Xeni Jardin at 2:47 pm Fri, Dec 21, 2012
The Vince Guaraldi Trio performing "My Little Drum," from the CBS children's holiday special, "A Charlie Brown Christmas."
Still my favorite. We listened to it a few nights ago with a fire in the fireplace. Very cozy.
It warms my heart that, year after year, Vince Guaraldi – that is, some jazz – gets some radio airplay, other than on the left side of the dial at the lower FM frequencies.
all of that music is so ridiculously bittersweet to me. I can’t hear any of it without tearing up like a kid.
What I don’t understand is that there are people who will blithely says that they don’t ‘understand’ jazz. What’s to understand? Just listen!
Vince Guaraldi was a genius. He died much too young.
My all-time favorite Christmas album. “O Tannenbaum” is especially good. Has a very cocktail party “jump” feeling.
Just in case you guys are interested, Jerry Granelli, who played drums on that record, and is an incredible, weirdo, experimental percussionist.. put out a new, super wild solo drum record a few years ago on art/noise label Divorce Records. It’s really really something, I was lucky enough to be there for the recording of it (all live, with just a few overdubs) and got to do the art for the record. (Heck, may as well get that in there if I can!) He’s a really interesting, strange, and eclectic man. Halifax is lucky to have him.
Love that man. Love the Vince Guaraldi Trio. Best Christmas soundtrack ever.
oof, what a fantastic album. If any amateur (or not) piano players are around, and wants to play this for friends and family; i believe i have a pdf version of the sheet booklet for it laying around somewhere. If you want it, just look for me at pianofiles. I’m Syn_!
Xeni, you and BoingBoing and my local publicly-supported classical station are making it difficulty to get my Grinch on. I blame you all for implanting the memetic virus of Holiday Cheer (and not the fermented kind).
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