On his Jazz Northwest broadcast this afternoon, April 6, Jim Wilke is airing an appearance by vibraharpist Susan Pascal. Recorded by Wilke recently at Tula’s in Seattle, Pascal will lead her quintet in the music of Cal Tjader. The band (seen above) includes some ofthe Pacific Northwest’s leading lights—pianist Fred Hoadley, bassist Chuck Deardorf, drummer Mark Ivester and Latin percussionist Tom Bergerson. The program airs at 2pm PDT on KPLU-FM, 88.5 and will stream live on the internet at kplu.org. It’s available as a podcast following the broadcast.
In case you need reminding of the Tjader group that helped to inspire Pascal, here’s his “Lucero” with Tjader, vibes; Vince Guaraldi, piano; Mongo Santamaria, congas; Willie Bobo, timbales; and Al McKibbon, bass, live at the Blackhawk in San Francisco in 1958. Sorry about the lousy graphics. They are part of the YouTube package.