Many of the songs on this release may not be familiar with fans of Charlie Brown or jazz, as one associates the Vince Guaralid Trio with the holiday classic "A Charlie Brown Christmas." The album begins with the all-too short swing of "Oh, Good Grief" and the Salsa-feel of "Pebble Beach," before moving on to more familiar territory of "Charlie Brown Theme" and "Linus And Lucy." The band really gets to stretch-out on the seven-and-a-half minute "Blue Charlie Brown," before the original album closes with beat-heavy rhythm of "Freda (With The Naturally Curly Hair)."
The two bonus tracks are a real treat. The gentle, almost operatic tone of the nine-minute cover of "Fly Me To The Moon" and the shorter, alternate take of "Baseball Theme" only add to this great soundtrack. To find out more about this missing piece of Charlie Brown history, please visit www.concordmusicgroup.com/albums/A-Boy-Named-Charlie-Brown-FCD-8430-2/.