Vince Guaraldi Trio Performs ‘Skating’ From A Charlie Brown Christmas

Listen to this track, a classic Christmas melody from West Coast jazz proponent and Charlie Brown soundtrack purveyors Vince Guaraldi Trio, featuring Guaraldi ¬†himself on piano. It’s “Skating”, a piece is featured on the soundtrack of Charlie Brown Christmas, a TV special first broadcast in 1964, and since a part of everyone’s Christmas viewing pleasure into our Twenty-First Century.

Vince Guaraldi was an established jazz pianist and plugged into the West Coast jazz scene from the 1950s, having played with Vibraphonist Cal Tjader on one of my favourite West Coast jazz albums, Jazz at the Blackhawk. He was an established recording artist even before his work on the Charlie Brown Christmas project, but his music Рlyrical, accessible, and somehow perfectly capturing the whimsy and innocence of the subject matter Рwould be his greatest impact as a part of many a childhood, and across generations of holiday TV special enthusiasts.

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