14 Songs, 57 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
24 Ratings
24 Ratings
lis2 ,

Vince Guaraldi + the "Peanuts" Connection

I can only sigh in pleasure as I float through Vince's extraordinary musical gifts to all of us, (on i-tunes), and sadly regret a talent, his, lost so young. I don't pass a holiday without some radio or TV rendition of his well-known "Linus & Lucy" instrumental, or mildly vocal "Christmas Time is Here."

And few know, as I do (a former childhood "voice" of one 'Patty" character or another...) how seemingly routine, but ultimately profound Guaraldi's musical gifts would be. Then and now.

With all appreciation to cartoonist and creator, Charles Shultz, Guaraldi's talents transformed a "cute" but otherwise simple animated holiday story to the status of holiday classic. Music made the difference!

Even today - some 40 years later - to listen to Guaraldi feels timeless and original. A slice of mid-1960's enterainment, rendered timeless in his skilled hands.

We miss you, Vince,

With appreciation,

Klaus Childs ,

Warm, technical jazz (memories of youth and spring)

Great technical jazz with many layers. Reminds me of my youth. And spring.

Sixty K ,

Just incredible...

I bought this on CD years ago... and it is the only CD I ever physically wore out I played it so much. Probably one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century.

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