The Very Best of Vince Guaraldi

The Very Best of Vince Guaraldi

by Vince Guaraldi



As part of Concord Jazz's Very Best of series, pianist and composer Vince Guaraldi is spotlighted on 14 tracks recorded in the '60s. This set is aimed at the casual listener, highlighting Guaraldi's renditions of standards such as "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise," and "The Lady's in Love with You." Two bossa nova-influenced cuts are taken from Guaraldi's album Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus featuring the Luiz Bonfá and Antonio Carlos Jobim composition "Manhã de Carnaval," and the surprise hit off the album, "Cast Your Fate to the Wind," which was written by Guaraldi and initially used to fill out the album to make it the appropriate length for the medium. It would be impossible to have a Guaraldi compilation without the mandatory inclusion of music he created for the animated Charlie Brown TV specials. In this case, the Peanuts gang is represented by four tracks: "Linus & Lucy," "Charlie Brown Theme," "Christmas Is Coming," and "Christmas Time Is Here." Throughout, Guaraldi is backed by his standard rhythm section of the era, drummer Colin Bailey and bassist Monty Budwig, while Brazilian guitarist extraordinaire Bola Sete is featured on "El Matador." This is a decent budget-line collection, but the better choice is the double-disc, 31-track compilation The Definitive Vince Guaraldi on Fantasy.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/07/2012
Label: Fantasy
UPC: 0888072337602
catalogNumber: 33760

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vince Guaraldi   Primary Artist,Piano
Bola Sete   Guitar
Eddie Duran   Guitar
Jerry Granelli   Drums
Colin Bailey   Drums
Monty Budwig   Bass
Bill Fitch   Conga
Fred Marshall   Bass
Dean Reilly   Bass
Benny Velarde   scratching,Timbales
Nick Martinez   Drums

Technical Credits

Sigmund Romberg   Composer
Luiz Bonfá   Composer
Bola Sete   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Vince Guaraldi   Composer
John Lewis   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Greg Allen   Art Direction
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Burton Lane   Composer
Antônio Maria   Composer
Lee Mendelson   Composer
Derrick Bang   Liner Notes

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