Guachi Guara

Cal Tjader


July 16, 1925 – May 5, 1982

Before any of them became famous, Callen Radcliffe Tjader, Jr., Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond – all soon to become ludicrously successful – together recorded an album that would not be much appreciated until later. In the early ’50s Down Beat critics would help offer Tjader a launching-off point – calling him some of the hottest new vibes talent.


Cal Tjader, vibraphone
Clare Fischer, piano
Poncho Sanchez, conga
Robb Fischer, bass
Vince Lateano, drums.

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