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Vince GuaraldiVince Guaraldi & The Conte Candoli All Stars ... LP
Crown, 1960. Very Good ... $24.99
An incredible record – and the kind of rare LA bop session that got totally lost because it was never packaged properly! Vince Guaraldi plays some incredibly soulful piano, in a manner that's very different than his Fantasy recordings – and he's playing here with a killer group of LA players who deliver some of their finest recorded work! No kidding – the group includes Conte Candoli, Buddy Collette, Leroy Vinnegar, and Stan Levey – all playing with a fantastically tight and incredibly soulful bop groove, of the sort you always hear them credited for, but which you can never find on any of their snoozy more famous records. Trust us, the session's a gem – and it's one of those you can put on and surprise your friends, and yourself! Tracks include "Muggin The Minor", "Mambo Diane", "Macedonia", and "Little David". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small center split on the bottom seam.)

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Vince GuaraldiVince Guaraldi At Grace Cathedral ... LP
Fantasy, 1965. Very Good ... $7.99
One of the most ambitious recordings ever undertaken by Vince Guaraldi – a set recorded at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral, and one that augments Vince's usual trio format with a choir of voices – in a way that gives the whole album a wonderfully spiritual sound! The approach is a bit like some of the "jazz mass" albums of the 60s, but also has echoes of the Donald Byrd and Max Roach "jazz with voices" sessions – and alongside Vince's beautiful piano work, the use of the vocals sounds especially wonderful. Titles include "Agnus Dei", "Come Holy Ghost", "Nicene Creed", "Humbly I Adore Thee", and "Holy Communion Blues". And for some strange reason, the San Francisco Diocese is listed as the co-writer of all tunes – which leads us to wonder if they were shaking down Vince for cash! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo..)

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✨✧ Vince Guaraldi & Bola SeteLive At El Matador ... LP
Fantasy, 1966. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A hip little live date from the team of Vince Guaraldi and Bola Sete – one that's a bit heavier on Vince's piano than Bola's guitar – but in a way that's a-OK with us! There's a sweetly gliding sensibility to the whole set – that warm lyricism and subtle soul that Guaraldi always brought to his own 60s gems for Fantasy Records – a style made most famous by his work on the Peanuts cartoons at the time, but which comes off with an even deeper vibe here. There's a bit of rhythm backing behind the players – although that's also somewhat gentle too – and titles include long versions of "Favela" and "More", plus the "Black Orpheus Suite" – and the tracks "El Matador", "I'm A Loser", and "People". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing.)

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Vince GuaraldiDefinitive Vince Guaraldi (4LP set) ... LP
Fantasy, New Copy ... On October 9, 2015
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Vince GuaraldiPeanuts Greatest Hits ... LP
Fantasy, New Copy (reissue)... On September 4, 2015
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Vince Guaraldi & Bola SeteFrom All Sides ... LP
Fantasy, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... On September 25, 2015
One of the wonderful 60s collaborations between San Francisco pianist Vince Guaraldi and Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete – a pair who were easily one of America's best contributions to the bossa at the time! Yet the sound here isn't strictly bossa nova overall – thanks to Sete's wider range of influences on the guitar, which often bring in some samba elements – or some more personal lyrical moments that sound great next to Guaraldi's free-thinking work on piano. The rest of the group features either Fred Marshall or Monty Budwig on bass, or Jerry Granelli or Nick Martinez on drums. Titles include "Little Fishes", "Choro", "Ginza", "Menino Pequeno Da Bateria", and a nice take on "Girl From Ipanema". LP, Vinyl record album

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Vince Guaraldi TrioCharlie Brown's Holiday Hits ... LP
Fantasy, 1998. New Copy ... On October 9, 2015
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✨✧ Vince GuaraldiEclectic Vince Guaraldi ... LP
Warner, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderfully groovy album from pianist Vince Guaraldi – a player that we love for his classic work on the Charlie Brown soundtracks, and who sounds equally great on this rare little set! The album nicely expands Vince's sound of earlier years – by taking his lyrical piano groove and adding in a bit of electric harpsichord – plus slightly larger arrangements that feature a bit of electric bass, guitar, and just the right light touches of strings. The resulting sound is wonderful – as deeply reflective as some of Vince's better-known work, but with some cool late 60s touches that really give the album a fresh kind of feel. And heck, Vince even sings on 2 Tim Hardin tracks – "Black Sheep Boy" and "Reason To Believe" – using a great raspy style of vocals that we didn't even know he had! Other titles include a great electric version of "The Beat Goes On", plus cool originals "Nobody Else", "Coffee and Doe-Nuts", and "Lucifer's Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Vince GuaraldiCast Your Fate To The Wind – Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus ... LP
Fantasy, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful record of light, lyrical piano jazz – and one of the best-selling jazz albums ever on Fantasy Records! Vince Guaraldi started the set as a tribute to the film Black Orpheus – and some of the album features his nice renditions of Jobim/Bonfa tunes like "Manha De Carnaval" and "Samba De Orpheus". However, Guaraldi also managed to pen his own amazing track – "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" – a lyrical romping piano instrumental that went onto become a huge charting instrumental hit during the 60s. The track's been heard a million times over the years, but it's still pretty darn great – and it's surrounded in a nice set with other tunes that have the same feel – including "O Nosso Amour", "Alma-Ville", "Since I Fell For You", and "Moon River". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Vince GuaraldiJazz Impressions Of A Boy Named Charlie Brown ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The original album release of Vince Guaraldi's wonderful music for the first-ever cartoon to feature the Peanuts characters in animated form – a sublime batch of jazz instrumentals that forever changed the face of music in shows of this nature! Vince steps out with an amazing sound right from the start – even different than his previous jazz records from the San Francisco scene – with a more careful balance of swing and sadness, lyricism and soul – always played in a subtle, understated way that really makes the music come through with a lasting degree of power. Core sounds are from the trio of Guaraldi on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Colin Bailey on drums – and titles include key early versions of the "Charlie Brown Theme" and "Linus & Lucy" – plus "Oh Good Grief", Pebble Beach", "Schroeder", and "Blue Charlie Brown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove.)
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Conte CandoliConte Candoli Quartet ... LP
Mode, 1957. Good ... $14.99
Arguably one of the best records cut for the short-lived Mode label in the late 50s – and easily one of the best from trumpeter Conte Candoli too! For the session, Conte front a quartet with Vince Guaraldi on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Stan Levey on drums – and Guaraldi's piano style's got a heck of a lot more soul than you'd expect, a detail that brings a nice depth to a session that might have been otherwise lightweight – and which comes off with the same strength overall as the pair's outing from the same time for the Crown label. Candoli seems to play about half the tracks with a mute, but still in a style that's more open and fluid than much of his other work from the time – and titles include "Tara Ferma", "Diane", "Mambo Blues", "Mediolistic", and "Walkie Talkie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has wear, a large peeld spot on the back and wide tape along all seams. Vinyl has some pain splatters, but plays through with some surface noise.)

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✨✧ Richie KamucaJazz Erotica ... LP
Hi Fi, 1957. Very Good+ ... $49.99
A killer bit of west coast jazz from the 50s – and hardly what you might expect from the title! The album's actually not the kind of aural sex you might expect (although it does have a nice nude on the front!) It is, however, one of the few sessions led by tenorist Richie Kamuca, a great player with a great edge here – one that's much sharper than the cheesecake painting, and a perfect driving force for the larger octet on the date! The album's similar to Kamuca's album on the Hi-Fi label – played with a largeish group, but a lean sound overall – thanks to the talents of Bill Holman on baritone, Conte Candoli on trumpet, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Vince Guaraldi on piano, Monte Budwig on bass, and Stan Levey on drums. Arrangements are nicely fresh, and titles include "Star Eyes", "Linger Awhile", "Fun", "I Hadn't Anyone Till You", "Way Down Under", and "Blue Jazz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam, a name in pen, and some moderate wear.)

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Richie KamucaWest Coast Jazz In Hi Fi ... LP
Hi Fi, 1959. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A hard-swinging session that's much hipper than you might guess from the "hi fi" or "west coast" in the title – recorded with none of the cliches that both tags might make you think – and instead a well-crafted set of solos from the mighty Richie Kamuca! Back in the 50s, Kamuca really had a tremendous tone – one that was often buried in larger groups, but occasionally got to take the solo spotlight on gems like this – stepping out with a raspy, almost gritty undercurrent – a sense of deeper soul in the sound that was uncommon for the west coast scene, and which we might almost compare to the similar qualities of a young Charlie Mariano on the alto sax. Although the group here is fairly largeish – with Bill Holman on baritone sax, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Conte Candoli on trumpet, and Vince Guaraldi on piano – Kamuca's clearly the main solo star, and is set up nicely in some subtle arrangements by Holman. Titles include "Linger Awhile", "Star Eyes", "Stella By Starlight", "Blue Jazz", and "Way Down Under". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear & a small split on the spine.)

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Frank RosolinoFrank Rosolino Quintet ... LP
Mode, 1957. Very Good+ ... $59.99
One of the best albums on the rare Mode label – and a great quintet side by trombonist Frank Rosolino! The group here features Vince Guaraldi on piano, Richie Kamuca on tenor, Monty Budwig on bass, and Stan Levy on drums – and the sound's a lot harder than you'd expect from the combo. Guraldi's especially rough-edged – with a soulful sound that's quite different than his 60s recordings, one that sounds great next to Rosolino's horn. Titles include "Tuffy", "Fine Shape", "Cherry", "Let's Make It", "Fallout", "Thou Swell", "How Long Has This Been Going On" and "They Say". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with deep groove! Vinyl is very nice – and cover is nice, too – save for a small name in one corner on the back.)

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Cal TjaderJazz At The Blackhawk ... LP
Fantasy, 1957. Very Good- ... $6.99
A real standout session from Cal Tjader – a straight jazz side from the late 50s, recorded with a hip group that includes Vince Guaraldi on piano, Gene Wright on bass, and Al Torre on drums. Although Cal's possibly better-remembered for his Latin work of the time, the record is a good reminder that the Tjader approach to vibes worked equally well in a more standard jazz setting – especially when paired with the lightly lyrical piano genius of a young Vince Guaraldi! The set was captured live at the Blackhawk in San Francisco – practically home turf for Cal and the group – with a sound that's easy, laidback, and very nicely grooving! Titles include "Lover Come Back To Me", "Bill B", "Land's End", "Thinking Of You MJQ", and "Two For Blues Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam with yellowed tape residue, and some discoloration from age.)

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Cal TjaderNight At The Blackhawk ... LP
Fantasy, 1958. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of Cal Tjader's best late 50s dates for Fantasy Records – thanks to some smoking tenor sax from Jose "Chombo" Silva! The album has Cal working in the very comfortable territory of San Francisco's Blackhawk Nightclub – in a combo that also features familiar players Vince Guaraldi on piano, Al McKibbon on bass, Willie Boby on drums, and Mongo Santamaria on congas – all musicians who'd previously helped Tjader hit some of his best Latin grooves! But the addition of Silva on a few tracks here really makes the set crackle – giving it a gutsy, soulful fee that you don't always get on some of Tjader's other records. Tracks are longish – and titles include the nice original "Bill B", plus jazzy versions of "I Love Paris", "Blue & Sentimental", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, on red vinyl.)

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✨✧ Cal TjaderCal Tjader's Latin Concert ... LP
Fantasy, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not the sort of stodgy affair you might think from the "concert" in the title – and instead a relaxed, nicely-grooving little set – recorded by Cal Tjader in the very familiar territory of the Blackhawk night club in San Francisco! The recording quality is less live than other Tjader location recordings – less audience noise, or room feel – and instead a sound that's as crystal clear as any of Cal's great studio recordings from the time – served up with a warmth and glow that gets us right from the very first note! Tjader's vibes seem a bit harder-edged than usual – and the group's a quintet with Vince Guaraldi on piano, Al McKibbon on bass, Willie Bobo on timbales and drums, and Mongo Santamaria on congas. Titles include "Mi Guaguanco", "Cubano Chant", "Viva Cepeda", "A Young Love", "Tu Crees Que", and "Mood For Milt". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label 70s pressing.)

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