Cal Tjader Quartet


Cal Tjader Quartet

  • Release Date: 02 Nov 1997
  • OJCCD-950-2

Working over a rhythm section of piano, bass, and drums was the format of choice for vibes players in 1956, given the success of Milt Jackson in the Modern Jazz Quartet. For Cal Tjader, though, it was a significant change of pace from the percussion-heavy Latin groups that had made him the most important new star on the instrument. Tjader took the occasion of this straight-ahead setting to emphasize his debt to Jackson, especially on the blues "Miss Wiggins," where the elegant econo… MORE


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