The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

The Art of Jazz #98

Vince Guaraldi Trio
(Fantasy Records; 1956)


Dane said...

Nine whole years before Snoopy! I keep thinking I need to get my hands on some of their albums. I know I'll enjoy them. I'd be happy to hear any recommendations.

estiv said...

Cast your fate to Charlie Brown.

Fred said...

And here I always thought Vince would look just like Schroeder.

Sock MonKey 1 said...

At the time "Cast You Fate To The Wind" and the Charlie Brown stuff came out, he was not highly regarded by jazz aficionados. If the term had existed then, his music would have been called "lite jazz".

David said...

I heard he was basically a San Francisco journeyman jazz musician who get picked up by the producer of the Charle Brown Xmas special. He was a hit, but a few years later, he was right back where he was when he got spotted - weekend gigs, lotsa driving, etc etc