Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide - Jazz Loves Disney #JAZZLOVESDISNEY

This is a sponsored post from Disney Music and One2One Network. All opinions are my own.

My children's father is a jazz musician, so they have always had a healthy appreciation for the genre, but it did seem like a dying art. Luckily, Disney is bringing Jazz back to a new generation with their fun new album, Jazz Loves Disney. They've taken some of their most popular classic jazz songs and added them onto on fabulous album.  The track list includes:

1.  Jamie Cullum – "Everybody Wants To Be A Cat" – from The Aristocats
2.  Melody Gardot – "He’s A Tramp" – from Lady And The Tramp
3.  Stacey Kent – "Bibbidi Bobbodo Boo" (French version) – from Cinderella
4.  Gregory Porter – "When You Wish Upon A Star" – from Pinocchio  
5.  China Moses – "Why Don’t You Do Right" – from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
6.  Raphaël Gualazzi – "I Wanna Be Like You" – from The Jungle Book
7.  The Rob Mounsey Orchestra – "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes" – from Cinderella
8.  Hugh Coltman – "You’ve Got A Friend In Me" – from Toy Story
9.  Anne Sila – "Let It Go" – from Frozen
10.  Melody Gardot & Raphaël Gualazzi – "The Bare Necessities" – from The Jungle Book
11.  Laika – "Once Upon A Dream" – from Sleeping Beauty
12.  Nikki Yanofsky -"Someday My Prince Will Come" – from Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
13. The Hot Sardines – I Wanna Be Like You (French & English version) – from The Jungle Book (US release only)

Many of the artists on this soundtrack were excited to see the songs making a comeback. Anne Sila has this to say about the new album:

"I’m lucky to be part of this beautiful album and honored to share it with artists I have admired for many years. Jazz represents a huge part of my musical path where I keep returning. Disney marked my childhood, like most children, but as an adult I still have a great taste for fairytales and imaginary. Being able to combine both in one album is fun and inspiring. The cherry on the cake was to revisit “let It go” which has been such a success the last few years. It’s a great way to discover those famous tracks and add fantasy and jazz to it. I’m proud to be part of it.”

I really loved this CD. Many of the songs were tunes I enjoyed myself as a child, and now I can enjoy them with my own children. Plus, there are some newer songs like,  "Let it Go" which is my daughter's all-time favorite. My personal favorite is, "He's a Tramp" followed closely by, "I Wanna Be Like You" since these two songs are from movies I watched when I was younger.  Want to grab a copy of this fun Album for yourself? You can find it now on both Amazon & iTunes.