[JPL] Music query

Maurice Hogue onemansjazz at shaw.ca
Wed Jan 18 17:17:31 EST 2012

I would suggest you relay to your listener that he contact
Jerry Granelli who played drums with Guaraldi a lot back
then.  Whether he was in that particular version of the
sextet, I don't know.  I can see on the 'net that someone,
probably your listener, has been searching the same

Jerry is living in Halifax and still very active musically.
www.jerrygranelli.com.  It might be worth a shot. Jerry
might know something.

The other guy to contact would have been Fred Marshall,
Guaraldi's usual bassist, but Fred died 2001 or something.


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>Hi jazz programming community,
>I received an email from a listener which I have excerpted below - he is
>trying to find out about some music he says he heard on npr but I don't see
>anything on Weekend Edition's playlist that resembles what he describes:
>the original piece is heard as a cue in the TV movie "It's the Great
>Pumpkin Charlie Brown" and played by the Vince Guaraldi Sextet.  If you
>know the movie, the piece plays over Snoopy's escape from no man's land
>after he's been shot down in his Sopwith Camel.  It's a lovely and
>evocative piece that opens with a solo flute.  In the arrangement I heard
>on NPR, the opening is a solo piano soon joined by acoustic bass.  From
>research on the internet, I believe the composer was John Scott Trotter,
>NBC's music producer for the Charlie Brown specials (and supposedly the
>trombone player who gives voice to the adult's in the Charlie Brown
>specials [wah, wah, waaah).  The story is that the master tapes were
>lost/destroyed, so the only copies live on as cues in the TV special.
>Hearing the beginning of the piece in a new arrangement on NPR has given me
>hope I might yet track down a commercially available copy of the song.
>If you have an idea of what this might be, please let me know.
>Thanks for your help,
>Peter Solomon
>WCVE Public Radio
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