Seeking discography volunteers!

If you have any interest in helping us complete our discography, please leave a note for us in the forum.  We do have a complete set of images on hand to use for cover art, but need someone to help with track listings and album information.

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R.I.P. Clare Fischer

Pianist, arranger and composer Clare Fischer passed away today at age 83, due to complications from a minor surgery earlier in the month.  Join us in our forum for a discussion and remembrances, and read the BBC article here.  And, condolences from everyone at caltjader.com to the Fischer family.

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Mobile Access to CalTjader.com

I’m happy to announce a few additions to our site.  You may access our main area (here) in a mobile view simply by visiting our main URL.  Your smartphone will automatically trigger our custom mobile theme for the site, which will allow you to more easily read the content here.

In our forum, we have also enabled two different mobile products:  ForumRunner and Tapatalk.  Both of these are mobile smartphone interfaces that make reading and posting in forums much easier than trying to navigate the desktop version of the site in a smartphone.  Both of these are apps, installable on your phone, available from the Android Market and the iPhone App Store.  Read-only versions of these plugins are available for free; if you want the ability to reply, you need to purchase either one of the apps.  (Cost is minimal.)  Our other forums are also enabled with both of these systems, as are thousands of others on the Internet..

If you have any questions regarding these mobile applications, please ask in the appropriate thread in our forum.

Thanks!

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October Update

Good evening!  We have a couple of quick news tidbits to pass along to you.

Forum:  we have the new system up and running, and all of the old forum posts are imported.  Pop in and say, “Hello!”

Discography:  we are currently looking for volunteers to help input data on over 80 albums that Cal Tjader recorded during his career.  If you would like to help, visit us at the forum and contact a staff member.  We have album cover images on hand already (thanks to forum member mschwartz), so we need input of basic track and album data.

We have a few other tweaks to finish up but overall, the new site is taking shape.  Thanks again for your patience as we bring this site fully up to date!

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The Great 2011 caltjader.com Overhaul!

We founded this site several years ago but haven’t yet set it up to its full potential. Thanks to numerous improvements in many of the web applications available online, we can more easily set up an advanced site here and pave the way to start adding much-needed content to this site.

Thanks to WordPress, we can now offer news postings on our home page, and use the “pages” feature to finally begin organizing a discography of Cal Tjader’s recordings. (As always, volunteers are welcome!)

In addition, thanks to some wonderful plugins for WordPress, all of this content will automatically display in a mobile view for anyone reading via a smartphone or tablet device!

Due to uncontrollable spamming, we have had to change forum systems. We were deleting numerous spam accounts per week, manually. The current forum system, MyBB, should offer better spam protection, and it includes a lot of features we did not have in our previous system.

Finally…the decorators have not shown up yet! So, things will not exactly look matched at this point, and a few of the default logos will appear here and there. We are designing a new header for both the forum and the main WordPress-powered site, and will begin matching color themes between the two.

Welcome aboard, and we hope you enjoy your visit!

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