Cal Tjader And Mary Stallings


Cal Tjader Plays And Mary Stallings Sings

  • Release Date: 30 Aug 2005
  • OJCCD-1106-2

In her recording debut, Mary Stallings more than held her own with one of the best bands Cal Tjader ever led. She was only 22 in 1961, but the native San Franciscan had been singing professionally since she was 15. All of the attributes that endear Stallings to audiences in the 21st century were in place—big voice, perfect diction, bluesy gospel tinge, and, above all, passionate feeling. This date helped launch an international career that included work with Billy Eckstine, Count Basie,… MORE


Personnel: Cal Tjader, vibraphone, percussion, bandleader; and various others, including Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, trumpets; Buddy DeFranco… More