Vince Guaraldi - The Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi (1996) [Latin Jazz, Cool, World Fusion]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

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Vince Guaraldi - The Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi (1996) [Latin Jazz, Cool, World Fusion]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

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Artist: Vince Guaraldi
Album: The Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi
Genre: Latin Jazz, Cool, World Fusion
Label: Fantasy/OJC
Released: 1996
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Tracklist:
  1. Mr. Lucky (Mancini) - 2:53
  2. What Kind of Fool Am I? (Newley-Bricusse) - 4:05
  3. Corcovado (Jobim) - 3:20
  4. Work Song (Adderley) - 4:12
  5. Treat Street (Guaraldi) - 2:59
  6. Star Song (Guaraldi-Siden) - 3:37
  7. Whirlpool (Guaraldi) - 3:51
  8. Dor Que Faz Doer (Bonfa) - 2:50
  9. Brasilia (Guaraldi) - 3:49

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    Personnel:
  • Vince Guaraldi - piano
  • Eddie Duran - guitar
  • Fred Marshall - bass
  • Jerry Granelli - drums
  • Bill Fitch - congas
  • Benny Velarde - timbales

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.
Review by Richard S. Ginell

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