Cal Tjader / Stan Getz – Cal Tjader-Stan Getz Sextet

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Cal Tjader-Stan Getz Sextet is an album by vibraphonist Cal Tjader and saxophonist Stan Getz recorded in 1958 and first released on the Fantasy label.

AllMusic Review by Stephen Cook:
In the vein of many a smooth West Coast jazz outing, this 1958 disc finds original cool stylist Getz paired with vibraphonist Cal Tjader on a very enjoyable selection of jazz standards and Tjader originals. The lineup includes pianist Vince Guaraldi, guitarist Eddie Duran, bassist Scott La Faro, and drummer Billy Higgins (this was one of the earliest record dates for either La Faro or Higgins, both of whom were playing with Getz at San Francisco’s Black Hawk in between recording sessions). Guaraldi’s spry “Ginza Samba” kicks thing off with nimble and imaginative statements by all the soloists. Tjader’s swinging originals “Crow’s Nest” and “Big Bear” provide prime solo vehicles as well, while his lovely waltz number “Liz-Anne” adds some nice contrast to the set, eliciting one of Getz’s best solos in the process. The group rounds things out with fine ballad readings of “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face” and “For All We Know.” A recommended title for both Getz and Tjader fans. (

Track listing:
All compositions by Cal Tjader except where noted.

“Ginza Samba” (Vince Guaraldi) – 10:57
“I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face” (Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner) – 3:59
“For All We Know” (J. Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis) – 5:45
“Crow’s Nest” – 8:18
“Liz-Anne” – 3:47
“Big Bear” – 4:33
“My Buddy” (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 5:14

Cal Tjader – vibraphone
Stan Getz – tenor saxophone
Vince Guaraldi – piano
Eddie Duran – guitar
Scott LaFaro – bass
Billy Higgins – drums


Released: 1958
Recorded: February 8, 1958
San Francisco, California
Length: 42:33
Label Fantasy
LP 3266