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Peanuts comic creator Charles M. Schulz called on pianist extraordinaire Vince Guaraldi and his trio to compose and perform music that would reflect the humor, charm and innocence of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the entire Peanut gang for their 1965 Christmas TV special. It was a perfect match.
When Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmas album was inducted into the Library of Congress, the Library's media release noted, "A Charlie Brown Christmas introduced jazz to millions of listeners." According to annotator and Guaraldi biographer Bang, "The importance of [that] sentence can not be overstated." Children all over the world who had resisted jazz as the music of their parents were given an introduction.
The album's centerpiece track, today as it was in 1965, is "Christmas Time Is Here," the soulful instrumental version that clocks in at just over six minutes.
"As for Guaraldi, his penetrating improvisational phrases paint pictures of the first winter snowfall, myriad glistening trees, and powdery white landscapes. With its blend of contemporary jazz and lyrical mannerisms, A Charlie Brown Christmas is a joyous and festive meditation for the holiday season." -Shawn M. Haney, allmusic.com
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Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original stereo analog master tapes
Vince Guaraldi, piano
Monty Budwig, bass
Colin Bailey, drums
1. O Tannenbaum
2. What Child Is This
3. My Little Drum
4. Linus and Lucy
5. Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental)
1. Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal Version)
3. Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
4. Christmas Is Coming
5. Fur Elise
6. The Christmas Song