Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus

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Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 18, 1962 (1962-04-18)
LabelFantasy; Vocalion (UK)
Vince Guaraldi Trio chronology
A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing
Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus
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Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[1]

Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus is an album by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, released in 1962 on Fantasy Records.[2]

The album contains both original compositions and covers of songs from the 1959 film Black Orpheus, it spawned the hit single "Cast Your Fate to the Wind", which won the 1963 Grammy Award for Best Original Jazz Composition. Some later pressings of the LP have the single's title displayed prominently at the top of the cover, and the album title in the box underneath. Consequently, this album is often referred to as "Cast Your Fate to the Wind."

"Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus" was released in 1983 in a half-speed mastered edition by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs.

Another remastered version was released with five bonus tracks on Fantasy Records' imprint, Original Jazz Classics label September 28, 2010, plus DCC Compact Classics issued the album on a Gold CD in 1993.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Samba de Orpheus" (Luiz Bonfá)
  2. "Manhã de Carnaval" (Bonfá)
  3. "O Nosso Amor" (Antônio Carlos Jobim)
  4. "Generique"
Side two
  1. "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" (Vince Guaraldi)
  2. "Moon River" (Henry Mancini)
  3. "Alma-Ville" (Guaraldi)
  4. "Since I Fell for You" (Buddy Johnson)

2010 Original Jazz Classics Remaster[edit]

  1. "Samba De Orpheus"
  2. "Manhã De Carnaval"
  3. "O Nosso Amor"
  4. "Felicidade"
  5. "Cast Your Fate To The Wind"
  6. "Moon River"
  7. "Alma-Ville"
  8. "Since I Fell For You"
  9. "Samba De Orpheus" (Single Version)
  10. "Manhã De Carnaval" (Take 2)
  11. "O Nosso Amor" (Take 2)
  12. "Felicidade" (Take 3)
  13. "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" (Take 3)


The Vince Guaraldi Trio

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States April 18, 1962 Fantasy Records mono LP 3337
United States 1990 Fantasy, Original Jazz Classics CD OJCCD-437-25
United States 2010 Fantasy, Original Jazz Classics mp3 OJC-32328-25


  1. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 90. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  2. ^ Allmusic