Flute, Brass Vibes and Percussion // Herbie Mann (Verve V6- 8392)

Rolling right along with the musical celebration of April, the first full month of spring, here's an interesting album from the late flutist Herbie Mann.  Mann was a dedicated bebopper, but in the late 1950's and into the 1960's, he delved into world music, particularly Afro-Cuban and Latin music, and created some intriguing music in [...]

Cal Tjader Quintet // Cal Tjader, Fantasy 3232

The Music Lullaby of Birdland // Cal Tjader Quintet.  Recorded 1956 Minor Goof // Cal Tjader Quintet. Recorded 1956 Cal Tjader - Vibraphone Manuel Duran - Piano Carlos Duran - Bass Luis Miranda - Conga Drums Bayardo Velarde - Timbales Ah, Cal Tjader.  My favorite vibraphone player and a fellow Californian.  A drummer-turned-vibraphone player, Callen [...]