The Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
The Latin side for Vince Guaraldi means a brush with both the Brazilian and Caribbean strains of Latin jazz, garnished now and then by an outboard string quartet and graced by four of his own delightful tunes. On Brazilian numbers like "Corcovado" and Brazilian-treated tunes like "Mr. Lucky" and Guaraldi's lovely "Star Song," Vince has drummer Jerry Granelli deploy his distinctive brushes-and-rim-shots bossa nova beat. Jack Weeks supplies bittersweet string arrangements as he tries to grant Guaraldi's wish for a "Villa-Lobos sound," which he does, more or less. Other tunes, like Guaraldi's own happy-go-lucky "Treat Street," "Whirlpool," and Nat Adderley's "Work Song,"...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
The Latin side for Vince Guaraldi means a brush with both the Brazilian and Caribbean strains of Latin jazz, garnished now and then by an outboard string quartet and graced by four of his own delightful tunes. On Brazilian numbers like "Corcovado" and Brazilian-treated tunes like "Mr. Lucky" and Guaraldi's lovely "Star Song," Vince has drummer Jerry Granelli deploy his distinctive brushes-and-rim-shots bossa nova beat. Jack Weeks supplies bittersweet string arrangements as he tries to grant Guaraldi's wish for a "Villa-Lobos sound," which he does, more or less. Other tunes, like Guaraldi's own happy-go-lucky "Treat Street," "Whirlpool," and Nat Adderley's "Work Song," are treated to gentle cha-cha rhythms. Guaraldi's piano is hauntingly melodic, impulsively swinging, and unmistakable for anyone else's, and the sound is much improved over the LP issue -- especially in the case of the strings, which sound less seedy on the CD.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/19/1996
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218687829
  • Catalog Number: 878
  • Sales rank: 18,002

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mr. Lucky (2:53)
  2. 2 What Kind of Fool Am I? (4:05)
  3. 3 Corcovado (3:20)
  4. 4 Work Song (4:12)
  5. 5 Treat Street (2:59)
  6. 6 Star Song (3:37)
  7. 7 Whirlpool (3:51)
  8. 8 Dor Que Faz Doer (2:50)
  9. 9 Brasilia (3:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vince Guaraldi Primary Artist, Piano
Eddie Duran Guitar
Jerry Granelli Drums
Bill Fitch Conga
Fred Marshall Bass, Bass Guitar
Benny Velarde Timbales
Technical Credits
Henry Mancini Composer
Nat Adderley Composer
Oscar Brown Jr. Composer
Phil DeLancie Remastering
Ralph J. Gleason Liner Notes
Nat Adderley Jr. Composer
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