by Cal Tjader
Released: Sep 1958
Cal Tjader was a fine jazz vibraphonist, but his greatest strength was as a bandleader. This 1958 set shows off one of his all-time greatest units -- pianist Vince Guaraldi, percussionist Willie Bobo and conga player Mongo Santamaria, all of whom went on to form very successful groups of their own. Along with his friend Tito Puente, Cal Tjader was the Johnny Appleseed of Latin jazz.