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✨✧ Vince GuaraldiCast Your Fate To The Wind – Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus ... LP
Fantasy, 1962. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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. Cover has a gloss wrinkle.)

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✨✧ Vince Guaraldi/Ron Crotty/Jerry DodgionModern Music From San Francisco ... LP
Fantasy, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
Incredible stuff! The LP features work from 3 seminal modern mid 50s groups of the Bay Area scene – all recorded at the Blackhawk nightclub in San Francisco at the height of their powers! Tracks feature the Vince Guaraldi quartet with Jerry Dodgion on alto, the Dodgion Quartet with Sonny Clark on piano, and the Ron Crotty trio with Vince on piano and celeste – so all groups are clearly linked here, both in personnel and styles! The collection of tracks is extremely well put together – as all tunes are united by a post-bop approach that looks strongly towards modern jazz, yet which never fails to swing. Great stuff – and an essential chapter of the emerging 50s underground. Titles include "Ginza", "The Groove", "Miss Jackie's Dish", "Calling Dr Funk", "Between 8th & 10th On Mission Street", and "The Night We Called It A Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy early black vinyl pressing, with deep groove! Cover has a split top seam, and some old tape on the bottom, but is nice overall.)
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Richie KamucaWest Coast Jazz In Hi Fi ... LP
Hi Fi, 1959. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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.)

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