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Cal Tjader artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

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May 22, 2008 Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney shares her favorite songs for summer road trips.

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April 4, 2007 Vibraphonist Cal Tjader was considered one of the few Anglos who could hang with the heavyweights.

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The cover of Monterey Concerts

August 1, 2001 The versatile vibraphonist successfully navigated the worlds of both Latin jazz and mainstream bop.

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May 26, 2009 Many percussion duos display seemingly telepathic interplay. Picking just five was a chore.

A classic West Coast jazz quartet: saxophonist Paul Desmond, drummer Joe Dodge, pianist Dave Brubeck, bassist Bob Bates.

October 14, 2008 In these five songs, you'll hear all the definitive aspects of the West Coast jazz sound.

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Cuban Fantasy

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  • Album: Cuban Fantasy
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  • Label: Fantasy
  • Released: 2003
 

Monterey Concerts

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