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Cal Tjader

Cal Tjader

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birthday
16th
July, 1925
Death
5th
May, 1982
Birth Place
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Birth Sign
cancer
Biography

Callen Radcliffe Tjader, Jr. ( JAY-d r; July 16, 1925 – May 5, 1982) was an American Latin jazz musician, known[by whom ] as the most successful non-Latino Latin musician. He explored other jazz idioms, even as he continued to perform the music of Cuba, the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America.
Tjader played the vibraphone primarily, but was accomplished on the drums, bongos, congas, timpani, and the piano. He worked with many musicians from several cultures. He is often[quantify] linked to the development of Latin rock and acid jazz. Although fusing jazz with Latin music is often categorized[by whom ] as “Latin jazz” (or, earlier, “Afro-Cuban jazz”), Tjader’s works swung freely between both styles. His Grammy award in 1980 for his album La Onda Va Bien capped off a career that spanned over forty years.

instruments played
bongos
Congas
drum
kit
Piano
timbales
timpani
vibraphone
Associated Acts

The Cal Tjader Modern Mambo Quintet, The Cal Tjader Quartet

Birth Name

Callen Radcliffe Tjader, Jr.

Genres

Jazz, Latin jazz, bebop, Afro-Cuban jazz, Beautiful music

Labels

Fantasy, Verve, Skye, Concord Records

Occupations

Vibraphonist, drummer, percussionist, composer bandleader

Origin

San Mateo, California, U.S.

Years Active

1948 1982

Name

Cal Tjader

Nationality

United States of America

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