A shortened version of “Samba De Orpheus” was released as a single but received little attention until radio stations began playing the flip side “Cast Your Fate To The Wind.” It would become a hit single, reaching number 22 and win the 1963 Grammy Award for Best Original Jazz Composition. Sounds Orchestral would take it into the Top 10 with their version during 1965, but it was Guaraldi's version that would come to the attention of the Peanuts television specials producers. And the rest is history.
This reissue comes with five bonus tracks, four of which are alternative takes plus the single version of “Samba De Orfeu.”
The reissue of Cast Your Fate To The Wind: Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus is a nice look into the jazz work of a noted televison musician. It may not be groundbreaking but is representative of the Latin and light jazz sound of the day.