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Smooth, cool, romantic jazz-samba magic!
on October 19, 2000
This is a very nice CD which combines two of the three albums Vince and Bola recorded together. The first five tracks were done in the studio with the remaining tracks being recorded live. I was somewhat disappointed that Bola only appears in two of the last six tracks, but pleased, none-the-less, being a Vince Guaraldi fan.
Fans of the Vince Guaraldi trio will not be disappointed by the addition of Bola's guitar to Vince's piano and the trio's bass and drums. Vince and Bola shine brilliantly whether serving as accompanists to one another or as soloists. The quartet as a whole are smooth, cool and tight with nothing feeling out of place. The live tracks tend to showcase Vince and Bola's excellent solo skills more than the studio tracks.
It's difficult for me to pick a favorite selection. I'd have to say the first five tracks. I like to keep this one close by when I'm ready to unwind. Check it out, throw it on, kick back and relax. This CD is as refreshing as a cool summer breeze.