Disney Jazz, Vol. 1: Everybody Wants To Be a Cat

Disney Jazz, Vol. 1: Everybody Wants To Be a Cat

     
 

It's nothing new for jazz musicians to record songs written for Disney films. Dave Brubeck was already playing a number of them prior to recording Dave Digs Disney in 1957, so it is hardly surprising for him to take part in this 2011 release, which covers a wider scope of songs and features a baker's dozen of jazz artists orSee more details below

Overview

It's nothing new for jazz musicians to record songs written for Disney films. Dave Brubeck was already playing a number of them prior to recording Dave Digs Disney in 1957, so it is hardly surprising for him to take part in this 2011 release, which covers a wider scope of songs and features a baker's dozen of jazz artists or groups. Brubeck shines with his rollicking trio treatment of "Some Day My Prince Will Come," a piece he has performed as part of his concert repertoire for decades. He's joined by the expressive vocalist Roberta Gambarini (who joined him to sing the premiere of his "Cannery Row Suite" in 2006), who demonstrates why she has been a favorite of critics with her playful scatting in a swinging performance, while Brubeck proves himself once more as one of the most underrated vocal accompanists. Vocalist Dianne Reeves delivers a soulful rendition of "He's a Tramp" in an unusual, sensual arrangement featuring pianist Peter Martin, while vocalist/bassist Esperanza Spalding sings an enchanting wordless duet of "Chim Chim Cher-Ee" with Gil Goldstein (who is overdubbed on piano and accordion). Nikki Yanofsky was only 15 when she recorded a breezy arrangement of "It's a Small World," scored by bassist Rob Fahie for a swinging septet. Violinist Regina Carter's exotic setting of "Find Yourself" includes Gary Versace on accordion and kora player Yacouba Sissoko combining elements of Eastern and Western music. Guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel's intense workout upon the normally low-key "Feed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag)" takes it into unfamiliar territory, while trumpeter Roy Hargrove's hip hard bop scoring of "Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat" will be an immediate favorite with Disney fans young and old. With the vast amount of memorable original music written for Disney films, this promising CD series could easily continue for a long time.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/2011
Label:
Walt Disney Records
UPC:
0050087134044
catalogNumber:
000312602
Rank:
58781

Tracks

  1. Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat  - Roy Hargrove
  2. Chim Chim Cher-Ee  - Esperanza Spalding
  3. Some Day My Prince Will Come  - Dave Brubeck
  4. Find Yourself  - Regina Carter
  5. You've Got a Friend in Me  - Joshua Redman
  6. He's a Tramp  - Dianne Reeves
  7. Feed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag)  - Kurt Rosenwinkel
  8. Gaston  -  Bad Plus
  9. Alice in Wonderland  - Roberta Gambarini
  10. The Bare Necessities  - Alfredo Rodriguez
  11. It's a Small World  - Nikki Yanofsky
  12. Belle  - Gilad Hekselman
  13. Circle of Life  - Mark Rapp

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dave Brubeck   Piano
Gil Goldstein   Piano,Accordion
Roy Hargrove   Trumpet
Michael Moore   Bass
Justin Robinson   Alto Saxophone
Joshua Redman   Tenor Saxophone
Regina Carter   Violin
Ron DiLauro   Trumpet
Jean Fréchette   Baritone Saxophone
James Genus   Acoustic Bass
Gregory Hutchinson   Drums
Randy Jones   Drums
Dianne Reeves   Vocals
Kurt Rosenwinkel   Guitar,Piano
Ethan Iverson   Piano
Alvester Garnett   Percussion,Drums
Gary Versace   Accordion
Chris Lightcap   Bass
Matt Penman   Acoustic Bass
Joe Martin   Bass
Reid Anderson   Acoustic Bass
Roberta Gambarini   Vocals
Peter Martin   Piano
Esperanza Spalding   Vocals,Acoustic Bass
Dave King   Drums
Rene Hart   Bass
Yacouba Sissoko   Kora
Josh Thurston Milgrom   Acoustic Bass
Gilad Hekselman   Guitar
Obed Calvaire   Percussion,Drums
Paul Shrofel   Piano
Mark Rapp   Trumpet
Jonathan Batiste   Piano
Jamie Reynolds   Piano,Keyboards
Ameen Saleem   Acoustic Bass
Rob Fahie   Bass
Pat Vetter   Alto Saxophone
Geoffrey Lang   Drums
Tobias Backhaus   Drums
Thaddeus Dixon   Drums
Christopher Smith   Trombone
Greg Gonzales   Drums
Alfredo Rodriguez   Percussion,Piano

Technical Credits

Peggy Lee   Composer
Elton John   Composer
Randy Newman   Composer
Dave Brubeck   Arranger
Roy Hargrove   Arranger
Quincy Jones   Producer
Terry Gilkyson   Composer
Joshua Redman   Arranger
Howard Ashman   Composer
Sonny Burke   Composer
Jeff Cressman   Engineer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Russell Gloyd   Producer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Brian Malouf   Executive Producer
Alan Menken   Composer
Jason Olaine   Producer
Dianne Reeves   Arranger
Kurt Rosenwinkel   Arranger,Producer
Richard M. Sherman   Composer
Robert B. Sherman   Composer
Louie Teran   Mastering
Tim Rice   Composer
Rinker   Composer
Anabel Sinn   Art Direction
Frank Churchill   Composer
Larry Morey   Composer
Ashley Kahn   Liner Notes
Brad Paisley   Composer
Bad Plus   Arranger
Esperanza Spalding   Arranger
Daniel Cinelli   Engineer
Rene Hart   Arranger
Floyd Huddleston   Composer
Gilad Hekselman   Arranger
Paul Shrofel   Producer
Mark Rapp   Arranger
Jamie Reynolds   Arranger
Steve Genowick   Engineer
Sharada Banman   Producer
Rob Fahie   Arranger,Producer
Geoffrey Lang   Producer
Greg Gonzales   Arranger
Alfredo Rodriguez   Arranger

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