There is a song called "Skating" on the old Jazzy Vince Gauraldi Charlie Brown Christmas album that I think has a lot of similarities to "The Eleven" by the GD. Anyone else ever notice this? Waddya think? I'm not much for Christmas tunes but this one is a classic that I never get sick of. Rumour has it that Gauraldi sat in with the boys in the early seventies but I have yet to find out which show so if anyone knows, please share.
One of my favorite Christmas albums. Never thought of the connection before but in listening to it now with that in mind I can see the similar vibe if not outright progression connection.
Would love to know more about Guaraldi jammin with the boys, if that did indeed happen.