Vince Guaraldi at the Piano

Vince Guaraldi at the Piano

Derrick Bang


even if Vince Guaraldi's playful jazz piano topics for the early Peanuts lively tv specials are popular, the composer himself is still mostly unheralded. greater than simply "the Peanuts guy," Guaraldi reduce his jazz tooth as a member of combinations fronted via Cal Tjader and Woody Herman, and garnered most sensible forty reputation together with his Grammy Award-winning hit "Cast Your destiny to the Wind." This occupation learn provides Guaraldi long-overdue reputation, chronicling his years as a sideman; his appeal to the rising bossa nova sound of the overdue Fifties; his collaboration with Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete; his improvement of the Grace Cathedral Jazz Mass; his choice because the fellow to place the jazz swing in Charlie Brown's step; and his emergence as a revered veteran within the declining Northern California jazz membership scene of the Seventies. all through, this welcome quantity conveys the magic and legacy of 1 of jazz music's missed treasures.

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