 — el sonido nuevo
Verve CD0600753079249 — The Soul Of Jazz (Jazz Club)
c. 101980 Our Day Will Come - 2:35(Bob Hilliard, Mort Garson) / arr: Chico O'Farrill
d. 101981 Similau - 2:45(Arden Clar, Harry Coleman) / arr: Chico O'Farrill
e. 101982 Samba Do Sueño - 5:48(Cal Tjader) / arr: Cal Tjader
Verve CD841 131-2 — Compact Jazz: Cal Tjader
Verve CD531 562-2 — talkin' Verve - roots of acid jazz: Cal Tjader
Verve CD060075312039 — Soulful Vibes - Cal Tjader
All titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6-8671 — Along Comes Cal

Derek Smith (org) on a-c, e; Armando Peraza (bgo) on a-b, d-e, (per) on a-b, d-e; Ray Barretto (cga) on a-b, d-e; Chico O'Farrill (con) on a-d.

e attributed in the Verve discography to the January 1967 live recording, but it is clearly audible it is a studio track with the players from the March 1967 sessions. This could be a misinterpretation of the album credits, which state that e and the one live track from January 1967 are the only tunes not arranged by Chico O'Farrill. Furthermore, it looks like the master numbers of Samba Do Sueño and Los Bandidos were mixed up. This listing corrects these errors.


 

Date: March 29, 1967
Location: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Label: Verve
Along Comes Cal

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Chick Corea (p), Bobby Rodriguez (b), Grady Tate (d), Armando Peraza (bgo, cga, cwb), Ray Barretto (cga), unknown (v), Chico O'Farrill (con)

a. 101974 Cuando Cuando Que Sera - 2:50(Wes Farrell, Dee Marak) / arr: Chico O'Farrill
Verve 45VK-10552
Verve CD531 562-2 — talkin' Verve - roots of acid jazz: Cal Tjader
b. 101975 'Round Midnight - 3:00(Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen) / arr: Chico O'Farrill
Verve CD3145319332 — Jazz 'Round Midnight 12 - Cal Tjader
c. 101980 Yellow Days - 2:15(Alvaro Carrillo Alarcón, Alan Bernstein) / arr: Chico O'Farrill
Verve CD519 812-2 — el sonido nuevo
d. 101978 Trick Or Treat - 2:12(Victoria Pike, Teddy Randazzo) / arr: Chico O'Farrill
Verve 45VK-10552
All titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6-8671 — Along Comes Cal

 

Date: September 19, 1967
Location: United Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California
Label: Verve
The Prophet

Cal Tjader (ldr), Marvin Stamm (t), Hubert Laws (f), Cal Tjader (vib), João Donato (org), Red Mitchell (b), Ed Thigpen (d), unknown (per, str, v), Don Sebesky (con)

a. L538 Warm Song - 3:41(João Donato) / arr: Don Sebesky
b. L539 Souled Out - 4:17(Cal Tjader) / arr: Don Sebesky
Verve CD060075312039 — Soulful Vibes - Cal Tjader
c. L540 A Time For Love - 3:05(Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) / arr: Don Sebesky
Verve LP 12"V3HB-8843 — Return Engagement
d. L541 The Prophet - 4:30(Cal Tjader) / arr: Don Sebesky
Verve CD521 858-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 39 - Cal Tjader
The Entertainers CDCD 374 — Cal Tjader
Verve CD559 702-2 — The Ultimate Cal Tjader - Selected By Eddie Palmieri
Verve CD060075312039 — Soulful Vibes - Cal Tjader
e. L542 Aquarius - 3:39(João Donato) / arr: Don Sebesky
f. L543 The Loner - 3:53(Cal Tjader) / arr: Don Sebesky
Verve CD3145319332 — Jazz 'Round Midnight 12 - Cal Tjader
g. L544 Tema Teimoso - 2:51(João Donato) / arr: Don Sebesky
h. L545 Cal's Bluedoo - 5:34(Cal Tjader) / arr: Don Sebesky
Verve LP 12"V3HB-8843 — Return Engagement
Verve CD521 858-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 39 - Cal Tjader
Verve CD531 562-2 — talkin' Verve - roots of acid jazz: Cal Tjader
The Entertainers CDCD 374 — Cal Tjader
Verve CD060075312039 — Soulful Vibes - Cal Tjader
All titles on: Verve LP 12"V6-8769 — The Prophet
Verve LP 12"SW-92031 — The Prophet
Pony Canyon CDPOCJ-2779 — The Prophet
Universal (Japan) CDUCCU-90171 — The Prophet

unknown (per) on b, h.

According to the liner notes, Don Sebesky was sent the tapes of the basic tracks and lead sheets to write arrangements after the recording session of the rhythm quartet. Flute, brass, voices, percussion, and strings were overdubbed in a New York studio at a later date early in 1968. Stamm and Laws are credited in the liner notes; in some tracks multiple flute and brass parts are audible, but it is not clear whether there are additional players involved or they overdubbed.
In all other discographies João Donato is credited as pianist on this date, but he plays organ, there is no piano audible! There are no separate personnel credits, but the liner notes mention Donato playing organ, as well as Mitchell and Thigpen.


 

Date: October 2, 1967
Location: Los Angeles, California
Label: Verve
Hip Vibrations

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib)

a. L 558rej Moanin'(Bobby Timmons) / arr: Benny Golson
b. L 559rej Canto De Ossanha(Baden Powell, Vinicius DeMoraes) / arr: Benny Golson
c. L 560rej Blues March(Benny Golson) / arr: Benny Golson
d. L 561rej Django(John Lewis) / arr: Benny Golson
e. L 562rej Waltz For Diane(Luiz Henrique) / arr: Benny Golson
f. L 563rej Hip Vibrations(Cal Tjader) / arr: Benny Golson
g. L 564rej Sweet Honey Bee(Duke Pearson) / arr: Benny Golson
h. L 565rej Windy(Ruthann Friedman) / arr: Benny Golson
i. L 566rej Georgy Girl(Jim Dale, Tom Springfield) / arr: Benny Golson
All titles unissued.  

Other performers unknown. This session was rejected and re-recorded in New York in December, 1967. It could be that Bobby Bryant's arrangements of three tunes were already used (see next session).


 

Date: December 12, 1967
Location: New York City
Label: Verve
Hip Vibrations

Cal Tjader (ldr), Ernie Royal, Marvin Stamm (t, fh), Jerome Richardson (f, ts, bar), J. J. Johnson (tb), Alan Raph (btb), Cal Tjader (vib), Patti Bown, John Bunch, Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter, Richard Davis (b), Mel Lewis (d), Ray Barretto (cga), Bobby Rosengarden (per)

a. 104122 Blues March - 6:26(Benny Golson) / arr: Benny Golson
b. 104123 Georgy Girl - 2:43(Jim Dale, Tom Springfield) / arr: Benny Golson
c. 104128 Django - 6:05(John Lewis) / arr: Benny Golson
d. 104129 Moanin' - 3:13(Bobby Timmons) / arr: Bobby Bryant
Verve LP 12"2V6-8820 — Doxy
Verve LP 12"V3HB-8843 — Return Engagement
Verve CD521 858-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 39 - Cal Tjader
The Entertainers CDCD 374 — Cal Tjader
e. 104130 Canto De Ossanha - 4:55(Baden Powell, Vinicius DeMoraes) / arr: Benny Golson
f. 104124 Hip Vibrations - 3:49(Cal Tjader) / arr: Bobby Bryant
Verve LP 12"2V6-8820 — Doxy
Verve CD521 858-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 39 - Cal Tjader
The Entertainers CDCD 374 — Cal Tjader
g. 104126 Windy - 3:29(Ruthann Friedman) / arr: Benny Golson
h. 104125 Waltz For Diane - 4:32(Luiz Henrique) / arr: Bobby Bryant
i. 104127 Sweet Honey Bee - 3:29(Duke Pearson) / arr: Benny Golson
Verve LP 12"2V6-8820 — Doxy
Verve LP 12"V3HB-8843 — Return Engagement
All titles on: Verve LP 12"SVLP 9215 — Hip Vibrations
Verve LP 12"V/V6-8730 — Hip Vibrations

Patti Bown (p) on f-g; John Bunch (p) on h-i; Herbie Hancock (p) on a-e; Ron Carter (b) on a-e, h-i; Richard Davis (b) on f-g.

It seems this album was recorded at three separate sessions over the course of one day involving different rhythm sections. The master numbers were attributed in LP track sequence.


 

Date: probably early 1968
Location: Hollywood, CA
For Singles Only

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib)

a.   unknown titles
unissued  

The Cal Tjader band is seen playing in the movie "For Singles Only" (released first on June 5, 1968).


 

Date: January 15, 1968
Location: A. & R. Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Skye
Solar Heat

Cal Tjader (ldr), Johnny Pacheco (f), Gary McFarland, Cal Tjader (vib), Mike Abene (ep, hps), João Donato (org), Bobby Rodriguez (b), Chuck Rainey (eb), Grady Tate (d), Orestes Vilato (tim, bgo, per), Ray Barretto (bgo, cga)

a.   Ode To Billie Joe - 2:55(Bobbie Gentry) / arr: Gary McFarland
Skye 4545-452
Vampi Soul 4545002
Buddah LP 12"BDS-19K — Tjader-ade
b.   Never My Love - 2:48(Donald J. Addrisi, Richard P. Addrisi) / arr: Gary McFarland
Buddah LP 12"BDS-19K — Tjader-ade
Vampi Soul LP 12"038 — Solar Heat / Sounds Out Burt Bacharach
c.   Felicidade - 2:35(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius De Moraes) / arr: Gary McFarland
d.   Mambo Sangria - 2:38(Cal Tjader) / arr: Gary McFarland
Vampi Soul LP 12"038 — Solar Heat / Sounds Out Burt Bacharach
e.   Here - 3:25(Dave MacKay) / arr: Gary McFarland
Buddah LP 12"BDS-19K — Tjader-ade
f.   Fried Bananas - 2:36(Gary McFarland) / arr: Gary McFarland
Vampi Soul LP 12"038 — Solar Heat / Sounds Out Burt Bacharach
g.   Amazonas - 2:25(João Donato) / arr: Gary McFarland
h.   La Bamba - 2:56(Richie Valens) / arr: Gary McFarland
Vampi Soul LP 12"038 — Solar Heat / Sounds Out Burt Bacharach
i.   Eye Of The Devil [aka 13 (Death March)] - 2:16(Gary McFarland) / arr: Gary McFarland
Vampi Soul LP 12"038 — Solar Heat / Sounds Out Burt Bacharach
j.   Solar Heat - 2:30(Cal Tjader) / arr: Gary McFarland
Skye 4545-452
Vampi Soul 4545002
Buddah LP 12"BDS-19K — Tjader-ade
All titles on: Skye LP 12"SK-1 — Solar Heat
Fontana LP 12"STL 5527 — Solar Heat
Gryphon LP 12"G 919 — Solar Heat
Rhapsody LP 12"RHAP 13 — Solar Heat
Modern Harmonic LP 12"MH-8036 — Solar Heat
Faboulus CDFABCD200 — Mambo Sangria
BOA CD1010 — Mambo Sangria
High Definition Classics CDHDJ 4078 — Solar Heat
Dunhill CDDJZ-618 — Solar Heat
Vampi Soul CD038 — Solar Heat / Sounds Out Burt Bacharach
Skye CDMZCS-1101 — Solar Heat

Johnny Pacheco (f) on h; Gary McFarland (vib) on e-f; Mike Abene (ep) on b-c, e-g, j, (hps) on a; Bobby Rodriguez (b) on b, d, h; Chuck Rainey (eb) on a, c, e-g, i-j; Grady Tate (d) on a-c, e-j; Orestes Vilato (tim) on c-d, h, (bgo) on d, (per) on a-d, f-h, j; Ray Barretto (bgo) on h, (cga) on a-d, f-g, j.

Johnny Pacheco was not credited for contractual reasons. The liner notes state that McFarland played a second set of vibes "on a couple of tunes" - they are audible on two tracks.
Personnel listings are based on aural evidence; this session appears to have been recorded live in the studio except for some percussion and Abene's keyboard overdubs, the latter often sound much like an amplified jazz guitar.


 

Date: probably February 1968
Location: Red Onion Club, Aspen, Colorado
Label: Skye
Latin + Jazz = Cal Tjader

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Joe Kloess (p), Paul Warburton (b), Mike Buono (d), Armando Peraza (cga)

a.   Red Onions [aka Armando's Guajira] - 4:24(Armando Peraza)
b.   Armando's Bossa - 5:36(Armando Peraza)
c.   Why Did I Choose You - 3:12(Herbert Martin, Michael Leonard)
d.   Milo's Other Samba - 5:58(Gary McFarland)
e.   Song For Pat - 5:01(Cal Tjader)
f.   The Touch - 6:17(Joe Kloess)
g.   Colorado Waltz - 6:07(Cal Tjader)
All titles on: Dunhill CDDJZ-604 — Latin + Jazz = Cal Tjader
Audio Fidelity SACDAFZ004 — Latin + Jazz = Cal Tjader

Armando Peraza (cga) on a-b, d-g.

Although the back cover of the Dunhill CD states "Original release date: 1968" there never was a release on LP. This has been corrected on The SACD issue after Duncan Reid informed the label.
A version of Nica's Dream released with this session proves to be identical with the take on Cal Tjader Plugs in from February 20-21, 1969.


 

Date: June 24-25, 1968
Location: Century Sound, New York City
Label: Skye
Wild Thing

Armando Peraza (ldr), Johnny Pacheco (f), Sadao Watanabe (f, as), Sol Schlinger (bar), Garnett Brown (tb), Mike Abene, Chick Corea (p, ep), Bobby Rodriguez (b), Chuck Rainey (eb), Donald McDonald (d), Armando Peraza (bgo, cga), Tommy Lopez (cga, per), Cal Tjader (per)

a.   Wild Thing - 3:39(Chip Taylor) / arr: Mike Abene, Gary McFarland
Skye LP 12"SK-5D — Wild Thing
Dunhill CDDJZ-628 — Wild Thing
Skye CDMZCS-1042 — Wild Thing
b. ed Wild Thing - 2:25(Chip Taylor) / arr: Mike Abene, Gary McFarland
Skye 45457
c.   Mony Mony - 3:40(Bobby Bloom, Ritchie Cordell, Bo Gentry, Tommy James) / arr: Mike Abene, Gary McFarland
Skye LP 12"SK-5D — Wild Thing
Dunhill CDDJZ-628 — Wild Thing
Skye CDMZCS-1042 — Wild Thing
d.   Souled Out - 4:15(Cal Tjader) / arr: Mike Abene, Gary McFarland
Skye LP 12"SK-5D — Wild Thing
Dunhill CDDJZ-628 — Wild Thing
Skye CDMZCS-1042 — Wild Thing
e.   Funky Broadway - 4:23(Christian Arlester) / arr: Mike Abene, Gary McFarland
Skye LP 12"SK-5D — Wild Thing
Dunhill CDDJZ-628 — Wild Thing
Skye CDMZCS-1042 — Wild Thing
f. ed Funky Broadway - 2:57(Christian Arlester) / arr: Mike Abene, Gary McFarland
Skye 45457
g.   Red Onions [aka Armando's Guajira] - 6:47(Armando Peraza) / arr: Mike Abene, Gary McFarland
Skye LP 12"SK-5D — Wild Thing
Dunhill CDDJZ-628 — Wild Thing
Skye CDMZCS-1042 — Wild Thing
h.   Viva Peraza - 4:58(Armando Peraza) / arr: Mike Abene, Gary McFarland
Skye LP 12"SK-5D — Wild Thing
Dunhill CDDJZ-628 — Wild Thing
Skye CDMZCS-1042 — Wild Thing
i.   Al Bajar El Sol - 3:17(Cal Tjader) / arr: Mike Abene, Gary McFarland
Skye LP 12"SK-5D — Wild Thing
Dunhill CDDJZ-628 — Wild Thing
Skye CDMZCS-1042 — Wild Thing
j.   Granny's Samba - 4:15(Gary McFarland) / arr: Mike Abene, Gary McFarland
Skye LP 12"SK-5D — Wild Thing
Dunhill CDDJZ-628 — Wild Thing
Skye CDMZCS-1042 — Wild Thing

Johnny Pacheco (f) on a-e, g-j; Sadao Watanabe (f) on a-d, g-j, (as) on d-f, h-j; Mike Abene (p) on a-b, f, i, (ep) on a-f, h-i; Chick Corea (p) on b, f-h, (ep) on b, f-g; Bobby Rodriguez (b) on g-h; Chuck Rainey (eb) on a-f, i; Armando Peraza (bgo) on b, f, h-i, (cga) on a-g, j; Tommy Lopez (cga) on b, i, (per) on a-h, j.


 

Date: August 6-8, 1968
Location: Western Recording, Los Angeles, California
Label: Skye
Cal Tjader Sounds Out Burt Bacharach

Cal Tjader (ldr), Marvin Stamm (t, fh), George Berg, Lewis Del Gatto, Jerry Dodgion, Joseph Grimaldi, Wally Kane, George Marge, Jerome Richardson (ww), Ray Alonge (frh), Garnett Brown (tb), Cal Tjader (vib), James Helm (g), Mike Melvoin (org), Harvey Newmark (eb), Jim Keltner (d), Henri Albert, Albert Wagner (vn)

a.   Moneypenny Goes For Broke - 2:55(Burt Bacharach, Hal David) / arr: Mike Abene
Skye 4545-4510
Vampi Soul LP 12"038 — Solar Heat / Sounds Out Burt Bacharach
b.   What The World Needs Now Is Love - 4:17(Burt Bacharach, Hal David) / arr: Gary McFarland
c.   Anyone Who had A Heart - 3:11(Burt Bacharach, Hal David) / arr: Alan Foust
Essentials CDESNDCD 221 — Late Night Jazz - The Essential Album
d.   Don't Make Me Over - 3:05(Burt Bacharach, Hal David) / arr: Gary McFarland
Buddah LP 12"BDS-19K — Tjader-ade
e.   A Message To Michael - 4:47(Burt Bacharach, Hal David) / arr: Gary McFarland
Buddah LP 12"BDS-19K — Tjader-ade
Vampi Soul LP 12"038 — Solar Heat / Sounds Out Burt Bacharach
f.   My Little Red Book - 3:15(Burt Bacharach, Hal David) / arr: Mike Abene
Skye 4545-4510
Vampi Soul LP 12"038 — Solar Heat / Sounds Out Burt Bacharach
g.   I Say A Little Prayer For You - 3:26(Burt Bacharach, Hal David) / arr: Mike Abene
Vampi Soul LP 12"038 — Solar Heat / Sounds Out Burt Bacharach
h.   Walk On By - 3:11(Hal David, Burt Bacharach) / arr: Alan Foust
i.   You'll Never Get To Heaven (If You Break My Heart) - 3:10(Burt Bacharach, Hal David) / arr: Mike Abene
Vampi Soul LP 12"038 — Solar Heat / Sounds Out Burt Bacharach
All titles on: Skye LP 12"SK-6 — Cal Tjader Sounds Out Burt Bacharach
Dunhill CDDJZ-633 — Cal Tjader Sounds Out Burt Bacharach
Vampi Soul CD038 — Solar Heat / Sounds Out Burt Bacharach
Skye CDMZCS-1049 — Cal Tjader Sounds Out Burt Bacharach

Woodwinds/saxes and strings overdubbed at a separate session at Gotham Recording, New York City, on August 19, 1968. Overdub personnel may vary on these tracks.


 

Date: September 22, 1968
Location: Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, California

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), Dizzy Gillespie (t), James Moody (f, as, ts), Cal Tjader (vib), Lalo Schifrin (p), Paul West (b), Otis 'Candy' Finch (d), Armando Peraza (cga), Billy Eckstine (v)

a.   Now's The Time(Charlie Parker)
b.   Manteca(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo, Walter 'Gil' Fuller)
Both titles unissued.  

Cal Tjader (vib) on b; Armando Peraza (cga) on b; Billy Eckstine (v) on a.

The Gillespie Quintet played a set of unknown tunes with its regular pianist Mike Longo before guests Eckstine, Schifrin, Tjader, and Peraza joined them.


 

Date: February 20 & 21, 1969
Location: The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, California
Label: Skye
Cal Tjader Plugs In

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, cwb), Al Zulaica (ep), Jim McCabe (eb), Johnny Rae (d, tim), Armando Peraza (cga)

a.   Alonzo - 3:56(Lonnie Hewitt)
Buddah LP 12"BDS-19K — Tjader-ade
b.   Lady Madonna - 3:48(John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
Buddah LP 12"BDS-19K — Tjader-ade
c.   Nica's Dream - 4:51(Horace Silver)
Buddah LP 12"BDS-19K — Tjader-ade
Dunhill CDDJZ-604 — Latin + Jazz = Cal Tjader
Audio Fidelity SACDAFZ004 — Latin + Jazz = Cal Tjader
d.   Spooky - 4:06(Buddy Buie, James Cobb, Gillian Gilbert, Stephen Hague, Peter Hook, Harry Middlebrooks, jr., Stephen Morris, Mike Shapiro, Bernard Sumner)
e.   St. Croix - 5:01(Armando Peraza)
f.   Tra-la-la Song - 2:49(Ritchie Adams, Mark Barkan)
g.   Morning Mist - 2:58(Johnny Griffith, Vance Matlock)
h.   Get Out Of My Way - 6:06(Rick De Silva)
All titles on: Skye LP 12"SK-10 — Cal Tjader Plugs In
Vampi Soul LP 12"028 — Cal Tjader Plugs In
Faboulus CDFABCD200 — Mambo Sangria
BOA CD1010 — Mambo Sangria
High Definition Classics CDHDJ 4078 — Solar Heat
Dunhill CDDJZ-622 — Cal Tjader Plugs In
Skye CDMZCS-1061 — Cal Tjader Plugs In

Johnny Rae (d) on b-d, f-g, (tim) on a, e, h; Armando Peraza (cga) on a, e-f, h; Cal Tjader (cwb) on a.

 

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Cal Tjader Discography Part 3: Fantasy and Concord 1970-1982

by Michael Weil & S. Duncan Reid

Page generated on Mo, 17. Aug 2020


 

Date: Summer 1970
Location: Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Tjader

Cal Tjader (ldr), Bill Atwood, John Coppola, Bill Powers (t), Robert Ferreira (f), Gordon Messick (tb), Cal Tjader (vib, org), Al Zulaica (p, ep), Jim McCabe (b), Dick Berk (d), Johnny Rae (tam), Coke Escovedo (tim), Pete Escovedo, Michael Smithe (cga), Bonnie Flower, Wendy Flower (v)

a.   I Showed Them - 5:58(Cal Tjader) / arr: Ed Bogas
b.   Wear Your Love Like Heaven - 2:30(Donovan Phillips Leitch) / arr: Ed Bogas
c. F-2845 First There Is A Mountain - 4:45(Donovan Phillips Leitch) / arr: Ed Bogas
Fantasy 45659-X
d.   What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life - 6:55(Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
e.   Fresh Air - 3:51(Julius Wechter)
f.   You Keep Me Hangin' On - 3:30(Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr.) / arr: Ed Bogas
g.   She's Leaving Home - 3:59(Paul McCartney, John Lennon) / arr: Ed Bogas
h. F-2844 Evil Ways - 4:19(Sonny Henry) / arr: Ed Bogas
Fantasy 45659-X
Kent Records LP 12"? — modjazz
i.   Mambero - 5:34(Cal Tjader)
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"F-8406 — Tjader
Bellaphon LP 12"BLPS 19050 — Tjader
Fantasy (UK) LP 12"UAS 29183 — Tjader
Liberty (Venezuela) LP 12"13067 — Tjader
Victor (Japan) CDVICJ-23138 — Tjader
Fantasy (Japan) CDVICJ-41871 — Tjader

Bill Atwood (t) on a-c, f-h; John Coppola (t) on a-c, f-h; Bill Powers (t) on a-c, f-h; Robert Ferreira (f) on c; Gordon Messick (tb) on a-c, f-h; Al Zulaica (p) on a-c, f-h, (ep) on d-e, i; Cal Tjader (org) on a-b, e-i; Johnny Rae (tam) on e-f, h-i; Coke Escovedo (tim) on e-f, h-i; Pete Escovedo (cga) on e-f, h-i; Bonnie Flower (v) on e; Wendy Flower (v) on e.

The horns and vocals were overdubbed at separate sessions.


 

Date: spring 1971
Location: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California
Label: Fantasy
Agua Dulce

Luis Gasca, Pat Houston, Frank Snow (t), Gerry Gilmore (f, sax), Mel Martin (f, ts), Bill Perkins (ts), Cal Tjader (vib, gui, bgo), Al Zulaica (ep), Rita Dowling (syn), Phil Escovedo, Ron McClure (b), Jim McCabe (eb), Dick Berk, Lee Charlton (d), Pete Escovedo (gui, bgo, cga, per, v), Michael Smithe (gui, bgo, cga, per), Coke Escovedo (tim), Bonnie Flower, Wendy Flower (v)

a.   Agua Dulce (Cool-Ade) - 4:05(Shuggie Otis, Johnny Otis, Preston Love) / arr: Ed Bogas
Brown Sugar Records LP 12"BSR 1001-1 — Welcome To The Basement
b.   Curaçao - 5:38(Cal Tjader)
c.   Somewhere In The Night - 4:23(Billy May, Milt Raskin)
d.   Gimme Shelter - 2:52(Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) / arr: Ed Bogas
Beat Goes Public LP 12"— Living In The Streets
e.   Ran Kan Kan - 3:00(Tito Puente) / arr: Coke Escovedo, Pete Escovedo, Al Zulaica
Beat Goes Public LP 12"BGP 1003 — Cal's Pals
Luv 'n Haight CD780661001522 — Jazz Dance Classics Vol. 3
f.   Descarga Cubana - 3:05(Diaz Osvaldo Estivill) / arr: Coke Escovedo, Pete Escovedo, Al Zulaica
g.   Invitation - 3:01(Paul Francis Webster, Bronislau Kaper)
h.   Now - 5:25(Dave MacKay, Vicki Hamilton)
i.   Morning - 3:29(Clare Fischer) / arr: Al Zulaica
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"F-8416 — Agua Dulce
Fantasy CDFCD-24737-2 — Descarga
Fantasy (Japan) CDPCD 17517 — Agua Dulce
Beat Goes Public CDCDBGPM 243 — Agua Dulce
P-Vine CDPCD-17517 — Agua Dulce

Rita Dowling (syn) on a, d; Bonnie Flower (v) on b, g-i; Wendy Flower (v) on b, g-i.

The album credits do not identify players of bass, drums, and percussion instruments on specific tracks. The trumpet and sax solos on track h. are by Gasca and Perkins, respectively. Horns and vocals were overdubbed at separate sessions; post-production work was finished in September, 1971.


 

Date: between November 1971 and January 1972
Location: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California
Label: Fantasy
Fritz The Cat

Ed Bogas (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Arthur Adams (eg), Chuck Rainey (eb), Bernard Purdie (d), Kenneth Nash (cga, per)

a.   Mamblues - 3:00(Cal Tjader) / arr: Ed Bogas
Fantasy 45FYK-4922 — Ed Bogas & Ray Shanklin
Jazzman 45JM.086
b.   Duke's Theme - 5:25(Ray Shanklin) / arr: Ed Bogas
Both titles on: Fantasy LP 12"F-6033 — Fritz The Cat (Original Soundtrack Recording)
Fantasy LP 12"F-9406 — Fritz The Cat (Original Soundtrack Recording)
Fantasy LP 12"FYL 34592 — Fritz The Cat (Original Soundtrack)
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4532 — Fritz The Cat (Original Soundtrack Recording)
Moving Image LP 12"9143 — Fritz The Cat (Original Soundtrack Recording)
Fantasy CDFCD-24745-2 — Fritz The Cat / Heavy Traffic (Original Soundtrack Recordings)

 

Date: between November 1971 and January 1972
Location: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California
Label: Fantasy
Fritz The Cat

Ed Bogas (ldr), Mel Martin (ts), Cal Tjader (vib), Chuck Day (eg), Ed Bogas, Ray Shanklin (p, ep), Mel Graves (eb), Lee Charlton (d), Jim Post (v)

a.   You're The Only Girl (I Ever Loved) - 3:10(Ray Shanklin, Ed Bogas, Steve Krantz) / arr: Ed Bogas
  Fantasy 45FYK-4922 — Ed Bogas & Ray Shanklin
Fantasy LP 12"F-6033 — Fritz The Cat (Original Soundtrack Recording)
Fantasy LP 12"F-9406 — Fritz The Cat (Original Soundtrack Recording)
Fantasy LP 12"FYL 34592 — Fritz The Cat (Original Soundtrack)
Fantasy LP 12"MPF-4532 — Fritz The Cat (Original Soundtrack Recording)
Moving Image LP 12"9143 — Fritz The Cat (Original Soundtrack Recording)
Fantasy CDFCD-24745-2 — Fritz The Cat / Heavy Traffic (Original Soundtrack Recordings)

There is an unidentified horn section heard, in which Mel Martin probably played (he is credited for playing on other parts of the soundtrack). The credits do not state who plays which type of piano - both are audible.
Cal Tjader is heard only during the last 30 seconds when a different (instrumental) part of the song is faded in, perhaps recorded at a separate sesssion with only vibes, guitar, electric piano, bass, and drums.


 

Date: early spring 1972
Location: Funky Quarters, San Diego, California
Label: Fantasy
Live at the Funky Quarters

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, gui, cwb), Al Zulaica (ep), John Heard (b), Dick Berk (d, cwb), Michael Smithe (cga)

a.   Leyte - 6:30(Cal Tjader, Lonnie Hewitt)
Fantasy CDFCD-24737-2 — Descarga
b.   Mother And Child - 5:40(John Heard)
Fantasy CDFCD-24737-2 — Descarga
c.   Cubano Chant - 4:54(Ray Bryant)
Fantasy CDFCD-24737-2 — Descarga
d.   Guarachi Guaro [aka Soul Sauce] - 5:48(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo)
Fantasy CDFCD-24737-2 — Descarga
e.   Philadelphia Mambo - 7:00(Tito Puente)
Fantasy CDFCD-24737-2 — Descarga
f.   Davito - 4:10(Cal Tjader)
Fantasy CDFCD-24737-2 — Descarga
g.   Manteca - 7:00(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo, Walter 'Gil' Fuller)
Fantasy CDFCD-24737-2 — Descarga
Fantasy CDFANCD 2006-2 — Vibraphone Jazz
h.   Theme - 2:00(Cal Tjader)
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"F-9409 — Live at the Funky Quarters

Cal Tjader (gui) on a, (cwb) on c, e; Michael Smithe (cga) on a-e, g-h; Dick Berk (cwb) on g.

d. titled Soul Sauce III on all issues; guiro and quijada can be heard on this track, either by uncredited percussionists or overdubbed. On g. handclaps are audible.
e. as "Philly Mambo" on all issues.
On the Fantasy twofer Descarga the last track was omitted due to the CD playing time limit.


 

Date: September 17, 1972
Location: Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, California
Label: Monterey Jazz Festival Records

Cal Tjader (ldr), Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry (t), Cal Tjader (vib), Mike Wolff (ep), Al McKibbon (b), Dick Berk (d), Willie Bobo [William Correa] (tim), Armando Peraza (cga)

a.   Manteca - 12:32(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo, Walter 'Gil' Fuller)
  Monterey Jazz Festival Records CD0888072307018 — The Best Of Cal Tjader: Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-1980
Monterey Jazz Festival Records CDMJFR-30701-25 — The Best Of Cal Tjader: Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival, 1958-1980
Monterey Jazz Festival Records CDUCCO-1059 — The Best Of Cal Tjader: Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-1980

Other titles recorded remain unissued. Contrary to the CD credits bassist John Heard and conga drummer Michael Smithe do not play on this track, but Willie Bobo played timbales (reported by Mike Wolff & documented by a photo).


 

Date: January 26 & 27, 1973
Location: Howard Rumsey's Concerts by the Sea, Redondo Beach, California
Label: Fantasy
Puttin' It Together

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, gui, tim, cwb), Bob Redfield (g), Mike Wolff (ep), John Heard (b), Dick Berk (d), Michael Smithe (tam, cga, cwb)

a.   The Prophet - 7:24(Cal Tjader)
b.   A Time For Love - 3:47(Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
c.   Mambo Inn - 5:42(Bobby Woodlen, Grace Sampson, Mario Bauzá)
d.   Theme - 1:26(Cal Tjader)
e.   Amazonas - 6:27(João Donato)
f.   Manuel Deeghit - 13:25(Cal Tjader)
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"F-9463 — Puttin' It Together

c, d performed as medley.

Bob Redfield (g) on c-d, f; Michael Smithe (tam) on d-e, (cga) on c-d, f, (cwb) on e; Cal Tjader (gui) on f, (tim) on c, f, (cwb) on d, f.

e is misspelled "Amazones" on the label and cover.
The original LP label displayed a different album title, "Bits and Pieces". According to Bob Redfield the recording took place in November, 1972.


 

Date: February 7, 1973
Location: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Label: Fantasy
Last Bolero In Berkeley

Cal Tjader (ldr), Jon Faddis, Victor Paz (t), Frank Wess (f, bar), Seldon Powell (ts), Cal Tjader (vib), Joe Beck (g), Ed Bogas (key), George Duvivier (b), Jimmy Johnson (d), Ralph MacDonald (cga)

a.   Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight - 3:38(James Taylor) / arr: Ed Bogas
b.   Never Can Say Goodbye - 3:01(Clifton Davis) / arr: Ed Bogas
c.   I Want You Back - 3:44(The Corporation) / arr: Ed Bogas
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"F-9446 — Last Bolero In Berkeley
Victor (Japan) CDVICP-60795 — Last Bolero In Berkeley

 

Date: February 8 & 9, 1973
Location: Rudy Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Label: Fantasy
Primo

Cal Tjader (ldr), Louis Laurita, José Merino (t), Bobby Nelson (ts), Jack Jeffers (btb, tu), Cal Tjader (vib), Charlie Palmieri (p, ep), Bobby Rodriguez (b), Enrique Davila, Tito Puente (tim), Willie Rodriguez (bgo), Luis Rodriguez (cga), Victor Aviles, Ismael Quintana, Victor Velasquez (per, v)

a.   Mama Aguela - 4:10(Tito Rodriguez) / arr: Charlie Palmieri
Fantasy LP 12"F-9422 — Primo
b.   Bang! Bang! - 4:00(Joe Cuba, Jaime Sabater) / arr: Charlie Palmieri
Fantasy LP 12"F-9422 — Primo
c.   Gringo City - 5:35(Cal Tjader, Charlie Palmieri) / arr: Charlie Palmieri
Fantasy LP 12"F-9422 — Primo
d.   Vibe Mambo - 3:15(Tito Puente) / arr: Tito Puente
Fantasy LP 12"F-9422 — Primo
e.   Mambo Show - 5:10(Charlie Palmieri) / arr: Charlie Palmieri
Fantasy LP 12"F-9422 — Primo
Beat Goes Public LP 12"BGP 1003 — Cal's Pals
f.   Azucar Mama - 4:15(Heny Alvarez, Rene Hernandez) / arr: Charlie Palmieri
Fantasy LP 12"F-9422 — Primo
g.   La Murga Panamena - 2:59(Willie Colon, Hector Lavoe Perez) / arr: Charlie Palmieri
Fantasy LP 12"F-9422 — Primo
h.   Tangá - 3:08(Mario Bauzá) / arr: Tito Puente
Fantasy LP 12"F-9422 — Primo
i.   El Watusi - 1:46(Ray Barretto) / arr: Charlie Palmieri
Fantasy LP 12"F-9422 — Primo
j. alt Bang! Bang! - 6:03(Joe Cuba, Jaime Sabater) / arr: Charlie Palmieri
All titles on: Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-762-2 — Primo

Charlie Palmieri (p) on g-i, (ep) on a-f, j; Enrique Davila (tim) on a-g, i-j; Tito Puente (tim) on h; Victor Aviles (v) on a-b, f-j; Ismael Quintana (v) on a-b, f-j; Victor Velasquez (v) on a-b, f-j.


 

Date: September 10, 1973
Location: Glenn Glen Studios, Hollywood, California
Label: Fantasy
Last Bolero In Berkeley

Cal Tjader (ldr), Billie Brooks, Melvin Moore (t), Jerome Richardson (pic, f, ss, ts), Herman Riley (ts), Donald Cooke (tb), Cal Tjader (vib, tim, per), Larry Carlton, Randy Oda (eg), Mike Wolff (ep), Ed Bogas (syn), Chuck Rainey (eb), Dick Berk (d), Michael Smithe (cga), Bobbye Hall Porter (per)

a.   Gary's Theme - 7:00(Gary McFarland) / arr: Cal Tjader
b.   Bolero - 6:03(Maurice Ravel) / arr: Ed Bogas
c.   Where Is The Love - 3:05(William Salter, Ralph MacDonald) / arr: Ed Bogas
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"F-9446 — Last Bolero In Berkeley
Victor (Japan) CDVICP-60795 — Last Bolero In Berkeley

Randy Oda (eg) on b.


 

Date: September 11, 1973
Location: Glenn Glen Studios, Hollywood, California
Label: Fantasy
Last Bolero In Berkeley

Cal Tjader (ldr), Billie Brooks, Melvin Moore (t), Jerome Richardson (f, ts), Herman Riley (ts), Donald Cooke (tb), Cal Tjader (vib), Larry Carlton (eg), Mike Wolff (p), Merl Saunders (ep, org), Chuck Rainey (eb), Paul Humphrey (d), King Errisson (cga), Bobbye Hall Porter (per)

a.   Charisma (She's Got) - 4:03(Merl Saunders) / arr: Ed Bogas
b.   Cloudburst - 3:02(Jimmy Harris, Leroy Kirkland, Jon Hendricks) / arr: Ed Bogas
Both titles on: Fantasy LP 12"F-9446 — Last Bolero In Berkeley
Victor (Japan) CDVICP-60795 — Last Bolero In Berkeley

Larry Carlton (eg) on a; Merl Saunders (ep) on a, (org) on a; King Errisson (cga) on a; Bobbye Hall Porter (per) on a.

Tenor sax solos are by Jerome Richardson.


 

Date: September 18-20, 1973
Location: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California
Label: Fantasy
Tambu

Charlie Byrd, Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, tim), Charlie Byrd (acg, eg), Mike Wolff (p, ep), John Heard (b), Joe Byrd (eb), Dick Berk, Mike Stephans (d, per), Michael Smithe (cga), Mailto "Mayuto" Correa (per)

a.   Tambu (Tombo in 7/4) - 6:12(Airto Moreira)
Beat Goes Public LP 12"BGP 1003 — Cal's Pals
b.   Tereza My Love - 4:24(Antonio Carlos Jobim)
c.   Black Narcissus - 5:05(Joe Henderson)
d.   Sad Eyes - 3:04(Mike Wolff)
e.   My Cherie Amour - 4:35(Stevie Wonder, Henry Cosby, Sylvia Rose Moy)
f.   San Francisco River - 4:12(Airto Moreira)
g.   Samba de Oneida - 5:12(Mike Wolff)
h.   Don't Lend Your Guitar To Anyone (Violão Não Se Empresta A Ninguém) - 3:43(Benito Di Paula)
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"F-9453 — Tambu
Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-891-2 — Tambu

Charlie Byrd (acg) on b, d, f-h, (eg) on a, c, e; Mike Wolff (p) on c, (ep) on a, d-h; John Heard (b) on a, d-g; Joe Byrd (eb) on a-c, h; Dick Berk (d) on d-g, (per) on a; Mike Stephans (d) on a-c, h, (per) on a, f-h; Cal Tjader (tim) on a; Michael Smithe (cga) on g.

The "electric" guitar Charlie Byrd plays is a hollow body nylon string guitar with built-in pickups.


 

Date: September 20, 1973
Location: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California
Label: Fantasy
Last Bolero In Berkeley

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, tim), Ed Bogas (ep, syn), John Heard (b), Dick Berk (d), Mailto "Mayuto" Correa (per), Pearl Bonnéy (v)

a.   Curtain Call - 3:04(Ed Bogas) / arr: Ed Bogas
  Fantasy LP 12"F-9446 — Last Bolero In Berkeley
Beat Goes Public LP 12"BGP 1003 — Cal's Pals
Victor (Japan) CDVICP-60795 — Last Bolero In Berkeley

 

Date: early 1970's
Location: Funky Features Studios & Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco, CA
Label: Nucleus Records
MEMO from Memo

Memo Aguirre (ldr), Mel Martin (f, ts), Cal Tjader (vib, per), Memo Aguirre (g, v), John Blakeley (eg), Ed Bogas (p, ep), Richard Greene (eb), Scott Mathews (d), Virginia Ayers, Bobbi Bandervort (bkv)

a.   Lady - 2:43(Memo Aguirre) / arr: Ed Bogas
b.   No Hay Motivos - 2:36(Memo Aguirre) / arr: Ed Bogas
c.   Esos Meses - 2:32(Memo Aguirre) / arr: Ed Bogas
d.   Dina - 2:07(Memo Aguirre) / arr: Ed Bogas
e.   We Can't Go On - 2:24(Memo Aguirre) / arr: Ed Bogas
f.   Así Comprenderas - 2:37(Memo Aguirre) / arr: Ed Bogas
g.   Volver A Tener - 2:18(Memo Aguirre) / arr: Ed Bogas
h.   I'm Gonna Look Again - 1:55(Memo Aguirre) / arr: Ed Bogas
i.   I Walk Along - 2:17(Memo Aguirre) / arr: Ed Bogas
j.   Dimelo De Una Vez - 2:40(Memo Aguirre) / arr: Ed Bogas
All titles on: Nucleus Records LP 12"NV 311 — MEMO from Memo

Mel Martin (f) on a-b, e-f, h-j, (ts) on a-b, d, i-j; Cal Tjader (vib) on a-c, e, i-j, (per) on a-b, d-j; Memo Aguirre (g) on c-e, g, i-j; John Blakeley (eg) on a-b, e-f, h-j; Ed Bogas (p) on c, e, g, i-j, (ep) on a-b, d, f, h; Virginia Ayers (bkv) on a, d, f, h-j; Bobbi Bandervort (bkv) on a, d, f, h-j.

There is no date of recording or issue on the LP cover or label. As Cal Tjader is credited appearing courtesy of Fantasy Records Inc. it should be from the early 1970's when Ed Bogas was Tjader's producer at Fantasy. It is very hard to identify any percussion or vibes playing on any of the tracks of this LP. There are unidentified orchestral parts (probably overdubbed) on several tracks, strings, trumpets, and trombones.
Juan Guillermo Aguirre Mandiola, nicknamed Memo Aguirre and artistically known as Captain Memo, was a singer/songwriter from Chile who moved to California in 1972.

https://www.discogs.com/artist/3132876-Memo-Aguirre
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memo_Aguirre


 

Date: September 1974
Location: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California
Label: Fantasy
Last Night When We Were Young

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib), Eddie Duran (g), Frank Strazzeri (p, ep), Harvey Newmark (b), Dick Berk (d), Bobby Bruce, Robert Jung, George Poole, John Santulis (vn), Marilyn Baker, Alexander Niemann (vl), Nate Gershman (vc)

a.   I Can't Get Started - 6:10(Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Frank Strazzeri
b.   Emily - 5:06(Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Frank Strazzeri
c.   Why Did I Choose You - 5:25(Herbert Martin, Michael Leonard) / arr: Frank Strazzeri
d.   What'll I Do - 2:46(Irving Berlin) / arr: Frank Strazzeri
e.   Last Night When We Were Young - 2:39(Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: Frank Strazzeri
f.   A Child Is Born - 4:12(Thad Jones, Alec Wilder) / arr: Frank Strazzeri
g.   A House Is Not A Home - 3:17(Burt Bacharach, Hal David) / arr: Frank Strazzeri
h.   For All We Know - 7:52(Sam M. Lewis, J. Fred Coots) / arr: Frank Strazzeri
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"F-9482 — Last Night When We Were Young

Eddie Duran (g) on a-b, d, f, h; Frank Strazzeri (p) on a, h; Harvey Newmark (b) on a-f, h; Dick Berk (d) on a-f, h.

The strings were arranged after the recording of the basic quartet/quintet and overdubbed at Village Recorders, Los Angeles, California, in May 1975. They are not heard on track g.


 

Date: September 22, 1974
Location: Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, California
Label: Monterey Jazz Festival Records

Cal Tjader (ldr), Jerome Richardson (ss), Cal Tjader (vib), Frank Strazzeri (ep), Harvey Newmark (b), Dick Berk (d, tim), Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (cga)

a.   Cubano Chant(Ray Bryant)
unissued
b.   Afro Blue - 8:49(Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria)
Monterey Jazz Festival Records CD0888072307018 — The Best Of Cal Tjader: Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-1980
Monterey Jazz Festival Records CDMJFR-30701-25 — The Best Of Cal Tjader: Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival, 1958-1980
Monterey Jazz Festival Records CDUCCO-1059 — The Best Of Cal Tjader: Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-1980

Other titles recorded remain unissued


 

Date: September 22, 1974
Location: Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, California
Label: Nadja
The New Herd At Monterey

Toshiyuki Miyama (ldr), Jon Faddis, Dizzy Gillespie, Shigeru Kaimori, Yoshikazu Kishi, Fumio Shirayama, Kazumi Takeda (t), Atsuo Shirai, Koji Suzuki (f, cl, as), Jerome Richardson (ss), Seiji Inoue, Mamoru Mori, Kermit Scott (ts), Kenichi Tada (bar), Takashi Hayakawa, Teruhiko Kataoka, Ken Uchida, Masamichi Uetaka (tb), Cal Tjader (vib, tim), Kozaburo Yamaki (g), Frank Strazzeri, Kiyoshi Takano (p), Masaaki Ito, Harvey Newmark (b), Isao Yomoda (d), Michael Smithe (bgo), Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (cga), Toshiyuki Miyama (con)

a.   Theme(Composer Unknown) / arr: Kozaburo Yamaki
b.   Snipers Snoose(Composer Unknown) / arr: Kozaburo Yamaki
c.   Furisode(Composer Unknown) / arr: Kozaburo Yamaki
d.   Kappa Shiijo(Composer Unknown) / arr: Kozaburo Yamaki
e.   Pithecanthropus Erectus(Charles Mingus) / arr: Kozaburo Yamaki
f.   La Fiesta(Chick Corea) / arr: Kozaburo Yamaki
g.   Donna Lee(Miles Davis) / arr: Kozaburo Yamaki
h.   Tin Tin Deo [aka Soul Bird](Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo) / arr: Kozaburo Yamaki
i.   Manteca(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo, Walter 'Gil' Fuller) / arr: Kozaburo Yamaki
All titles on: Nadja LP 12"PA-3030/39 — The New Herd At Monterey

Jon Faddis (t) on i; Dizzy Gillespie (t) on g-i; Jerome Richardson (ss) on i; Kermit Scott (ts) on i; Cal Tjader (vib) on i, (tim) on i; Frank Strazzeri (p) on i; Harvey Newmark (b) on i; Michael Smithe (bgo) on i; Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria (cga) on i.

The recording date on the liner notes, September 20 & 23, 1974, is incorrect, a concert review confirms September 22.


 

Date: June 1975
Location: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California
Label: Fantasy
Amazonas

Cal Tjader (ldr), Hermeto Pascoal (f), Raul De Souza (tb), Cal Tjader (vib, mar), David Amaro (g), Egberto Gismonti (p, syn), Aloisio Milanez (p), George Duke (key), Luis Alves (b, eb), Robertinho Silva (d, per), Airto Moreira (per)

a.   Amazonas - 4:30(João Donato) / arr: George Duke, Airto Moreira, Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-9505 — Amazonas
b.   Xibaba - 5:54(Airto Moreira) / arr: George Duke, Airto Moreira, Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-9505 — Amazonas
c.   Mindoro - 4:28(Cal Tjader, Hermeto Pascoal) / arr: George Duke, Airto Moreira, Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-9505 — Amazonas
d.   Flying - 4:08(David Amaro) / arr: George Duke, Airto Moreira, Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-9505 — Amazonas
e.   Corine - 5:14(George Duke) / arr: George Duke, Airto Moreira, Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-9505 — Amazonas
f.   Noa Noa - 4:11(Sergio Mendes) / arr: George Duke, Airto Moreira, Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-9505 — Amazonas
Beat Goes Public LP 12"BGP 1003 — Cal's Pals
g.   Tamanco no Samba [aka Samba Blim] - 5:30(Orlan Divo, Elton Medeiros) / arr: George Duke, Airto Moreira, Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-9505 — Amazonas
h.   Cahuenga - 4:43(Aloisio Milanez) / arr: George Duke, Airto Moreira, Cal Tjader
Fantasy LP 12"F-9505 — Amazonas
i. alt Cahuenga - 9:26(Aloisio Milanez) / arr: George Duke, Airto Moreira, Cal Tjader
All titles on: Original Jazz Classics CDOJCCD-840-2 — Amazonas

Hermeto Pascoal (f) on b-c, h-i; Raul De Souza (tb) on f; Cal Tjader (vib) on b, d-f, h-i, (mar) on a, c, g; David Amaro (g) on a-g; Egberto Gismonti (p) on a-f, h-i, (syn) on a-f; Aloisio Milanez (p) on g; George Duke (key) on a-g; Luis Alves (b) on b, e, (eb) on a, c-d, f-g.

George Duke (key) as Dawili Gonga on all issues. Airto Moreira said in a 2011 radio interview that the album was recorded at Fantasy Studios, not Wally Heider's Recording Studios as stated in the album credits, and that he and Cal Tjader did the arrangements in Los Angeles before the LP was recorded with George Duke, who is credited for the arrangements on all issues.


 

Date: September 21, 1975
Location: Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, California

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), Dizzy Gillespie (t), Roger Glenn (f), Cal Tjader (vib), Al Gafa, Michael Howell (g), Earl May (eb), Mickey Roker (d), Michael Smithe (cga), Kwaku Daddy, Luis Peralta, unknown (per)

a.   Tribute To Ralph Gleason (Blues Improvisation) - 6:41(Dizzy Gillespie)
Malpaso CD9362-46703-2 — Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years
b.   Improvisation - 2:37(collective improvisation)
idem DVDIDVD 1032 — Monterey Jazz Festival '75
Storyville DVD26021 — Highlights of the 18th Annual MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL 1975
c.   Blues - 0:20(Composer Unknown)
idem DVDIDVD 1032 — Monterey Jazz Festival '75
Storyville DVD26021 — Highlights of the 18th Annual MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL 1975
d.   unknown title - 4:07
idem DVDIDVD 1032 — Monterey Jazz Festival '75
Storyville DVD26021 — Highlights of the 18th Annual MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL 1975

Roger Glenn (f) on a, d; Cal Tjader (vib) on a, d; Michael Smithe (cga) on d; Kwaku Daddy (per) on a; Luis Peralta (per) on a; unknown (per) on d.

The DVD credits list only one track titled "Improvisation & Blues" with a total timing of 6:48 minutes. It opens with an accompanied out of tempo solo introduction by Gillespie and then segues into a slow blues tempo for 20 seconds. An obvious edit leads to four minutes of a different piece with solos by Gillespie and Tjader, ended by a theme played in unison by Gillespie and Glenn, probably from the Gillespie bandbook of the time.
Paulinho da Costa was a member of Gillespie's band at the time, but the conga player seen on screen looks more like Tjader's band member, Michael Smithe; another unidentified musician can be seen picking up a cuica from the percussion table, both are hardly audible.
Track a. has not been auditioned; it could be from the same performance or even be (partly?) identical with the DVD track. The credits and date for this track are from the Malpaso CD.


 

Date: May 20, 1976
Location: Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Cal Tjader At Grace Cathedral

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, gui, tim), Lonnie Hewitt (ep), Robb Fisher (b), Pete Riso (d), Poncho Sanchez (cga)

a.   I Showed Them - 11:32(Cal Tjader)
b.   Bluesology - 10:37(Milt Jackson)
c.   Manhã De Carnaval(Luiz Bonfá, Antonio María)
d.   Samba De Orfeu - 14:57(Luiz Bonfá, Antonio María)
e.   Body And Soul - 5:47(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
f.   Theme - 1:41(Cal Tjader)
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"F-9521 — Cal Tjader At Grace Cathedral
Fantasy LP 12"L 361 98 — Cal Tjader At Grace Cathedral
Fantasy (Japan) LP 12"SMJ-6171 — Cal Tjader At Grace Cathedral
Fantasy CDFCD-9677-2 — The Grace Cathedral Concert

c, d performed as medley.

Cal Tjader (gui) on a, (tim) on a, d; Poncho Sanchez (cga) on a, c-d, f.

S. Duncan Reid's research revealed the Cal Tjader performance took place on May 20, not May 22, 1976 as credited on the Fantasy LP. The concert series lasted from May 20 to May 22, 1976.


 

Date: September 1976
Location: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California
Label: Fantasy
Guarabe

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, mar), Bob Redfield (g), Clare Fischer (p, ep), Robb Fisher (b, eb), Pete Riso (d), Poncho Sanchez (gui, bgo, cga, cwb, hnd), Hungaria "Carmelo" Garcia (tim)

a.   Guarabe - 7:47(Clare Fischer) / arr: Clare Fischer
b.   Where Is Love - 3:50(Lionel Bart)
c.   This Masquerade - 6:58(Leon Russell)
d.   Reza - 6:29(Eduardo de Góes "Edu" Lobo, Ruy Guerra)
e.   Black Orchid - 9:04(Cal Tjader)
f.   El Muchacho - 4:30(H. Owen Reed)
All titles on: Fantasy LP 12"F-9533 — Guarabe
Fantasy CDFCD-24743-2 — Here And There

Cal Tjader (vib) on a-d, (mar) on e; Bob Redfield (g) on a, c-e; Clare Fischer (p) on f; Robb Fisher (b) on b, f, (eb) on a, c-e; Poncho Sanchez (gui) on a, e, (bgo) on a, c, (cwb) on a, c, e, (hnd) on a.

On the title track, "Guarabe", orchestral effects were achieved by overdubbing multiple electric piano, guitar, and bass tracks.


 

Date: April 3, 1977
Location: possibly Yubin Chokin Hall, Tokyo, Japan

Art Pepper, Cal Tjader (ldr), Art Pepper (as), Cal Tjader (vib, tam, tim), Bob Redfield (g), Clare Fischer (ep), Robb Fisher (b), Pete Riso (d), Poncho Sanchez (cga)

a.   Body And Soul - 5:35(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
b.   The Spirit Is Here - 5:28(Art Pepper)
c.   Here's That Rainy Day - 5:14(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
d.   Cherokee - 7:07(Ray Noble)
e.   Cuban Fantasy - 4:22(Ray Bryant)
f.   Manhã De Carnaval(Luiz Bonfá, Antonio María)
g. inc Samba De Orfeu - 3:10(Luiz Bonfá, Antonio María)
All titles unissued.  

f, g performed as medley.

Art Pepper (ldr) on b-d, (as) on b-d; Cal Tjader (ldr) on a, e-g, (vib) on a, e-g, (tam) on f-g, (tim) on e; Bob Redfield (g) on e-g; Poncho Sanchez (cga) on b, e-g.

Broacast performance for Japanese radio; private tape exists. Some versions of this recording in circulation among collectors misidentify track g as "Felicidade" and omit Bob Redfield from the list of musicians performing.


 

Date: April 5, 1977
Location: Radio broadcast, Tokyo
Label: Galaxy

Art Pepper (ldr), Art Pepper (as), Cal Tjader (vib), Bob Redfield (g), Clare Fischer (ep), Robb Fisher (b), Pete Riso (d), Poncho Sanchez (cga)

a.   Introduction by Jimmy Lyons - 2:23
b.   Cherokee - 12:03(Ray Noble)
c.   The Spirit Is Here - 5:58(Art Pepper)
d.   Here's That Rainy Day - 6:47(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
e.   Straight Life - 6:27(Art Pepper)
f.   Manteca - 12:59(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo, Walter 'Gil' Fuller)
g.   Manhã De Carnaval - 7:49(Luiz Bonfá, Antonio María)
h.   Samba De Orfeu - 3:00(Luiz Bonfá, Antonio María)
All titles on: Polydor CDJOOJ-20390 — First Live In Japan
Galaxy CDGCD-4201-2 — Tokyo Debut

Cal Tjader (vib) on f-h; Bob Redfield (g) on f-h.

h. misidentified as "Felicidade".
This concert was recorded by Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) radio section, the rights acquired by Art Pepper Music Corporation and licensed for issue. See the liner notes of the Galaxy CD issue for full details. Both issues omit the first set played by the Tjader band without Pepper.


 

Date: June 17, 1977
Location: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Here / Cuban Fantasy

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, tam, tim), Bob Redfield (g), Clare Fischer (ep), Robb Fisher (b, eb), Pete Riso (d), Poncho Sanchez (bgo, cga)

a.   Cuban Fantasy - 6:32(Ray Bryant)
Fantasy CDFCD-24777-2 — Cuban Fantasy
b.   Tu Crees Que? - 5:46(Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria)
Fantasy CDFCD-24777-2 — Cuban Fantasy
c.   Silenciosa - 7:24(Mario Ruiz Armengol)
Fantasy CDFCD-24777-2 — Cuban Fantasy
d.   Liz Anne - 6:49(Cal Tjader)
Galaxy LP 12"(Can) 9366-5121 — Here - Recorded In Performance At The Great American Music Hall
Galaxy LP 12"(Jap) VIJ-6308 — Here - Recorded In Performance At The Great American Music Hall
Galaxy LP 12"(Mex) GX 01-1087 — Here - Recorded In Performance At The Great American Music Hall
Galaxy LP 12"GXY-5121 — Here - Recorded In Performance At The Great American Music Hall
Fantasy CDFCD-24743-2 — Here And There
e.   Morning - 7:49(Clare Fischer)
Galaxy LP 12"(Can) 9366-5121 — Here - Recorded In Performance At The Great American Music Hall
Galaxy LP 12"(Jap) VIJ-6308 — Here - Recorded In Performance At The Great American Music Hall
Galaxy LP 12"(Mex) GX 01-1087 — Here - Recorded In Performance At The Great American Music Hall
Galaxy LP 12"GXY-5121 — Here - Recorded In Performance At The Great American Music Hall
Fantasy CDFCD-24743-2 — Here And There
f.   Here - 8:21(Dave MacKay)
Galaxy LP 12"(Can) 9366-5121 — Here - Recorded In Performance At The Great American Music Hall
Galaxy LP 12"(Jap) VIJ-6308 — Here - Recorded In Performance At The Great American Music Hall
Galaxy LP 12"(Mex) GX 01-1087 — Here - Recorded In Performance At The Great American Music Hall
Galaxy LP 12"GXY-5121 — Here - Recorded In Performance At The Great American Music Hall
Fantasy CDFCD-24743-2 — Here And There
g.   If - 4:53(David Gates)
Galaxy LP 12"(Can) 9366-5121 — Here - Recorded In Performance At The Great American Music Hall
Galaxy LP 12"(Jap) VIJ-6308 — Here - Recorded In Performance At The Great American Music Hall
Galaxy LP 12"(Mex) GX 01-1087 — Here - Recorded In Performance At The Great American Music Hall
Galaxy LP 12"GXY-5121 — Here - Recorded In Performance At The Great American Music Hall
Fantasy CDFCD-24743-2 — Here And There
h.   Gary's Theme - 7:20(Gary McFarland)
Galaxy LP 12"(Can) 9366-5121 — Here - Recorded In Performance At The Great American Music Hall
Galaxy LP 12"(Jap) VIJ-6308 — Here - Recorded In Performance At The Great American Music Hall
Galaxy LP 12"(Mex) GX 01-1087 — Here - Recorded In Performance At The Great American Music Hall
Galaxy LP 12"GXY-5121 — Here - Recorded In Performance At The Great American Music Hall

Cal Tjader (vib) on a-f, h, (tam) on f, h, (tim) on a-c, e; Bob Redfield (g) on a-c, e-f; Robb Fisher (b) on a, c-d, f, h, (eb) on b, e; Pete Riso (d) on a-f, h; Poncho Sanchez (bgo) on b, (cga) on a-c, e-f, h.

Some of tracks d-h may have been recorded June 18, 1977.
On the Fantasy CD issue Gary's Theme is omitted due to playing time limitations.


 

Date: June 18, 1977
Location: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California
Label: Fantasy
Here / Cuban Fantasy

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, tam, tim), Bob Redfield (g), Clare Fischer (ep), Robb Fisher (b, eb), Pete Riso (d), Poncho Sanchez (bgo, cga)

a.   Guarabe - 11:02(Clare Fischer)
Fantasy CDFCD-24777-2 — Cuban Fantasy
b.   Tamanco no Samba [aka Samba Blim] - 12:03(Orlan Divo, Elton Medeiros)
Fantasy CDFCD-24777-2 — Cuban Fantasy
c.   Descarga Cachao - 10:18(Israel Lopez)
Fantasy CDFCD-24777-2 — Cuban Fantasy
d.   I Showed Them - 13:09(Cal Tjader)
Fantasy CDFCD-24777-2 — Cuban Fantasy
e.   Guarachi Guaro [aka Soul Sauce] - 7:26(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo)
Fantasy CDFCD-24777-2 — Cuban Fantasy
f.   Tu Crees Que? - 6:15(Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria)
Galaxy LP 12"(Can) 9366-5121 — Here - Recorded In Performance At The Great American Music Hall
Galaxy LP 12"(Jap) VIJ-6308 — Here - Recorded In Performance At The Great American Music Hall
Galaxy LP 12"(Mex) GX 01-1087 — Here - Recorded In Performance At The Great American Music Hall
Galaxy LP 12"GXY-5121 — Here - Recorded In Performance At The Great American Music Hall
Beat Goes Public LP 12"BGP 1003 — Cal's Pals
Fantasy CDFCD-24743-2 — Here And There

Bob Redfield (g) on a-d, f; Robb Fisher (b) on a-e, (eb) on f; Cal Tjader (tam) on b; Poncho Sanchez (bgo) on c, f.

Track d. misidentified as "Manuel Deeghit"; e misspelled "Guachi Guara".


 

Date: September, 1977
Location: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California
Label: Galaxy
Breathe Easy

Cal Tjader (ldr), Allen Smith (t), Cal Tjader (vib), Hank Jones (p, ep), Monty Budwig (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a.   Tangerine - 8:56(Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer)
b.   If You Could See Me Now - 8:44(Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman)
c.   The Way You Look Tonight - 7:09(Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields)
d.   When Lights Are Low - 8:45(Benny Carter, Spencer Williams)
e.   Just Friends - 6:48(John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis)
f.   Goodbye - 6:52(Gordon Jenkins)
All titles on: Galaxy LP 12"(Jap) SMJ-6253 — Breathe Easy
Galaxy LP 12"(Mex) GX 01-1039 — Breathe Easy
Galaxy LP 12"GXY-5107 — Breathe Easy
Fantasy CDFCD-24764-2 — Extremes

Hank Jones (p) on c, (ep) on a-b, d-f.


 

Date: September 17, 1977
Location: Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, California
Label: Monterey Jazz Festival Records

Cal Tjader (ldr), Harry 'Sweets' Edison (t), Gary Foster (as), Benny Golson (ts), Cal Tjader (vib), Mundell Lowe (g), John Lewis (p), Richard Davis (b), Roy Burns (d)

a.   Take Five(Paul Desmond)
unissued
b.   For All We Know(Sam M. Lewis, J. Fred Coots)
unissued
c.   Take The "A" Train(Billy Strayhorn)
unissued
d.   unknown titles
unissued
e.   If You Could See Me Now - 2:42(Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman)
Monterey Jazz Festival Records CD0888072307018 — The Best Of Cal Tjader: Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-1980
Monterey Jazz Festival Records CDMJFR-30701-25 — The Best Of Cal Tjader: Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival, 1958-1980
Monterey Jazz Festival Records CDUCCO-1059 — The Best Of Cal Tjader: Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-1980

Cal Tjader (ldr) on e; Harry 'Sweets' Edison (t) on a-d; Gary Foster (as) on a-d; Benny Golson (ts) on a-d; Mundell Lowe (g) on a-d.

This was a tribute to Paul Desmond who had passed on May 30, 1977.


 

Date: September 18, 1977
Location: Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, California
Label: Monterey Jazz Festival Records
Tito Puente & His Orchestra Live At The 1977 Monterey Jazz Festival

Tito Puente (ldr), Paulo De Paula, Julio Rodriguez, Manuel Santos (t), Jimmy Frisura (t, vtb), Mauricio Smith (f), Martin Oberlander (as), Albert Shikaly (ts), Mauricio Smith (bar), Richard Pullin (tb), Tito Puente (vib, tim), Cal Tjader (vib), Paquito Pastor (p), Nilo Sierra (b), Mike Collazo (d), Louis Bauzo (bgo), Jose Madera, Jr. (cga), Frank Figueroa (v)

a.   Introduction by Jimmy Lyons - 0:19
b.   Para Los Rumberos - 5:58(Tito Puente)
c.   Oye Como Va - 6:17(Tito Puente)
d.   Babarabatiri - 8:41(Antar Daly)
e.   Tu, Mi Delirio - 9:33(César Portillo de la Luz)
f.   Tito's Odyssey - 7:22(Tito Puente)
g.   Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing - 7:52(Stevie Wonder)
h.   Pare Cochero - 8:59(Marcelino Guera, Miguel Banguela)
i.   El Rey Del Timbal - 4:57(Tito Puente)
j.   Picadillo - 5:39(Tito Puente)
All titles on: Monterey Jazz Festival Records CD0888072307001 — Tito Puente & His Orchestra Live At The 1977 Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey Jazz Festival Records CDMJFR-30700-25 — Tito Puente & His Orchestra Live At The 1977 Monterey Jazz Festival

Tito Puente (vib) on j; Cal Tjader (vib) on j.


 

Date: October 1, 1977
Location: San Francis Jazz Festival, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, tim, per), Bob Redfield (g), Clare Fischer (ep), Robb Fisher (b), Pete Riso (d), Poncho Sanchez (cga, per)

a.   Bernie's Tune [aka Bobby Sox](Bernie Miller, Bobby Lehman)
b.   Silenciosa(Mario Ruiz Armengol)
c.   Tu Crees Que?(Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria)
All titles unissued.  

Private tape exists.


 

Date: March 22, 1978
Location: Filmways-Heider Recording, Hollywood, California
Label: Crystal Clear
Huracán

Cal Tjader (ldr), Ronald King, Alex Rodriguez (t), Gary Foster (as), Kurt McGettrick (bar), Frank Rosolino (tb), Cal Tjader (vib), Clare Fischer (ep), Robb Fisher (eb), Willie Bobo [William Correa] (tim), Victor Pantoja (bgo, cwb), Poncho Sanchez (cga)

a.   Funquiado - 6:18(Clare Fischer) / arr: Clare Fischer
Crystal Clear LP 12"CCS-5501 — Analogue Tape Sampler Of Jazz-Rock Direct To Disc Releases
b.   Tres Palabras [aka Without You] - 4:42(Osvaldo Farrés) / arr: Clare Fischer
Both titles on: Crystal Clear 45 12"CCS 8003 — Huracán
LaserLight CD15 292 — Huracán

Victor Pantoja (cwb) on a.

Solos:
a - Cal Tjader (vib); Ronald King (t); Victor Pantoja (bgo)
b - Clare Fischer (ep); Cal Tjader (vib); Gary Foster (as)

 

Date: March 23, 1978
Location: Filmways-Heider Recording, Hollywood, California
Label: Crystal Clear
Huracán

Cal Tjader (ldr), Ronald King, Alex Rodriguez (t), Gary Foster (as), Kurt McGettrick (bar), Frank Rosolino (tb), Cal Tjader (vib), Rick Zunigar (g), Clare Fischer (ep), Robb Fisher (eb), Willie Bobo [William Correa] (tim), Victor Pantoja (bgo, cwb), Poncho Sanchez (cga)

a.   Ritmo Caliente - 6:27(Eddie Cano) / arr: Clare Fischer
b.   Huracán - 6:16(Clare Fischer) / arr: Clare Fischer
Both titles on: Crystal Clear 45 12"CCS 8003 — Huracán
LaserLight CD15 292 — Huracán

Rick Zunigar (g) on a.

Solos:
a - Cal Tjader (vib); Rick Zunigar (g); Ronald King (t); Willie Bobo [William Correa] (tim)
b - Victor Pantoja (bgo) during intro; Cal Tjader (vib); Frank Rosolino (tb); Kurt McGettrick (bar); Poncho Sanchez (cga) fours with ensemble

 

Date: late March, 1978
Location: Filmways-Heider Recording, Hollywood, California
Label: Crystal Clear
Huracán

Cal Tjader (ldr), Gary Foster (f), Cal Tjader (vib), Rick Zunigar (g), Clare Fischer (ep), Robb Fisher (eb), Willie Bobo [William Correa] (tim), Victor Pantoja (bgo, cwb), Poncho Sanchez (cga)

a.   Novios - 4:49(Clare Fischer)
b.   Bachi - 6:09(Clare Fischer)
Both titles on: LaserLight CD15 292 — Huracán
Solos:
a - Gary Foster (f) theme statement; Cal Tjader (vib)
b - Cal Tjader (vib); Gary Foster (f); Rick Zunigar (g)

These two tracks could have been recorded at one of the previous two sessions.


 

Date: between April and December 1978
Location: Paul Marshall's 'Club Date' TV Show

Cal Tjader (ldr), Cal Tjader (vib, tam, cvs), Clare Fischer (ep), Robb Fisher (b), Vince Lateano (d), Poncho Sanchez (cga)

a.   Tangerine(Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer)
b.   Manhã De Carnaval - 6:50(Luiz Bonfá, Antonio María)
c.   Samba De Orfeu(Luiz Bonfá, Antonio María)
d.   Guarachi Guaro [aka Soul Sauce] - 5:13(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo)
All titles unissued.  

b, c performed as medley.

Cal Tjader (tam) on c, (cvs) on d; Poncho Sanchez (cga) on b-d.

Private recording of a televison performance. The second half featured a Milt Jackson Quartet performance.


 

Date: July 1979
Location: Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California
Label: Concord Picante
La Onda Va Bien

Cal Tjader (ldr), Roger Glenn (f, per), Cal Tjader (vib), Mark Levine (p, ep), Robb Fisher (b), Vince Lateano (d, tim, per), Poncho Sanchez (tim, bgo, cga, per)

a.   Speak Low - 6:02(Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
Pure Audiophile Records 45 12"PA-006 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Picante LP 12"CJP-113 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Picante CDCCD-4113-2 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord CDCCD2-2228-2 — The Best Of The Concord Years
Concord Jazz Japan CDUCCO 5178 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Picante SACDSACD-1020-6 — La Onda Va Bien
b.   Serengeti - 5:04(Mark Levine)
Pure Audiophile Records 45 12"PA-006 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Picante LP 12"CJP-113 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Picante CDCCD-4113-2 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord CDCCD-5301-2 — The Colors Of Latin Jazz: Cubop!
Concord CDCCD2-2228-2 — The Best Of The Concord Years
Concord Jazz Japan CDUCCO 5178 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Picante SACDSACD-1020-6 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord SACDSACD-1032-6 — Concord Records SACD Sampler, Vol. 1
c.   Star Eyes - 4:32(Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
Pure Audiophile Records 45 12"PA-006 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Picante LP 12"CJP-113 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Picante CDCCD-4113-2 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Jazz Japan CDUCCO 5178 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Picante SACDSACD-1020-6 — La Onda Va Bien
d.   Mambo Mindoro - 3:47(Cal Tjader)
Pure Audiophile Records 45 12"PA-006 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Picante LP 12"CJP-113 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Picante CDCCD-4113-2 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord CDCCD2-2228-2 — The Best Of The Concord Years
Concord Jazz Japan CDUCCO 5178 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Picante SACDSACD-1020-6 — La Onda Va Bien
e.   Aleluia - 4:07(Eduardo de Góes "Edu" Lobo)
Pure Audiophile Records 45 12"PA-006 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Picante LP 12"CJP-113 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Picante CDCCD-4113-2 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord CDCCD-4813-2 — The Concord Jazz Heritage Series - Cal Tjader
Concord CDCCD2-2228-2 — The Best Of The Concord Years
Concord Jazz Japan CDUCCO 5178 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Picante SACDSACD-1020-6 — La Onda Va Bien
f.   I Remember You - 4:33(Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer)
Pure Audiophile Records 45 12"PA-006 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Picante LP 12"CJP-113 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Picante CDCCD-4113-2 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Jazz Japan CDUCCO 5178 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Picante SACDSACD-1020-6 — La Onda Va Bien
g.   Linda Chicana - 5:18(Mark Levine)
Pure Audiophile Records 45 12"PA-006 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Picante LP 12"CJP-113 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Picante CDCCD-4113-2 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord CDCCD-4813-2 — The Concord Jazz Heritage Series - Cal Tjader
Concord CDCCD2-2228-2 — The Best Of The Concord Years
Concord Jazz Japan CDUCCO 5178 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Picante SACDSACD-1020-6 — La Onda Va Bien
h.   Sabor - 4:25(João Donato)
Pure Audiophile Records 45 12"PA-006 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Picante LP 12"CJP-113 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Picante CDCCD-4113-2 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Jazz Japan CDUCCO 5178 — La Onda Va Bien
Concord Picante SACDSACD-1020-6 — La Onda Va Bien
i. Hex Hector Remix Mambo Mindoro - 6:48(Cal Tjader)
Concord Picante CDCCD-2206-2 — Explorations - Classic Picante Regrooved

Cal Tjader (ldr) on a-h, (vib) on a-h; Roger Glenn (f) on a-c, e-h, (per) on a-h; Mark Levine (p) on b, d-e, g-h, (ep) on a, c, f; Robb Fisher (b) on a-h; Vince Lateano (d) on a-d, f-g, (tim) on e, g, (per) on a-h; Poncho Sanchez (tim) on h, (bgo) on h, (cga) on a-h, (per) on a-h.

The Hex Hector Remix credits two additional musicians: Keyboards [Additional] – Pete Masitti; Percussion, Timbales – Hermidez Benitez.


 

Date: early 1980
Location: Los Angeles, California
Merv Griffin TV Show

Cal Tjader (ldr), Roger Glenn (f, gui, cwb), Cal Tjader (vib, cvs), Mark Levine (ep), Robb Fisher (b), Vince Lateano (d, tim), Poncho Sanchez (cga)

a.   Speak Low(Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
b.   Aleluia - 4:29(Eduardo de Góes "Edu" Lobo)
Both titles unissued.  

Vince Lateano (d) on a, (tim) on b; Cal Tjader (cvs) on b; Roger Glenn (cwb) on b.

Private tape exists. This TV recording must have taken place after the Concord LP La Onda Va Bien was released, as the album is shown by Merv Griffin.

https://youtu.be/ZX9YIs_kdtY (Aleluia only)


 

Date: June 1980
Location: Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California
Label: Concord Picante
Gozame! Pero Ya

Cal Tjader (ldr), Roger Glenn (f, per), Cal Tjader (vib), Mundell Lowe (g), Mark Levine (p, ep), Robb Fisher (b), Vince Lateano (d, tim), Poncho Sanchez (tim, bgo, cga, per)

a.   Shoshana - 5:08(Mark Levine)
Street Sounds LP 12"SOUNDSLP6 — Jazz Juice #3
b.   This Couldn't Be The Real Thing - 6:30(Gerry Mulligan, Mel Tormé)
Concord CDCCD-4813-2 — The Concord Jazz Heritage Series - Cal Tjader
c.   Bye Bye Blues - 6:50(Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown, Chauncey Gray)
Concord CDCCD-4813-2 — The Concord Jazz Heritage Series - Cal Tjader
Concord CDCCD2-2228-2 — The Best Of The Concord Years
d.   Roger's Samba - 4:27(Roger Glenn)
Concord CDCCD2-2228-2 — The Best Of The Concord Years
e.   Close Enough For Love - 4:45(Johnny Mandel, Paul Williams)
Concord CDCCD2-2228-2 — The Best Of The Concord Years
f.   Will You Still Be Mine - 3:31(Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
Concord CDCCD2-2228-2 — The Best Of The Concord Years
g.   This Is Always - 6:29(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
All titles on: Concord Picante LP 12"CJP-133 — Gozame! Pero Ya
Concord CDCCD2-4975-2 — Both Sides Of The Coin
Concord Picante CDCCD-4133-2 — Gozame! Pero Ya

Roger Glenn (f) on a, c-g, (per) on a, d; Mundell Lowe (g) on b, e, g; Mark Levine (p) on a, c-d, f, (ep) on b, e, g; Vince Lateano (d) on b, d-e, g, (tim) on a, c, f; Poncho Sanchez (tim) on a, (bgo) on b-c, e, g, (per) on c-d, f.

All percussion parts other than drum set or congas were overdubbed by Poncho Sanchez or Vince Lateano.


 

Date: August 8, 1980
Location: Concord Jazz Festival, Concord Pavillon, Concord, California
Label: Concord Picante
Good Vibes

Cal Tjader (ldr), Roger Glenn (f, per), Cal Tjader (vib), Mark Levine (p), Robb Fisher (b), Vince Lateano (d, tim), Poncho Sanchez (cga)

a.   Doxy - 7:05(Sonny Rollins)
Concord CDCCD-4813-2 — The Concord Jazz Heritage Series - Cal Tjader
b.   Cuban Fantasy - 5:20(Ray Bryant)
Concord CDCCD2-2228-2 — The Best Of The Concord Years
c.   Good Vibes - 3:43(Cal Tjader)
All titles on: Concord Picante LP 12"CJP-247 — Good Vibes
Concord CDCCD2-2205-2 — Cool Fire
Concord Picante CDCCD-4247-2 — Good Vibes

Vince Lateano (d) on a, c, (tim) on b; Poncho Sanchez (cga) on b-c; Roger Glenn (per) on b.

Information on the recording date was provided by Gary Foster.


 

Date: August 9, 1980
Location: Concord Pavillon, Concord, California
Label: Concord
Woody Herman presents, Volume 1 - A Concord Jam

Woody Herman (ldr), Dick Johnson (f, as), Woody Herman, Eiji Kitamura (cl), Scott Hamilton (ts), Warren Vaché, Jr. (c), Cal Tjader (vib), Cal Collins (g), Dave McKenna (p), Bob Maize (b), Jake Hanna (d)

a.   Woodchopper's Ball - 5:13(Joe Bishop, Woody Herman)
b.   Rose Room - 4:23(Art Hickman, Harry Williams)
c.   Just Friends - 5:20(John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis)
d.   Nancy (With The Laughing Face) - 4:59(Jimmy Van Heusen, Phil Silvers)
e.   Body And Soul - 4:30(Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
f.   Someday You'll Be Sorry - 4:16(Louis Armstrong)
g.   My Melancholy Baby - 4:16(George Norton, Ernie Burnett, Johnny Watson)
h.   Apple Honey - 7:43(Woody Herman)
All titles on: Concord LP 12"CJ-142 — Woody Herman presents, Volume 1 - A Concord Jam
Concord Jazz Japan LP 12"ICJ-80200 — Woody Herman presents, Volume 1 - A Concord Jam
Concord CDCCD-4142-2 — Woody Herman presents, Volume 1 - A Concord Jam

Dick Johnson (f) on a, c, h, (as) on a, c, h; Woody Herman (cl) on a-b, h; Eiji Kitamura (cl) on e; Scott Hamilton (ts) on a, d, h; Warren Vaché, Jr. (c) on a, f, h; Cal Tjader (vib) on a-b, h; Cal Collins (g) on a-d, f, h; Bob Maize (b) on a-f, h; Jake Hanna (d) on a-f, h.

Solos:
a - Woody Herman (cl); Scott Hamilton (ts); Dick Johnson (as); Cal Tjader (vib); Warren Vaché, Jr. (c)
b - Woody Herman (cl) theme and first solo with vibes obligato; Dave McKenna (p); Woody Herman (cl)
c - Dick Johnson (f) unaccompanied theme; Dick Johnson (as); Dave McKenna (p); Bob Maize (b); Dick Johnson (as) closing theme and solo cadenza
d - Dave McKenna (p) intro; Scott Hamilton (ts); Dave McKenna (p); Scott Hamilton (ts)
e - Eiji Kitamura (cl)
f - Warren Vaché, Jr. (c); Dave McKenna (p); Warren Vaché, Jr. (c)
g - Dave McKenna (p)
h - Cal Tjader (vib); Dick Johnson (as); Woody Herman (cl); Scott Hamilton (ts); Warren Vaché, Jr. (c); Bob Maize (b); Jake Hanna (d) solo break at end

 

Date: September 2, 1980
Location: Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
Label: East World
Aurex Jazz Festival - Battle Of The Horns

Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis (ts), Cal Tjader (vib), Cedar Walton (p), Eddie Gomez (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a.   I Can't Get Started - 4:27(Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
b.   Tangerine - 5:37(Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer)
c.   Django - 9:00(John Lewis)
All titles on: East World LP 12"EWJ-80189 — Aurex Jazz Festival - Battle Of The Horns
Somethin' Else CDTOCJ-8013 — Aurex Jazz Festival '80 - Battle Of The Horns
East World CDCP35-5012 — Aurex Jazz Festival - Battle Of The Horns

Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis (ts) on a; Cal Tjader (vib) on b.

Other unissued tracks probably exist.


 

Date: September 6, 1980
Location: Expo Park, Osaka, Japan
Label: East World
Aurex Jazz Festival - Battle Of The Horns

Dizzy Gillespie (t), Harold Land (ts), Cal Tjader (vib), Cedar Walton (p), Eddie Gomez (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a.   Con Alma - 4:53(Dizzy Gillespie)
East World LP 12"EWJ-80189 — Aurex Jazz Festival - Battle Of The Horns
Somethin' Else CDTOCJ-8013 — Aurex Jazz Festival '80 - Battle Of The Horns
East World CDCP35-5012 — Aurex Jazz Festival - Battle Of The Horns
b.   A Night In Tunisia - 9:13(Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
East World LP 12"EWJ-80189 — Aurex Jazz Festival - Battle Of The Horns
Somethin' Else CDTOCJ-8013 — Aurex Jazz Festival '80 - Battle Of The Horns
East World CDCP35-5012 — Aurex Jazz Festival - Battle Of The Horns
c.   The Peacemaker - 6:35(Harold Land)
East World LP 12"EWJ-80189 — Aurex Jazz Festival - Battle Of The Horns
Somethin' Else CDTOCJ-8013 — Aurex Jazz Festival '80 - Battle Of The Horns
East World CDCP35-5012 — Aurex Jazz Festival - Battle Of The Horns
d.   Bags' Groove(Milt Jackson)
East World LP 12"EWJ-80253 — Aurex Jazz Festival - Live Special

Dizzy Gillespie (t) on a-b; Harold Land (ts) on c; Cal Tjader (vib) on b, d.

Other unissued tracks probably exist.


 

Date: September 7, 1980
Location: Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama, Japan
Label: East World
Aurex Jazz Festival - Battle Of The Horns

Dizzy Gillespie (t), Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis, Illinois Jacquet, Harold Land (ts), Cal Tjader (vib), Cedar Walton (p), Eddie Gomez (b), Shelly Manne (d)

a.   Lover, Come Back To Me - 9:19(Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
  East World LP 12"EWJ-80189 — Aurex Jazz Festival - Battle Of The Horns
Somethin' Else CDTOCJ-8013 — Aurex Jazz Festival '80 - Battle Of The Horns
East World CDCP35-5012 — Aurex Jazz Festival - Battle Of The Horns

Other unissued tracks probably exist.


 

Date: September 19, 1980
Location: Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, California
Label: Monterey Jazz Festival Records

Cal Tjader (ldr), Roger Glenn (f), Cal Tjader (vib), Mark Levine (ep), Robb Fisher (b), Vince Lateano (d), Poncho Sanchez (cga)

a.   Speak Low - 7:21(Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
  Monterey Jazz Festival Records CD0888072307018 — The Best Of Cal Tjader: Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-1980
Monterey Jazz Festival Records CDMJFR-30701-25 — The Best Of Cal Tjader: Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival, 1958-1980
Monterey Jazz Festival Records CDUCCO-1059 — The Best Of Cal Tjader: Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-1980

Other titles recorded remain unissued


 

Date: 1980

Cal Tjader (ldr), Roger Glenn (f, gui, cwb), Cal Tjader (vib, cvs, tim, cwb), Mark Levine (p, ep), Robb Fisher (b), Vince Lateano (d, tim), Poncho Sanchez (cga)

a.   Manteca - 17:00(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo, Walter 'Gil' Fuller)
b.   Speak Low - 8:10(Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
c.   Spoken Introduction - 1:20
d.   Something Old, Something Blue - 8:50(Mark Levine)
e.   Spoken Introduction - 1:00
f.   Guarachi Guaro [aka Soul Sauce] - 12:00(Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo)
g.   Theme - 3:00(Cal Tjader)
All titles unissued.  

Roger Glenn (f) on a-b, f-g, (gui) on f, (cwb) on a, f; Cal Tjader (vib) on a-b, f-g, (cvs) on a, (tim) on f, (cwb) on a; Mark Levine (p) on a, (ep) on a-b, d, f-g; Robb Fisher (b) on a-b, d, f-g; Vince Lateano (d) on b, d, f-g, (tim) on a; Poncho Sanchez (cga) on a-b, f-g.

Private video recording of a live performance


 

Date: November 1980
Location: Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California
Label: Concord
With Love

Rosemary Clooney (ldr), Scott Hamilton (ts), Warren Vaché, Jr. (c), Cal Tjader (vib), Cal Collins (g), Nat Pierce (p), Bob Maize (b), Jake Hanna (d), Rosemary Clooney (v)

a.   Just The Way You Are - 5:11(Billy Joel)
b.   The Way We Were - 5:04(Marvin Hamlisch, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman)
c.   Alone At Last - 4:57(Gus Kahn, Ted Fiorito)
d.   Come In From The Rain - 4:53(Melissa Manchester, Carole Bayer Sager)
e.   Meditation [aka Meditação] - 4:47(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça, Norman Gimbel)
f.   Hello Young Lovers - 3:50(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
Snapper CDSMDCD252 — Out Of This World
g.   Just In Time - 3:20(Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
h.   Tenderly - 5:11(Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence)
Snapper CDSMDCD252 — Out Of This World
i.   Will You Still Be Mine - 3:04(Matt Dennis, Tom Adair) / arr: Cal Tjader
Snapper CDSMDCD252 — Out Of This World
All titles on: Concord LP 12"CJ-144 — With Love
Concord Jazz Japan CDCP35-3048 — With Love
Concord CDCCD-4144-2 — With Love
Groove Note SACDGRV-1017-3 — With Love

Cal Tjader (vib) on c, e, i.

Scott Hamilton reported that Tjader arranged i; he solos on all three tracks he plays on.


 

Date: March 1981
Location: Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California
Label: Concord
The Shining Sea

Cal Tjader (ldr), Scott Hamilton (ts), Cal Tjader (vib), Hank Jones (p), Dean Reilly (b), Vince Lateano (d)

a.   Quietly There - 4:33(Johnny Mandel, Morgan Ames)
Concord CDCCD-4813-2 — The Concord Jazz Heritage Series - Cal Tjader
Concord CDCCD2-2228-2 — The Best Of The Concord Years
b.   Unless It's You - 5:16(Johnny Mandel, Morgan Ames)
c.   Emily - 5:49(Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer)
d.   Theme From "Agatha" - 5:32(Johnny Mandel, Paul Williams)
e.   A Time For Love - 5:31(Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster)
f.   The Shining Sea - 4:51(Johnny Mandel, Peggy Lee)
g.   Don't Look Back - 5:43(Johnny Mandel, Kaye L. Dunham)
Concord CDCCD-4813-2 — The Concord Jazz Heritage Series - Cal Tjader
Concord CDCCD2-2228-2 — The Best Of The Concord Years
Concord DVDDVD-7011-9 — Jazzscapes - Music With A View - A Time For Love
h.   Theme From "M*A*S*H" [aka Suicide Is Painless] - 4:33(Johnny Mandel, Mike Altman)
All titles on: Concord LP 12"CJ-159 — The Shining Sea
Concord CDCCD2-4975-2 — Both Sides Of The Coin
Concord CDCCD-4159-2 — The Shining Sea

Tjader overdubbed his part at the end of the recording sessions.
The DVD release of track g features a 5.1 surround mix and combines the track with visual images for room ambiance or information about the music heard; it does not show the musicians.


 

Date: August 1981
Location: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California
Label: Concord Picante
A Fuego Vivo

Cal Tjader (ldr), Gary Foster (f, ss, as), Cal Tjader (vib), Mark Levine (p, ep), Robb Fisher (b), Vince Lateano (d), Ramon Banda (tim), Poncho Sanchez (cga)

a.   Serenata - 6:28(Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish)
b.   Poncho Con Dos Amigos - 6:34(Poncho Sanchez)
c.   Mindanao - 6:50(Cal Tjader)
Concord CDCCD2-2228-2 — The Best Of The Concord Years
d.   Tesoro - 5:22(Gary Foster)
e.   Santo Domingo - 3:02(Mark Levine)
Concord CDCCD2-2228-2 — The Best Of The Concord Years
f.   Naima - 5:37(John Coltrane)
Concord CDCCD-4813-2 — The Concord Jazz Heritage Series - Cal Tjader
Concord CDCCD2-2228-2 — The Best Of The Concord Years