[JPL] Music query

Peter Solomon psolomon at ideastations.org
Wed Jan 18 17:42:58 EST 2012


Thanks very much, I'll write those folks. Have a good week! - Peter

On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 5:17 PM, Maurice Hogue <onemansjazz at shaw.ca> wrote:

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> Peter,
> 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
> questions.
>
> 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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> Maurice
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>> Hi jazz programming community,
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>> 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
>> (804) 560-8171
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