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Heres To You Charlie Brown-50 CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 60405720
UPC: 731454363723
UPC 14: 00731454363723
Release Date: 5/9/2000
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Linus And Lucy ~ David Benoit
2. Charlie Brown Theme ~ David Benoit
3. Pebble Beach ~ David Benoit
4. Linus Tells Charlie ~ David Benoit
5. Frieda ~ David Benoit
6. Christmas Time Is Here ~ David Benoit
7. Getting Ready ~ David Benoit
8. Blue Charlie Brown ~ David Benoit
9. Red Baron ~ David Benoit
10. Happiness ~ David Benoit
This musical tribute to the PEANUTS™. Pianist/composer David Benoit will release his newest project, Here's To You Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years. The album is a musical tribute to 50 great years of the PEANUTS comic strip and characters, as well as the Vince Guaraldi music that highlighted the first 17 PEANUTS animated specials. Most of the album's 10 songs are new renditions by Benoit of the Guaraldi songs. Some of the highlights on Here's To You Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years include a duet between Benoit and the original Guaraldi recording on the world-famous "Linus and Lucy," and "Christmastime Is Here" with vocals by Take 6.Al Jarreau sings "Happiness" from the stage play, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. This collection means a great deal to Benoit, who identified with Charlie Brown as a child. "Charles Schulz meant so much to me, and I've always included some of the Guaraldi songs as part of my live performances over the years," says Benoit. "I created the recording as a great celebration, and now it will stand as a tribute." Benoit has also written the music for six PEANUTS specials, including It's The Pied Piper, Charlie Brown. Benoit's core group for this recording features Benoit on piano, Christian McBride on bass, and Peter Erskine on drums.

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: David Benoit (piano); Al Jarreau, Take 6 (vocals); Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone); Chris Botti (trumpet); Vince Guaraldi (piano); Marc Antoine, Russell Malone (guitar); Christian McBride (bass); Peter Erskine (drums).
Muze PNote Recorded at Avatar Studios, New York, New York between September 20 & 23;
Muze PNote Bill Schnee Studios, Hollywood, California on September 28 & 29, 1999. Includes liner notes by David Benoit & Lee Mendelson.
Muze PNote HERE'S TO YOU CHARLIE BROWN was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album.
Muze PNote Personnel: Al Jarreau, Take 6 (vocals); Marc Antoine , Russell Malone (guitar); Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone); Chris Botti (trumpet); Vince Guaraldi (piano); Peter Erskine (drums, percussion).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: David Benoit.
Muze PNote Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY (09/13/1999-02/??/2000); Bill Schnee Studios, Hollywood, CA (09/13/1999-02/??/2000); Capitol studios, Los Angeles, CA (09/13/1999-02/??/2000); SOund Kitchen, Franklin, TN (09/13/1999-02/??/2000).
Muze PNote Arranger: David Benoit.
Muze PNote An album of Peanuts-related music performed by David Benoit is a no-brainer, not only because of the retirement and death of Charles Schultz, who drew the comic strip, but also because Benoit has in recent years taken over writing the music for the ongoing series of shows, which were scored originally by Vince Guaraldi. Benoit emphasizes his predecessor by devoting seven of the album's ten tracks to Guaraldi compositions. Unfortunately, he begins with one of those exercises in necrophilia that is usually the province of the less-talented progeny of great singers, overdubbing a few of his own unnecessary noodlings on the original recording of "Linus and Lucy." Fortunately, things improve after that, as the trio of Benoit, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Peter Erskine is joined by a series of high-profile guest musicians: guitarist Marc Antoine on "Pebble Beach" and "Red Baron"; trumpeter Chris Botti on Benoit's "Linus Tells Charlie"; saxophonist Michael Brecker on "Freda"; and guitarist Russell Malone on "Blue Charlie Brown." Despite the spring release date, the inclusion of the near-standard "Christmas Time Is Here" is inevitable, and here it's sung by Take 6. In an inspired move, the album closes with Al Jarreau's winsome take on "Happiness," a song from the stage musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. All in all, this is a pleasant, if minor, addition to Benoit's catalog. ~ William Ruhlmann

Producer: Tommy LiPuma

Engineer: Clark Germain; Bill Schnee

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Christian McBride
Muze Guest Artist Chris Botti
Muze Guest Artist Vince Guaraldi
Muze Guest Artist Al Jarreau
Muze Guest Artist Peter Erskine
Muze Guest Artist Take 6
Muze Guest Artist Michael Brecker
Muze Guest Artist Russell Malone

Compilation Appearances

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Muze Music Compilations Tba
Muze Music Compilations X2
Muze Music Compilations Grp 30:Digital Master Company 30Th An
Muze Music Compilations Smooth Jazz Hits:1 Chart Toppers
Muze Music Compilations David Pack's Napa Crossroads
Muze Music Compilations Smooth Jazz Hits:ultimate Grooves
Muze Music Compilations Adagio:windham Hill Collection
Muze Music Compilations Unspoken
Muze Music Compilations Dance
Muze Music Compilations Golden Slumbers:father's Lullaby

Associated Artists and Works

Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/09/2000
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2000
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 5436372
Music Label Name Label : GRP (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00731454363723

Professional Reviews

JazzTimes (10/00, p.70)
- "...Benoit is at his emotive best here, smartly arranging these familiar intimate trio settings..."

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