Vince Guaraldi – Oh Good Grief

I picked this CD to listen to because when I was younger, I always used to listen to a Charlie Brown Jazz CD that had the song “Linus and Lucy” on it, and that was one of the first jazz songs that I learned, and played way too often. All the tracks on this CD are for theme songs for the Peanuts TV specials. Vince Guaraldi puts a lot of emphasis on his use of piano, and with overdubs using an electric piano to mimic a harpsichord. Overall, it’s a pretty cool jazz CD and a very easy listen that will brighten you day with all of the Peanuts soundtracks that have a lot of intricate jazz licks tied into many of the songs.