Callen Radcliffe Tjader, Jr., a.k.a. Cal Tjader[pronunciation?] (July 16, 1925 – May 5, 1982) was a Latin jazz musician, though he also explored various other jazz idioms. Unlike other American jazz musicians who experimented with the music from Cuba, the Caribbean, and Latin America, he never abandoned it, performing it until his death.
Tjader primarily played the vibraphone. He was also accomplished on the drums, bongos,congas, timpani, and the piano. He worked with numerous musicians from several cultures. He is often linked to the development of Latin rock and acid jazz. Although fusing jazz with Latin music is often categorized as "Latin jazz" (or, earlier, "Afro-Cuban jazz"), Tjader's output swung freely between both styles.
He won a Grammy in 1980 for his album La Onda Va Bien, capping off a career that spanned over forty years.
Carmen Mercedes McRae (April 8, 1920 – November 10, 1994) was an American jazzsinger, composer, pianist, and actress. Considered one of the most influential jazzvocalists of the 20th century, it was her behind-the-beat phrasing and her ironic interpretations of song lyrics that made her memorable. McRae drew inspiration fromBillie Holiday, but established her own distinctive voice. She went on to record more than 60 albums, enjoying a rich musical career, performing and recording in the United States, Europe, and Japan.
Cal Tjader & Carmen McRae | Heatwave | 1982
01 Heat Wave 00:00
02 All In Love Is Fair 03:07
03 Besame Mucho 07:34
04 Evil Ways 13:01
05 Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me 18:17
06 Love 21:30
07 Upside Down 24:37
08 The Visit 29:10
09 Speak Low 33:24
10 Don't You Worry Bout A Thing 38:16