Friday, July 17, 2020

Many happy returns!

Guaraldi would have turned 92 today, and I'd like to think — in some alternate universe — that Dr. Funk is celebrating this milestone in the best possible way: with a club gig playing to a sell-out, standing-room-only crowd (masked and social-distanced, of course).

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!

1 comment:

C Rising said...

This Music has been a Joy in so many ways...
so I will celebrate this day too!