Thursday, December 06, 2018

A cool Christmas …

… A Reflection: Vince Guaraldi Trio — A Charlie Brown Christmas : Aquarium Drunkard. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

In May 2012, when the Library of Congress included the Vince Guaraldi Trio’s A Charlie Brown Christmas in its selections for the National Recording Registry, it said, “A Charlie Brown Christmas introduced jazz to millions of listeners.” That feels right. School-age children were able to access jazz because it was couched in cartoon and Christmas. Like the Christmas special itself, Guaraldi’s compositions reside beneath the veil of tradition. Shroud removed, you find in each something much deeper.

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