Vince Guaraldi, Bola Sete and Friends

Vince Guaraldi, Bola Sete and Friends (stylized as Vince Guaraldi \ Bola Sete \ and Friends) is a collaboration between pianist Vince Guaraldi and guitarist Bola Sete released in January 1964 by Fantasy Records. It was Guaraldi's fourth studio album and the first of three studio collaborations with Sete.

Vince Guaraldi, Bola Sete and Friends
Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete - with Friends.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 1964
RecordedAugust 1963
StudioFantasy Recording Studios, San Francisco, California
GenreLatin jazz
Length33:51
LabelFantasy
Vince Guaraldi chronology
In Person
(1963)
Vince Guaraldi, Bola Sete and Friends
(1964)
Jazz Impressions
(1964)
Bola Sete chronology
Bossa Nova
(1962)
Vince Guaraldi, Bola Sete and Friends
(1963)
Tour de Force
(1963)
Singles from Vince Guaraldi, Bola Sete and Friends
  1. "Days of Wine and Roses[1]"
    Released: 1964
Alternate cover
Fantasy 2000 CD release cover art
Fantasy 2000 CD release cover art

Release and receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide     [3]
Five Cents Please     [1]

Richard S. Ginell of AllMusic gave the album four and a half out of five stars, praising Guaraldi and Sete for fluidly combining their styles.[2]

Guaraldi historian and author Derrick Bang offered equal praise, stating that Guaraldi and Sete represented "the perfect musical marriage," adding that Vince Guaraldi, Bola Sete and Friends is the "most consistent" of their three album collaborations.[1]

In 2000, Vince Guaraldi, Bola Sete and Friends was issued on CD coupled with Live at El Matador (1966) as Vince & Bola.

Track listingEdit

Side One
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Days of Wine and Roses"Henry Mancini5:20
2."Star Song"
  • Vince Guaraldi
  • William Siden
4:46
3."Mambossa" ("Deixa a Nega Gingar"[1])Luiz Claudio de Castro (uncredited); arr. by Bola Sete[1]8:45
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Moon Rays"Horace Silver7:05
2."Casaba" (aka "Jambo's")Vince Guaraldi7:55
Total length:33:51

PersonnelEdit

Vince Guaraldi Trio
Additional

Release historyEdit

Country Date Label Format Catalogue number
United States 1963 Fantasy Mono LP 3356
Stereo LP 8356

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Bang, Derrick. "Vince Guaraldi on LP and CD: Vince Guaraldi, Bola Sete and Friends". fivecentsplease.org. Derrick Bang, Scott McGuire. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b Ginell, Richard S. "Vince Guaraldi/Bola Sete & Friends". Allmusic. Retrieved October 12, 2012.
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 90. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.

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