Breeze from the East

Breeze from the East is a 1963 album by vibraphonist Cal Tjader, arranged by Stan Applebaum.[2] The album features jazzy lounge music with a quasi-Asian sound.

Breeze from the East
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1964
RecordedNovember 26–December 2, 1963
LabelVerve V6-8507[1]
Cal Tjader chronology
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Breeze from the East
Warm Wave


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [2]

Stephen Cook reviewed the album for Allmusic and described the album as combining "the vibist's [Tjader's] Latin lounge style with kitschy Asian touches" describing the songs "Sake and Greens," "Cha," and "Shoji" as sounding like "'60s-era James Bond on a wild chase through the heart of Tokyo". Cook concluded by feeling that "The ultra-smooth Latin jazz sound Tjader favored has always been more infectious than demanding and Breeze from the East's commercialized mod/eastern elements only end up expanding the pop exotica mix".[2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Sake and Greens" (Stan Applebaum) – 2:24
  2. "Cha" (Applebaum) – 3:03
  3. "Leyte" (Cal Tjader, Lonnie Hewitt) – 3:00
  4. "Shoji" (Applebaum) – 2:33
  5. "China Nights" (Nobuyuki Takeoka, Sedores, Yaso Saijo) – 2:28
  6. "Fuji" (Tjader) – 2:23
  7. "Black Orchid" (Tjader) – 3:04
  8. "Theme from Burke's Law" (Herschel Burke Gilbert) – 2:37
  9. "Stardust" (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) – 2:45
  10. "Poinciana" (Buddy Bernier, Nat Simon) – 3:23
  11. "East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)" (Brooks Bowman) – 2:23




  1. ^ "Cal Tjader – Breeze from the East". Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Breeze from the East at AllMusic