this is an interesting. an article on how vince guaraldi's music for the peanuts christmas special may be the most succesful jazz recording of all time. i wouldn't doubut that - just because most people think of it as the soundtrack to the special not as "jazz". i found it odd in the article that there was no mention of henry mancini. surely his jazz was gracing tv soundtracks about the same time, but the article might lead you to believe the only jazz on tv was this special. maybe the year it aired it was, but i somehow doubt it. via the sound-scavengers list.