Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cal Tjader

One of the true giants of Latin Jazz. It was Cal's music..along with his great group of Willie Bobo, Mongo Santamaria, Lonnie Hewitt and either Al McKibbon or Victor Venegas that captured my imagination in the 60's. Here we see Cal in front of the famous Blackhawk Club in San Francisco. Check out some of the LPs (that's vinyl for you youngsters) that were recorded live at this club. You can see clearly that Ahmad Jamal was being billed as one of the acts as well.

1 comment:

Bongos not Bombs said...

What a classic photo! That's the corner of Hyde and Turk right here in San Francisco. All the San Francisco greats played there, Armando, Cal, Mongo, Francisco.