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Cal Tjader (1925–1982)

Accomplished percussionist (bongos, congas, timbales, cencerro), vibraphonist and pianist, one of the first commercially successful artists to fuse jazz with Latin music. The son of vaudevillians, Tjader (pronounced 'Chayder') began his career on the West Coast as a four year old solo tap dancer, nicknamed 'Mr. Talent' by his proud parents. Having... See full bio »


(age 56) in Manila, Philippines

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The Woman Chaser
The Woman Chaser Soundtrack
Dream with the Fishes
Hot Car Girl
Hot Car Girl Composer
Labor Day
Labor Day Soundtrack


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  Get Shorty (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Grace Under Pressure (2017) ... (performer: "Big Bear") / (writer: "Big Bear")
 2015 Our Brand Is Crisis (performer: "Soul Sauce (GUarachi Guaro)")
 2014/I Big Eyes (performer: "A Minor Goof") / (writer: "Tropicville")
 2014/II Cake (performer: "Bludan")
 2014 Small Time (performer: "Soul Sauce")
 2013 Labor Day (performer: "It Ain't Necessarily So")
 2012 The Campaign (performer: "Spring Is Here")
 2007 Brando (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Mambo Mindoro") / (writer: "Mambo Mindoro")
 2007 My Kid Could Paint That (Documentary) (writer: "Cal's Bluedo")
 2000 Snow Day (performer: "Heat Wave")
 1999 The Woman Chaser (performer: "Black Orchid") / (writer: "Black Orchid")
 1997 Digging to China (performer: "Soul Sauce")
 1997 Dream with the Fishes (performer: "Soul Sauce")
 1987 Miami Vice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- God's Work (1987) ... (performer: "Mambo Terrifico" - uncredited)
 1981 Lunch Wagon (performer: "Black Orchid", "Blues from Havana") / (writer: "Black Orchid", "Blues from Havana")
 1956 Stars of Jazz (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 12 November 1956 (1956) ... (writer: "A Fifth for Frank")
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Album: "Breathe Easy" (Galaxy Records)

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Alternate Names:

Callen Jader

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