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Vince Guaraldi

Vince Guaraldi (July 17, 1928 - February 6, 1976) was a jazz musician best known for composing music for animated adaptations of the Peanuts comic strip.

He was born in San Francisco, California.

In his first serious gig, he had to fill in for Art Tatum.

His first recording came in 1953 when he played on the Cal Tjader Trio release Vibratharpe. By 1955, Guaraldi had put together his own trio with Eddie Duran and Dean Reilly.

He died of a sudden heart attack at age 47 between sets at Butterfield's in Menlo Park, California.

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