The Definitive Vince Guaraldi

The Definitive Vince Guaraldi

by Vince GuaraldiVince Guaraldi


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As part of the Fantasy Definitive series, pianist and composer Vince Guaraldi is spotlighted on 31 tracks recorded for the label between 1955 and 1966. This noteworthy compilation focuses not only on Guaraldi as the composer of songs from the Charlie Brown television cartoon, but as a versatile jazz pianist. The Peanuts themes make up eight tracks while the remainder of the set blends music from the LPs Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus, The Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi, Vince Guaraldi Trio, Vince & Bola (And Friends)/Live at El Matador, In Person, and A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing. Collectors should take note of the two unreleased bonus tracks "Autumn Leaves" and "Blues for Peanuts," both from 1964. While this double-disc compilation spotlights ten years of a well-rounded career, it's unfortunate that the cover art finds Guaraldi sharing the spotlight with the piano-playing Peanuts character Schroeder, as it may give the impression that this set is dedicated to the Charlie Brown material.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/06/2009
Label: Fantasy
UPC: 0888072314627
catalogNumber: 31462
Rank: 16372

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vince Guaraldi   Primary Artist,Piano
Bola Sete   Guitar
Eddie Duran   Guitar
Jerry Granelli   Drums
Eugene Wright   Bass
Colin Bailey   Drums
Monty Budwig   Bass
Lee Charlton   Drums
Bill Fitch   Conga
Tom Harrell   Trumpet
John Markham   Drums
Fred Marshall   Bass
Seward McCain   Bass
Dean Reilly   Bass
Benny Velarde   Timbales
Jerry Dodgion   Alto Saxophone
John Gray   Guitar
Chuck Bennett   Trombone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Sigmund Romberg   Composer
Henry Mancini   Composer
Luiz Bonfá   Composer
Nat Adderley   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Vince Guaraldi   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Bronislaw Kaper   Composer
Betty Comden   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Adolph Green   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Antônio Maria   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Jacques Prévert   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Doug Ramsey   Liner Notes
Lee Mendelson   Composer
Joseph Kozma   Composer

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