On January 1, 1961.

On January 1, 1961, “Fantasy” label released “West Side Story”, the 27th Cal Tjader album. It was recorded on October 18, 1960, and consists of musical numbers from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” in jazz arrangements.

Personnel:

  • Cal Tjader- vibraphone
  • Clare Fischer- piano, celeste, musical director
  • Lonnie Hewitt – piano
  • George Roberts- trombone
  • Red Callender- tuba
  • Vincent D’Rosa, James Decker, Richard Perissi – French horns
  • Paul Horn- flute
  • Gerald Vinci, Marshall Sosson, Herman Clebanoff, Amerigo Merino, Leonard Malarsky, Robert Barene, Jack L. Pepper, Henry Sugar, Alvin Dinkin – violins
  • Virginia Majewski – viola, VIctor Gottlieb – cello
  • Carol Gotthoffer – harp
  • Red Mitchell, Victor Venegas – bass
  • Shelly Manne, Milt Holland- drums
  • Mongo Santamaria- conga
  • Willie Bobo- drums, timbales

 Track listing:

All tracks by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, except where noted.

  1. Prologue (Leonard Bernstein) / The Jet Song
  2. Something’s Coming
  3. Maria Interlude
  4. Maria
  5. Tonight
  6. America
  7. Cool
  8. One Hand, One Heart
  9. I Feel Pretty / Somewhere
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