Friday, January 1, 2010
Vince GUARALDI And Bola SETE - From All Sides 1964
Given Vince Guaraldi's affinity for Brazilian music, this pairing with Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete from the early '60s seems like a natural. On From All Sides, fans of the Peanuts TV specials will recognize Guaraldi's trademark pianistic style, with "Menino Pequeno da Bateria" being essentially the same tune used as "My Little Drum" on A Charlie Brown Christmas. The melody of "Ginza Samba" will also be familiar to the Charlie Brown TV audience. Sete contributes a pair of originals, with "Mambeando" being especially enjoyable. The group offers a tasty reading of "The Girl from Ipanema," and places "A Taste of Honey" into an interesting Latin groove. The interaction between the two principals here is generally quite good, though Sete's solo appears to be out of kilter rhythmically with Guaraldi's trio on "Menino Pequeno." That minor complaint aside, this is an enjoyable, easygoing outing.
By Jim Newsom.
Guaraldi and Sete team up again for another attractive, mostly bossa nova session, this time with a softer-focused rhythm section, shorter tracks, and more Guaraldi tunes (4) on the menu than before. Guaraldi's quasi-Oriental "Ginza" is resurrected and retooled, "The Girl From Ipanema" and "A Taste Of Honey" are dutifully covered, and the most amusing track is Vince's tongue-in-cheek, slightly rock-ish cha-cha "The Ballad Of Pancho Villa." Although Guaraldi was in somewhat fresher form in his other albums with Sete, this one won't disappoint his fans
By Richard S. Ginell, All Music Guide.
Vince Guaraldi- (Piano);
Bola Sete- (Guitar);
Fred Marshall, Monty Budwig- (Bass);
Jerry Granelli, Nick Martinez- (Drums).
02.Menino Pequeno Da Bateria
04.The Girl From Ipanema
05.A Taste Of Honey
06.Ballad Of Pancho Villa