Meanwhile, and in anticipation of this birthday, I recently spent a delightful half-hour chatting with Dennis Green, of KCCK Jazz 88.3 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The resulting "Guaraldi special" airs today, and you can listen to it here.
Dennis and I discovered our mutual fondness for Guaraldi in early May, when we had a similar radio chat concerning my two newest books, Crime and Spy Jazz on Screen, 1950-1970 and Crime and Spy Jazz on Screen, 1971-Present.
(What's that, you say? Not yet familiar with what took over the past four years of my life? Well, hie thee hence to the books' companion blog!)
(And, rest assured, I found a couple of reasons to mention Guaraldi in those books, as well!)
Happy birthday, Vince. I genuinely believe you get more popular every year!