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Vince Guaraldi


By Derrick Bang Like most so-called overnight successes, Vincent Anthony Guaraldi—who forever described himself as "a reformed boogie-woogie piano player"—worked hard for his big break. The man eventually dubbed "Dr. Funk" by his compatriots was born in San Francisco on July 17, 1928; he graduated from Lincoln High School and then San Francisco State College. Guaraldi began performing while in college, haunting sessions at the Black Hawk and Jackson's Nook, sometimes with the {{Chubby Jackson = 7916}} / {{Bill Harris = 7445}} band, other times in combos with {{Sonny Criss = 5984}} and {{Bill Harris = 7445}}


Black Orpheus

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: Tokyo Part I; Tokyo Part II; Tokyo Part III; Tokyo Part IV; Tokyo Part V; Black Orpheus; Tokyo Part VI; Tokyo Part VII; Tokyo Part VIII; Tokyo Part IX; Little Abi.


Article: Album Review

Masabumi Kikuchi: Black Orpheus

Read "Black Orpheus" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Black Orpheus, the solo piano CD from Japanese-born pianist Masabumi Kikuchi, may be the starkest, loneliest music in the world. Masabumi Kikuchi (1939-2015) was a versatile, if ultimately idiosyncratic artist. Early in his career he worked with a panoply of mainstream music makers, everyone from drummer Elvin Jones, to producer arranger Gil Evans, tenor ...



Black Orpheus

Featuring the music of Chuck Anderson
Duration: 08:57

a bossa from the Brazilian independent film "Black Orpheus" also known as "Manha de Carniv"al and A Day in the Life of a Fool"

Black Orpheus

Label: Okka Disk
Released: 1994


Black Orpheus

Label: Unknown label
Released: 1973


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