Essential Standards

by: Vince Guaraldi Trio

As part of the Essential Standards series from OJC, pianist and composer Vince Guaraldi is spotlighted on 12 tracks recorded for Fantasy in the '50s and '60s. While this compilation contains great performances (several are from Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus and Cast Your Fate to the Wind), it may not be the best place for the casual fan to start. None of Guaraldi's songs associated with the Charlie Brown television cartoon are included, with the exception of the original master take of "Greensleeves." This set would, however, make a fine companion to Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits. ~ Al Campbell

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