It blew my mind. I'm still saddened, when I think of him, because he was such an energized person, and he seemed to have endless supply of good fortune.
It seemed everything he touched turned into money or opportunity. I simply couldn't believe it. Charles Gompertz, who invited Guaraldi to perform at Grace Cathedral in , commented in , "I think part of Vince's problem was that he never really took very good care of himself. He stayed out late, he smoked, and he did a whole lot of things. He tried everything. I mean, when skateboards first came out, he was the first kid on his block to get one, only as a kid he happened to be about He pushed himself to the limit, whether musically or physically.
He saw himself as a very youthful person, but he didn't do any of the physical things you have to do to prepare yourself to live like that. Guaraldi married high school girlfriend Shirley Moskowitz on February 1, She initially filed for divorce on April 21, , citing "extreme cruelty. August 11, and Dia Lisa b. February 16, A book-length biography of Guaraldi was published in March Vince Guaraldi at the Piano , by author and Guaraldi archivist Derrick Bang, chronicles Guaraldi's career and role in the Northern California jazz scene, and also includes a complete discography and filmography, as well as an appendix of quotations from Guaraldi's former sidemen.
Jazz musician David Benoit has often credited Guaraldi and the Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack for his interest in jazz. And those three bags are all his. Mendelson reflected on Guaraldi's contribution to the Peanuts franchise when Winston released his two tribute albums, saying "Several generations have now grown up with Vince Guaraldi's music.
If people hear just one or two bass notes of the intro to 'Linus and Lucy', they cheer. The Peanuts programs and Vince's music were such a wonderful marriage. It's a shame it got cut off so soon, but people like George are perpetuating it, for which we are very appreciative. In , Guaraldi's son David began working to secure the necessary licenses to distribute some of his father's previously unreleased material. In , a two-hour documentary entitled The Anatomy of Vince Guaraldi was released, featuring recently discovered and restored footage of Guaraldi's appearances and recording sessions.
The documentary was co-produced by Toby Gleason son of Ralph J. Gleason and filmmaker Andrew Thomas. Gleason commented, "let's just agree that Vince Guaraldi re-invented the sound of the modern American Christmas. In his review of The Definitive Vince Guaraldi , All About Jazz critic David Rickert credited Guaraldi for introducing many to the world of jazz music "before we even knew what it was.
His originals were some of the best jazz to come from the West Coast scene and a tribute to what can happen when a great muse hits a gifted composer.
Guaraldi used a variety of sidemen throughout his career. His main preference was playing as a trio, although this number would increase depending on the needs of a song, live performance or Peanuts soundtrack. Guitarist Eddie Duran served steadily throughout the s and s, save for mid—65 when Guaraldi teamed up with guitarist Bola Sete as a double act. During the s, Guaraldi himself performed guitar when necessary but otherwise did not retain a sideman to fill the position.
Starting in , Colin Bailey filled the role, followed by Jerry Granelli. Mike Clark became Guaraldi's regular drummer for live performances during the s. Additional sources:  . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American jazz pianist. Vincent Anthony Dellaglio . San Francisco , California , U. Menlo Park, California , U. Membership has its privileges.
Learn more. Vince Guaraldi - piano. Learn more about our star rating system. Showcase Buy Now. Featured Video. Shop Amazon. The Path Chien Chien Lu. Wednesday 8 July Thursday 9 July Friday 10 July Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July Monday 13 July Tuesday 14 July Wednesday 15 July Thursday 16 July Friday 17 July Saturday 18 July Sunday 19 July Monday 20 July Tuesday 21 July Wednesday 22 July Thursday 23 July Friday 24 July Saturday 25 July Sunday 26 July Monday 27 July Tuesday 28 July Wednesday 29 July Thursday 30 July Friday 31 July Saturday 1 August Sunday 2 August Monday 3 August Tuesday 4 August Wednesday 5 August Thursday 6 August Friday 7 August Saturday 8 August Sunday 9 August Monday 10 August Tuesday 11 August Wednesday 12 August Thursday 13 August Friday 14 August Saturday 15 August Sunday 16 August Monday 17 August Tuesday 18 August There were apparently three sets of sessions with three different sets of sidemen, and it's unclear exactly which recordings were used for the album and the special in cases where the album and special differ.
Keith V likes this. Steve Hoffman , Jan 19, Thanks for fixing the thread title, Mr. It's confusing. No mention of recordings at KQED. Retrieved February 25, Retrieved October 7, December 1, Paramount Home Entertainment. Grace Cathedral. Archived from the original on January 21, Retrieved May 12, Cincinnati Enquirer. Archived from the original on September 20, Retrieved November 16, Retrieved June 4, Pitchfork Media.
Retrieved September 19, Christmas in the Charts — Wisconsin: Record Research. Albums: She's Back". Los Angeles Times. The Library of Congress. A Charlie Brown Christmas booklet. Beverly Hills: Concord Music Group. Retrieved May 11, Retrieved December 24, Prometheus Global Media.
February 19,A Charlie Brown Christmas (Expanded Edition) Vince Guaraldi Trio. Genre: Soundtrack Release Date: Explicitness: notExplicit Country: USA Track Count: 15 ℗ Concord Music Group, Inc.