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Vince Guaraldi - Peanuts Portraits: The Classic Character Themes (2010)

18-02-2014, 11:30
Jazz | FLAC / APE

Vince Guaraldi - Peanuts Portraits: The Classic Character Themes (2010)

Artist: Vince Guaraldi
Title Of Album: Peanuts Portraits: The Classic Character Themes
Year Of Release: 2010
Label: Fantasy/Concord
Genre: Cool, Mainstream Jazz
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Bitrate: Lossless
Total Time: 36:37
Total Size: 186 mb


01. Linus and Lucy (Guaraldi) - 3:09
02. Sally's Blues (Guaraldi) - 2:00
03. Blue Charlie Brown (version #2) (Guaraldi) - 2:06
04. Peppermint Patty (Guaraldi) - 2:40
05. Charlie's Blues (variation) (Guaraldi) - 2:31
06. Joe Cool (Guaraldi) - 2:57
07. Frieda (With the Naturally Curly Hair) (alternate) (Guaraldi) - 6:08
08. Schroeder (alternate) (Guaraldi) - 2:57
09. Little Birdie (Guaraldi) - 3:16
10. The Masked Marvel (Guaraldi) - 5:37
11. Linus and Lucy (Guaraldi) - 3:16

The three-star rating is given because there probably are a great deal more of Vince Guaraldi's recordings out there. Since the whole CD clocks in at only about 34 minutes, this seems like a high price to pay for a CD that is not completely Vince, and only has eleven tracks. The George Winston tracks, while a fitting tribute, do not really have the spirit of the original Guaraldi recordings, being simply solo piano. The clunkers on this CD are tracks 2 and 6. The inclusion of saxophone does not really seem to fit the timbre of Guaraldi's Fender Rhodes-laced jazz. The instrumental version of 'Joe Cool' has some fine piano and brass work, but possesses an ear-splitting whistle. If you're just starting to get into Guaraldi (and are not as much of a purist as I am), this might be the place for you to start. If you want a more truthful representation for the feel of his work, pick up 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'.

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