Vince Guaraldi Trio: "My Little Drum," from "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

The Vince Guaraldi Trio performing "My Little Drum," from the CBS children's holiday special, "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. My all-time favorite Christmas album. “O Tannenbaum” is especially good. Has a very cocktail party “jump” feeling.

  4. 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.

    http://www.jerrygranelli.com/site/projects/1313-2/
    http://www.divorcerecords.ca/

    Love that man. Love the Vince Guaraldi Trio. Best Christmas soundtrack ever. 

  5. 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_! 

  6. 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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