Friday, December 09, 2011

Vince Guaraldi Trio
"Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits"

Probably catapulted by the success of the soundtrack to the Peanuts' Christmas classic the geniuses behind 'Linus & Lucy' decided it would be a capital idea to assemble the memorable tracks from all of the Peanuts' holiday specials onto one album.

What we end up with is a thoroughly enjoyable, thoroughly playful and thoroughly good jazz album. The ensemble is at their swingin' best and you may even be able to associate some of the numbers with childhood memories. I don't remember much of the Peanuts specials aside from the Christmas special and a Halloween episode involving the Great Pumpkin and an accident with a bed sheet and a pair of scissors...

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