Black Hawk Nights
Label: Fantasy Records
Culled from two long out-of-print Fantasy Records LPs, this disc aptly illustrates why Tjader was renown for his San Francisco concerts. The vibraphonist plays cool-toned bop, hot Latin jazz, ballads and swing, always giving plenty of space to his band mates. Highlights include the Basie tribute "Bill B." and a sumptuously extended "Autumn Leaves."