Cal Tjader – Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-1980 –
Cal Tjader
Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-1980
MJF – 2008

Monterey Jazz Festival Records/Concord Music Group has released a new series of never-before-heard concert performances by jazz icons: Art Blakey, Dave Brubeck, Shirley Horn, Tito Puente, Cal Tjader and classic blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon.

The new series features the following 6 releases, available on CD and digitally:

  • Art Blakey and the Giants of Jazz – Live at the Monterey 1972 Jazz Festival
  • Dave Brubeck – 50 Years of Dave Brubeck: Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-2007
  • Shirley Horn – Live at the 1994 Monterey Jazz Festival
  • Tito Puerile & His Orchestra – Live at the 1977 Monterey Jazz Festival
  • Cal Tjader – The Best of Cal Tjader: Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1958-1 980
  • Jimmy Witherspoon featuring Robben Ford – Live at the 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival

The MJF record label was founded in 2007 in celebration of the 50th anniversary the Monterey Jazz Festival. It made its debut with a remarkable series of historic Live-at-Monterey CDs, rolled out shortly before the September festival, including recordings of legendary artists such as Louis Armstrong & His All Stars (recorded in ’58), Miles Davis Quintet (’63) and Thelonious Monk Quartet (’64), with all proceeds from recordings going to Monterey Jazz Festival-supported jazz education programs.

“We’re not going to be stuck in a jazz time warp. We’re excited to deliver
important historical music, as well as assemble special projects and all-star to debut at the festival each year.” – Label general manger Jason Olaine


Leave a Reply

JazzUSA Merchandise
BlackUSA History

The First Black Sorority was formed on the campus of Howard University. The brainchild of Ethel Hedg [...]

Omega Psi Phi (ΩΨΦ) is an international fraternity with over 700 undergraduate and graduate chapters [...]

Ida B. Wells-Barnett Anti-lynching crusader and journalist. [...]

Alpha Phi Alpha Alpha Phi Alpha [...]

At the 1988 Olympic trials, while outfitted in a one-legged purple track suit and sporting four inch [...]

On Memorial Day in 1948, the Columbia River, swirling fifteen feet above normal, punched a hole in a [...]

Big Joe Turner R&B Pioneer [...]

Crispus Attucks First person to die in the American Revolution. [...]

Bayard Rustin Civil Rights Advocate [...]

Paul Lawrence Dunbar Poet, Author [...]

Marjorie Joyner First African American Female Patent Holder [...]

Alex Haley Novelist [...]

Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback Union Officer [...]

Sarah Vaughan Singer [...]

William Eldon "Willie" O'Ree First Black to play in the NHL [...]