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Jazz At The Blackhawk // Cal Tjader (Fantasy 3241)

In addition to being infatuated with Latin music, Cal Tjader was a tasty straight-ahead jazz musician and one of the more famous jazz musicians to come from the West Coast.  A native of San Francisco, Cal’s group was a frequent denizen of the jazz clubs in the Bay Area, and called one club in particular home. Continue reading

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Vince Guaraldi, Bola Sete, And Friends // Vince Guaraldi (Fantasy 3356)

Most people probably wouldn’t recognize the name Vince Guaraldi, but most people would immediately recognize his music that ran as the soundtrack to numerous Charlie Brown ‘Peanuts’ television specials.  From the classic Charlie Brown theme ‘Linus and Lucy’ to the Christmas standard ‘Christmastime Is Here’, Vince’s music is loved by many, even if they don’t know it. Continue reading

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Something Blue // Paul Horn, HiFi Jazz J615

West Coast jazz.  Maybe it’s because I’m a Californian, but I think some of the most stimulating, consistently interesting jazz was made near the Pacific Ocean.   Continue reading

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Cal Tjader Quintet // Cal Tjader, Fantasy 3232

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