Vince Guaraldi Trio
Ever since its debut in 1965, the Vince Guaraldi Trio's album A Charlie Brown Christmas has reigned as a Yuletide classic. The beloved Peanuts animated special from which it sprang was a sensation the first time it aired on CBS-TV, and so was its cool soundtrack by the veteran Bay Area pianist, which introduced countless children to the joys of jazz. Buoyed by annual airings of the program, the album has remained extremely popular ever since. A 1987 reissue went platinum as … MORE
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The best modern jazz classics are revisited in the Original Jazz Classics Remasters series. More
Remixed in stereo and 24-bit remastered from the original tapes, this very special reissue of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" features 4… More
with Tom Harrell, Seward McCain, Monty Budwig, Colin Bailey, Glen Cronkite, John Copolla, Frank Snow, Eddie Duran, Pat Firth, Lee Charlton, John… More
Originally entitled Jazz Impressions of a Boy Named Charlie Brown, this is an important album not only because it is Guaraldi's first Peanuts… More
20 Bit Mastering ORIGINAL RECORDING REISSUED ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED Here is Vince Guaraldi's breakthrough album… More
In the early Sixties, the Brazilian import called bossa nova swept through jazz. The music's most prominent composer was Antonio Carlos Jobim, and… More
From undergraduate boogie-woogie pianist to creator of the music for Peanuts television specials, Vince Guaraldi came up in solid fashion… More
ABOUT VINCE GUARALDI TRIO
This San Francisco trio of the mid-1950s has a sparkling personality all its own with a refreshing lack of pretentiousness; an ebullient swing on the up-tempos, and a subtle, unhackneyed approach to ballads such as "Sweet and Lovely" and/or jazz standards such as John Lewis's "Django."
Vince Guaraldi and Eddie Duran had been longtime associates on the San Francisco music scene and their rapport is self-evident. Bassist Dean Reilly fit right in to help form a trio that is the epitome of "easy listening," without sounding like the King Cole Trio or any of the many other piano/guitar/bass trios so popular in the previous decade.