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Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus
Vince Guaraldi
Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
 
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Among the early '60s wave of American jazzmen entranced by Brazilian music, none proved more ebullient than pianist Vince Guaraldi, whose homage to a 1959 film retelling the Orpheus myth as an underclass Rio de Janeiro rom...  more »

      
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All Artists: Vince Guaraldi
Title: Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ojc
Release Date: 7/1/1991
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: Cool Jazz, Latin Jazz, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 025218643726

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Among the early '60s wave of American jazzmen entranced by Brazilian music, none proved more ebullient than pianist Vince Guaraldi, whose homage to a 1959 film retelling the Orpheus myth as an underclass Rio de Janeiro romance proved a sleeper hit. With Guaraldi's fleet, always rhythmic piano driving these concise trio settings, Black Orpheus remains a seductive delight, probing the then-exotic push and pull of samba with glee, but leaving ample room for more contemplative ballads that remain deeply affecting more than three decades after the album's release. Luis Bonfa's and Antonio Carlos Jobim's music was the seed for the project, yielding a percolating "Samba de Orpheus" and the haunting ballad, "Manha de Carnaval," but the album's best-known performance remains Guaraldi's own wistful and swinging "Cast Your Fate to the Wind." A surprise single hit in 1965, the song would later receive a more expansive pop cover, but it's Guaraldi's original that remains the superior performance--a wordless romantic reverie that speaks volumes in Guaraldi's tender verses, muscular choruses, and romping bridge. --Sam Sutherland

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C. Williams | Michigan USA | 02/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Our family enjoys the Charlie Brown Christmas Soundtrack by Vince Guaraldi. This CD has several tracks that equal that performance"