Monday, November 14, 2016

Jazz Loves Disney Album Review #JazzLovesDisney

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






Disney music has always been a part of my life.  I grew up watching classic Disney movies and the music from the movies has been imprinted on me. There is something about a familiar song from a Disney movie that can instantly ease my stress and take me away to my happy place.  The original versions of the songs are always great, but it's so much fun to hear other artists perform the music and put their own spin on it.  The new Jazz Loves Disney album is full of classic songs that have been recorded in jazz style with brass, percussion and upbeat tempos.

When I first listened to the album it struck me how natural these songs sounded recorded this way.  Even if you didn't know the song it would be easy to listen to and appreciate the great lyrics, but it's knowing where the song came from and recalling the story line that really lets the music take you away. 

The artists that were involved in making their album shared their experience with choosing the music for the album:

Nikki Yanofsky
“Disney represents my childhood and the way I grew up listening and watching the movies & I used to sing the songs being a kid, I loved it so much. It brings back some really good memories for me so it’s really cool to be part of this project and relive those moments
The Disney movie which affected me the most probably was the Aristocats, that movie was the first time I heard Jazz as a little kid, and I just remember loving the music so much, it was not the most popular movie when I was young but still my favorite one.

“Someday My Prince Will Come” comes from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, I love that movie so much, all the different personalities…"

Anne Sila
"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.”


Here is the full track listing of Jazz Loves Disney:

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)

My favorite songs on the album are both from The Jungle Book.  That isn't necessarily my favorite Disney movie, but the songs "The Bare Necessitities" and "I Wanna Be Like You" are so fun and just make you smile.  I really like "The Bare Necessities" being done as a duet.  "I Wanna Be Like You" makes me want to take swing dance lessons with a great partner.   The versions of both songs on Jazz Loves Disney keep the same great energy and fun spirit. 


Jazz Loves Disney is available now on iTunes and Amazon.

11 comments:

  1. I love Disney music and as a former high school band geek, I love jazz. I am excited to hear the Jungle Book songs because they seem so jazzy already. Also excited about "Everybody Wants to Be a Cat" (such an underrated Disney song and movie) and "You've Got a Friend in Me" because Toy Story is one of my favorites.

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  2. Disney music was among my favorites growing up. I bet my niece would love this album!

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  3. I still listen to Disney music! I have a station for pandora saved on my phone lol. :)

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  4. Disney music is great for kids of all ages! :)

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  5. I listened to this when I was a kid many years ago and really enjoyed it.

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  6. I think my granddaughter's would love listening to this.

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  7. Cute those are some cute tunes. Would be great to own and play in the car with the kids.

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  8. My nieces would love this. They enjoy Disney music.

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  9. This would be great for kids & adults.

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  10. Love the music the kids do to especially in the car when were out love to hear this one!

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