Guaraldi With Spoon and Webster

This seems to be the week for unexpected videos to materialize. In the piece highlighted in the previous exhibit, Jack Berry joined me in lamenting that we could find no evidence of Vince Guaraldi on film or tape. Jazz writer Ken Dryden came to the rescue this morning with a reminder that Guaraldi's trio backed Jimmy Witherspoon and Ben Webster in a 1962 episode of Ralph J. Gleason's Jazz Casual program on PBS. Here are two excerpts recalling one of the great singer-instrumentalist partnerships. … [Read more...]