Let's start with this recent Peanuts music release, Here's to You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years, on the GRP label (314 543 637-2).
This lovely album features 10 cuts, of which seven are by
Guaraldi. (One of the others is Clark Gesner's "Happiness,"
from You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; the other two are
Benoit originals, most definitely in the Guaraldi Peanuts
mold.) Perhaps most intriguing is that the lead-off rendition
of "Linus and Lucy," thanks to the magic of mixing, teams
the David Benoit Trio with Guaraldi himself! Aside from Benoit
and Christian McBride (bass) and Peter Erskine (drums,
percussion), the special guests are Marc Antoine, Russell
Malone, Chris Botti, Michael Brecker and Al Jarreau. It's
a very pleasant and "tasty" album.