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Vince Guaraldi
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
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All Artists: Vince Guaraldi
Title: Alma-Ville
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wounded Bird Records
Release Date: 1/18/2005
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: Cool Jazz, Latin Jazz, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 664140182820

CD Reviews

At Last!
Charles F. Luce, Jr. | Boulder, CO USA | 04/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was Vince's last studio effort and, by all accounts, one of the rarest of albums to find. When I bought a new turntable after many years, it was among the first albums I played. Because it was released on Warner, there was despair among Vince's fans that it would never see a CD treatment. Despair no more. Not only has been released, it has been giving loving treatment by the wizards at Rhino.

Worth the price of admission if only for Uno Y Uno, on which Vince plays electric guitar, the entire album shows Guaraldi in full maturity as an artist, displaying the jazz/blues fusion and delicate touch for which he was beloved by his fans. Herb Ellis on guitar, Colin Bailey on drums, and a host of other studio greats make Alma-Ville like the last bottle of fine vintage wine you thought was lost forever, but found in a far corner of your basement. Open it, let it breath, and savor every drop.
Just all around fab!
Gretchen Collier | beatsville, LA | 06/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i'd been eyeing this for awhile but did't buy it because i'm working on the all around basic jazz collection.
i think everyone knows vince guaraldi for the charlie brown stuff, which is great, but then maybe they don't hear the other stuff he's made.
If you want the treatment, I'd recommend this FIRST and then maybe that to really get a feel for his music! I've been getting into the jazz messengers and have a hard time deciding which I like more, them or Vince. Or Dave Brubeck. It's so hard.
I love the simplicity of this record. I love that theres nothing too complicated or unapproachable or too many personalities at work here.
I like the fact that you can get this and pop it in and know nothing about it and just listen to it.
The surprise for me? Elenor Rigby covered.
Mind grabber
Lucania | Florida | 03/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had this album on tape and decided to buy the CD. It was well worth the money. He's great and I like to be in the car with the volume up when I listen to it."