Baby Loves Jazz: Go Baby Go!by The Baby Loves Jazz Band
Making terrific use of a tight and funky band, two spirited singers, and some game contributions from kids, Baby Loves Jazz transforms children's favorites into swinging ditties. Trumpeter (and co-producer) Steve Bernstein -- along with such notable players as keyboardist John Medeski and bassist Lonnie Plaxico -- refashions such perennials as "Old MacDonald," "Ten Little Monkeys," "The Wheels on the Bus," and "Paw Paw Patch" with infectious jazz rhythms and brassy arrangements. Vocalists Sharon Jones and Babi Floyd couldn't be better, infusing their performances with fun and vigor, never condescending to their young audience. Rhythm -- of the funky New Orleans variety -- rather than improvisation is the main ingredient here; kids will pick straight up on the groove and become familiar with the instrumentation of a typical jazz ensemble. And while this delightful project may not have the little ones clamoring for Miles, Coltrane, or Monk anytime soon, it's a fine introduction to the music's swinging climate.
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Performance CreditsBaby Loves Jazz Band Primary Artist
Lonnie Plaxico Bass,Group Member
Babi Floyd Vocals,Group Member
Brad Jones Bass,Group Member
John Medeski Keyboards,Group Member
Briggan Krauss Baritone Saxophone,Group Member
Sharon Jones Vocals,Group Member
Steven Bernstein Trumpet,Conductor,Group Member
Technical CreditsAndy Taub Engineer
Steven Bernstein Arranger,Producer
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We've had this for about 6 months and our 3 year old now wants to sing "Old McDonald has a Band" instead of farm. He loves pretending to play the tumpet, sax, bass, piano and drums and he's gotten pretty good at scatting, all from the backseat of the car during our 10 minute commutes to and from pre-school. He actually tells me what song he wants to hear (it changes almost daily) and sings along, getting almost every word and note right. He especially likes "Old McDonald", "Paw Paw Patch" and "You are my Sunshine". I have given this disc to music teacher friends and they are incorprating it into their teaching, too. It's a hit!
This CD is great! It is very peppy and has adults as well as children singing. My 2 year old loves it. It is NOT for naptime! He hears this and wants to play. He especially loves "If You're Happy & You Know It".