[JPL] Music query

Tom Mallison tomthejazzman at embarqmail.com
Wed Jan 18 17:58:41 EST 2012


Check Amazon for Vice Guaraldi music.

On 1/18/2012 5:42 PM, Peter Solomon wrote:
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> Thanks very much, I'll write those folks. Have a good week! - Peter
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> 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.
>>
>> 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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