In the Groove

Cal Tjader In Monterey


This week I’m playing a couple selections from the exciting Cal Tjader Concert By The Sea session which was recorded as a pre-Monterey Jazz Frestival event in April 1959 at the Sunset School Auditorium in Carmel.

S. Duncan Reid, Tjader’s biographer, says [here]:
“What many of those in attendance may not have realized was that they weren’t just witnessing the greatness of Cal Tjader’s band but the birth of the Monterey Jazz Festival.  As the liner notes to the 1989 CD Monterey Concerts explains, “Then came this ‘preview’ concert by Tjader prior to the ’59 Festival; it was hugely successful, and another permanent jazz institution was launched!”

Reid’s entire article is well worth reading.  His book is available on Amazon: Cal Tjader: The Life and Recordings of the Man Who Revolutionized Latin Jazz.

I’m also playing a selection by Myra Melford who will perform at Kuumbwa Jazz this Monday, October 12th and new tracks by Gary Bartz, Scott Hamilton & Jeff Hamilton, Karrin Allyson, Helen Sung, Daniel Dickinson, and Ben Paterson.  Plus Pepper Adams, Yusef Lateef, Larry Young, a beautiful piece that Quincy Jones composed for Lena Horne and her husband Lennie Hayton,  and much more.

Lotus Blossom
Heads of State
Search for Peace
9:30:00 PM

Plaza de Toros
Larry Young
Into Somethin’
9:38:55 PM

Masquerade In 3 Parts
Carla Bley & Steve Swallow
Go Together
9:48:32 PM

Ballad For Very Tired And Very Sad Lotus Eaters
Scott Hamilton & Jeff Hamilton Trio
Live In Bern
10:03:40 PM

Something Wonderful
Karrin Allyson
Many a New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein
10:07:35 PM

Modern Pine
Myra Melford Trio M
Big Picture
10:10:12 PM

Easy Money
Count Basie and His Orchestra
Plays Benny Carter
10:19:06 PM

For Lena and Lennie
Count Basie and His Orchestra
Count Basie & Friends 100th Birthday Bash
10:24:30 PM

Darn That Dream
Daniel Dickinson
A Gathering Foretold
10:30:21 PM

Armando’s Rhumba
Helen Sung
Anthem For a New Day
10:35:59 PM

Tu Crees Que
Cal Tjader Quintet
Monterey Concerts
10:42:36 PM

S.S. Groove
Cal Tjader Quintet
Monterey Concerts
10:48:03 PM

Cal Tjader
Monterey Concerts
10:53:20 PM

Bloos, Blooze, Blues
Pepper Adams
The Complete Regent Sessions
11:04:07 PM

Lovers Of Their Time
Pepper Adams
The Master …
11:14:21 PM

Larry Young
Into Somethin’
11:22:28 PM

If You Could See Me Now
Yusef Lateef
Cry! – Tender
11:29:15 PM

Russell and Eliot
Yusef Lateef
Yusef Lateef’s Detroit Latitude 42º 30º Longitude 83º
11:34:00 PM

Aaron Goldberg
The Now
11:40:53 PM

Near Miss
Ben Paterson
For Once in My Life
11:45:41 PM

Last Train Home
Gilad Hekselman
11:50:40 PM

Gospel Tune
Peter Kogan
Some Monsterful Wonderthing
11:58:08 PM