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jueves, 2 de junio de 2016

Vince Guaraldi Trio • The Latin Side Of Vince Guaraldi

Review by 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.

A1 Mr. Lucky 2:53
A2 What Kind Of Fool Am I ? 4:05
A3 Corcovado (Quiet Nights) 3:20
A4 Work Song 4:12
B1 Treat Street 2:59
B2 Star Song 3:37
B3 Whirlpool 3:51
B4 Dor Que Faz Duer 2:50
B5 Brasilia 3:49

Bass – Fred Marshall
Congas – Bill Fitch
Drums – Jerry Granelli
Guitar – Eddie Duran
Timbales – Benny Velarde
Piano – Vince Guaraldi

Recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco
1964 Fantasy Records, Inc.

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