Claude Thornhill — Snowfall

You Tube thanks to Okmusix

That was Gil Evans’s 1947 arrangement of the Thornhill’s majestic composition Snowfall.  Snowfall had been originally written and recorded in 1941.  It has been recorded by numerous Jazz and popular recording artists.  This summer, mostly while I was gone, Southern California has been sweltering.  It’s nice to think of a light snowfall to cool things off.  Claude Thornhill has been described as the “Godfather of Cool.”

The following version was from a live Christmas Concert by The Manhattan Transfer.  The Lyrics for the vocal version were written by Thornhill’s wife, Ruth:

You Tube thanks to Raymond Sequin


About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.
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