Cal Tjader & Charlie Byrd



  • Release Date: 20 May 1996
  • OJCCD-891-2

"Latin Music" is a concept that takes in a lot of territory, as the careers of these two American experts in Latin-inflected jazz make clear. Charlie Byrd, who studied with Segovia and led the way in importing Brazil's bossa nova to the U.S., and Cal Tjader, the gringo king of Afro-Cuban music, brought distinct perspectives (as well as accompanists from their respective working bands) to this completely simpático 1973 collaboration. The intriguing program includes two composi… MORE


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