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Encyclopedia > Vince Guaraldi
Vincent Anthony Guaraldi
Vince Guaraldi
Born July 17, 1928
San Francisco, California, USA
Died February 6, 1976
Menlo Park, California, USA

Vince Guaraldi (July 17, 1928 - February 6, 1976) was an American jazz musician and pianist best known for composing music for animated adaptations of the Peanuts comic strip. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (637x743, 167 KB) JNL Vince Guaraldi (illustration) File links The following pages link to this file: Vince Guaraldi ... July 17 is the 198th day (199th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 167 days remaining. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Flag Seal Nickname: The City by the Bay; The City That Knows How; Golden Mountain (historic Chinese name) Location Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: , Government City-County San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Geographical characteristics Area     City 600. ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Menlo Park is a city in San Mateo County, California in the United States of America. ... July 17 is the 198th day (199th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 167 days remaining. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Jazz is an original American musical art form originating around the start of the 20th century in New Orleans. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... Charlie Brown is the principal character of the Peanuts comic strip. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ...


He was born in San Francisco, California. He graduated from Lincoln High School, attended San Francisco State College, and served as an Army cook in the Korean War. Flag Seal Nickname: The City by the Bay; The City That Knows How; Golden Mountain (historic Chinese name) Location Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: , Government City-County San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Geographical characteristics Area     City 600. ... Abraham Lincoln High School is a California Distinguished and fully accredited comprehensive public high school located in the Sunset District of San Francisco, California. ... San Francisco State University is a branch of the California State University system. ... Combatants Western Allied/UN combatants: Republic of Korea United States United Kingdom Communist combatants: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea People’s Republic of China Soviet Union Commanders Douglas MacArthur Mark W. Clark Matthew Ridgway Jeong Il-Gwon Syngman Rhee Kim Il-sung, Peng Dehuai Strength Note: All figures may...


In his first serious gig, he had to fill in for Art Tatum. Arthur Tatum, Jr. ...


His first recording came in 1953 when he played on the Cal Tjader Trio release Vibratharpe. By 1955, Guaraldi had put together his own trio with Eddie Duran and Dean Reilly. 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... Cal Tjader (July 16, 1925–May 5, 1982) was an American Latin jazz musician. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He wrote many pieces for the popular animated Peanuts television holiday specials; his most-recognized tune is Linus and Lucy from A Charlie Brown Christmas, a song which has been adopted by fans worldwide as the musical signature of the Peanuts franchise. Linus and Lucy is a jazz piano piece written by Vince Guaraldi and made popular in many of the Peanuts animated television specials. ... Cover from the soundtrack album for A Charlie Brown Christmas A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) is the first of many prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. ...


One of his well-known pieces is "Cast Your Fate to the Wind," for which he won a Grammy in the category "Best Original Jazz Composition." The track appears on the 1962 album Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus, inspired by the French/Portuguese film "Black Orpheus," which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Picture. Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro in Portuguese) is a 1959 Brazilian film by French director Marcel Camus based on the play Orfeu da Conceição by poet Vinicius de Moraes. ...


While searching for just the right music to accompany a planned Peanuts Christmas special, Charles Schulz (the creator of the Peanuts comic strip) and Lee Mendelson (the producer of the special) heard a live club performance of "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" by Vince Guaraldi's trio on the radio while traveling in a taxicab on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. Schulz demanded to be taken to the club immediately and introduced himself to Mr. Guaraldi after the set. He proposed the idea of Mr. Guaraldi scoring the upcoming Peanuts Christmas special and Mr. Guaraldi enthusiastically took the job. He went on to compose scores for sixteen Peanuts television specials, and the feature film A Boy Named Charlie Brown. Charles Monroe Schulz (November 26, 1922 - February 12, 2000) was a 20th-century American cartoonist best known for his Peanuts comic strip. ... The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening into the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. ... A Boy Named Charlie Brown is a television documentary film about Charles M. Schulz and his creation Peanuts, produced by Lee Mendelson with some animated scenes by Bill Melendez and music by Vince Guaraldi (his first Peanuts-related compositions). ...


Guaraldi died of a sudden heart attack at age 47 on February 6, 1976. He was found in a room at the Red Cottage Inn hotel, relaxing between sets at Butterfield's nightclub in Menlo Park, California. Guaraldi had just finished recording the soundtrack for It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown earlier that afternoon. A myocardial infarction occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque slowly builds up in the inner lining of a coronary artery and then suddenly ruptures, totally occluding the artery and preventing blood flow downstream. ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Menlo Park is a city in San Mateo County, California in the United States of America. ... Its Arbor Day, Charlie Brown is one of many prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. ...


After Guaraldi's death, the music for the Peanuts series was composed by noted jazz musician David Benoit, who has often credited Guaraldi and the original Peanuts Christmas special music for his interest in jazz. David Benoit, (May 9, 1953 - ) is a jazz fusion pianist, composer and producer, representative of the West Coast L.A. style of fusion. ...


In 2004, a heretofore unknown live performance of the eight-part "Charlie Brown Suite" was released, restored from tapes in private collections.

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Discography

Albums as leader or co-leader

  • 1955 Modern Music from San Francisco
  • 1956 Vince Guaraldi Trio
  • 1957 A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing
  • 1962 Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus (also known as "Cast Your Fate to the Wind: Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus")
  • 1963 Vince Guaraldi In Person
  • 1963 Vince Guaraldi, Bola Sete and Friends
  • 1964 The Latin Side Of Vince Guaraldi
  • 1964 Jazz Impressions Of A Boy Named Charlie Brown
  • 1965 From All Sides (with Bola Sete)
  • 1965 The Grace Cathedral Concert
  • 1965 A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • 1966 Live at El Matador (with Bola Sete)
  • 1968 Vince Guaraldi With San Francisco Boys Chorus
  • 1968 Oh Good Grief!
  • 1969 The Eclectic Vince Guaraldi
  • 1970 Alma-Ville
  • 1998 Charlie Brown's holiday Hits
  • 2001 Jazz Casual: Paul Winter / Bola Sete & Vince Guaraldi (1963 television recording)
  • 2003 The Charlie Brown Suite & Other Favorites (previously unreleased material from late 1960s)
  • 2005 Oaxaca (previously unreleased material from late 1960s/early 1970s)
  • 2006 North Beach (previously unreleased material from late 1960s/early 1970s)

There are at least two versions of the Christmas music album A Charlie Brown Christmas. ...

Notable appearances on other albums

  • 1953 Vibra-Tharpe (Cal Tjader Trio; Guaraldi's first recorded session)
  • 1956 Introducing Gus Mancuso
  • 1957 Cal Tjader (Cal Tjader Quartet)
  • 1957 Jazz At The Blackhawk (Cal Tjader Quartet)
  • 1957 Tjader Goes Latin (Cal Tjader)
  • 1958 Stan Getz/Cal Tjader Sextet
  • 1958 Latin Concert (Cal Tjader Sextet)
  • 1959 West Coast Jazz In Hifi (Richie Kamuca/Bill Holman)
  • 1959 A Night At The Blackhawk (Cal Tjader Sextet)
  • 1960 Little Band, Big Jazz (The Conte Candoli All Stars)

Albums showcasing Vince Guaraldi’s music

  • 1987 Happy Anniversary, Charlie Brown (Various artists including B.B. King, Chick Corea, Gerry Mulligan, Dave Brubeck)
  • 1995 Joe's Cool Blues (Wynton Marsalis)
  • 1996 Linus & Lucy: The Music Of Vince Guaraldi (George Winston)
  • 2000 Here's to You, Charlie Brown! 50 Great Years! (David Benoit)

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Vince Guaraldi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (533 words)
Vince Guaraldi (July 17, 1928 - February 6, 1976) was an American jazz musician and pianist best known for composing music for animated adaptations of the Peanuts comic strip.
Guaraldi died of a sudden heart attack at age 47 on February 6, 1976.
After Guaraldi's death, the music for the Peanuts series was composed by noted jazz musician David Benoit, who has often credited Guaraldi and the original Peanuts Christmas special music for his interest in jazz.
Vince Guaraldi - Music Downloads - Online (1124 words)
Bio: Vince Guaraldi, the widely acclaimed jazz pianist best known for his cheerful, uplifting work with Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang, got his start in the music biz with a record entitled Blues Groove by Woody Herman in 1956.
Though Guaraldi received a wonderful chance to record with Stan Getz in February of 1958 with Cal Tjader and his sextet, his playing abilities were lost in the shuffle of Getz's Latin grooves and the sextet's swinging sound.
With such tremendous grace and majestic prowess, Vince Guaraldi will always live in the minds and hearts of jazz and music fans of all ages who dare to open their ears to such gracefully played music.
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