Album Review: The Complete Warner Bros. -7 Arts Recordings by Vince Guaraldi

Although known for Peanuts/Charlie Brown, this compilation of Guaraldi’s late ‘60s Warner Bros. output encompasses that and more. Disc 1 features the albums Oh, Good Grief! and The Eclectic Vince Guaraldi. This side spans the gamut from his best known works to progressive jazz takes on original compositions and pop classics. Disc 2 features alternate takes and unreleased bonus tracks as well as one of his latter and rarest releases Alma-Ville. Here he covers everything from The Beatles and Burt Bacharach to swinging Latin grooves and we get to hear him dabble in singing and guitar as well.

Rating: 8/10
Omnivore Recordings
Producer: Cheryl Pawelski