Golden Slumbers: A Father's Lullaby

Golden Slumbers: A Father's Lullaby

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Inspired by the birth of his sleep-challenged niece, jazz saxophonist and radio personality Dave Koz launches a new record label with Golden Slumbers: A Father's Lullaby, a charming collection of light jazz songs designed to lull little ones -- and perhaps some not-so-little ones -- into dreamland. The selections include some well-known lullabies, such as "HushSee more details below

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Inspired by the birth of his sleep-challenged niece, jazz saxophonist and radio personality Dave Koz launches a new record label with Golden Slumbers: A Father's Lullaby, a charming collection of light jazz songs designed to lull little ones -- and perhaps some not-so-little ones -- into dreamland. The selections include some well-known lullabies, such as "Hush Little Baby," featuring Bruce Watson on keyboards, guitar, and percussion, and "Brahms' Lullaby," which weaves Brian Culbertson's keyboard playing with Hyman Katz's flute lines. Also included are relaxing renditions of timeless classics, such as Rick Braun's flugelhorn-and-keyboard rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," and the dreamy "When You Wish Upon a Star," which teams pianist David Benoit with Koz and his brother Jeff on keyboards and guitar. And what's an album called Golden Slumbers without a Beatles song or two -- in this case the Kozes' sweet renditions of the title song and "Blackbird." The brothers team up with guitarist Norman Brown and vocalist Tim Davis on a tranquil version of James Taylor's "You Can Close Your Eyes," while flutist Steve Kujala, guitarist Grant Geissman, and keyboardist Brad Cole perform a lovingly lilting version of Phil Collins's "You'll Be in My Heart." Fleshing out the disc are a few original songs, including Peter White's sweet "Charlotte's Song" and the Koz brothers' "Lullaby for Isabelle." Most of the songs here are dedicated to and inspired by the performers' children (some of whom make brief vocal appearances), making this dreamy collection both a calming sleep inducer and a unique celebration of the special bond between fathers and their children.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Take that, snobby straight-ahead jazz purists! Finally, the elite of smooth jazz have put together a project where it would be a compliment to hear that it put you to sleep -- or rather, your children. The mastermind of saxman Dave Koz and his brother, Jeff Koz, and the first release from Koz's Rendezvous Entertainment, this beautifully conceived and crafted recording has two modes: slow and slower. But that's intentional, as many of the genre's new dads (Peter White, Rick Braun, David Benoit) find quietly eloquent ways to lull their babes to sleep via their primary instruments. Some, like Benoit ("When You Wish Upon a Star") and Braun ("Somewhere Over the Rainbow"), pick the tried and true, while others, like White, write their own classic (the graceful, mystical "Charlotte's Song"). The Koz boys also contribute a new piece and bookend the project with soft-hearted soprano sax-driven takes on Beatles classics, including the title track. Perhaps the most unexpected treat is the fairy dusty take on Phil Collins' "You'll Be in My Heart" by flutist Steve Kujala and acoustic guitarist Grant Geissman. Others participating in the brigade of happy dads (and those who play music for and like dads) are Norman Brown, Brian Culbertson, Bruce Watson, and Brad Cole. Parents will be dreaming sweet long after the child is off to slumberland.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/24/2002
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624833321
catalogNumber:
48333

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dave Koz   Keyboards,Soprano Saxophone
Steve Kujala   Flute
Peter White   Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards,Recorder
David Benoit   Piano
Rick Braun   Flugelhorn,Keyboards
Brad Cole   Piano,Keyboards
Brian Culbertson   Piano,Keyboards
Pedro Eustache   Wood Flute
Grant Geissman   Acoustic Guitar
Hyman Katz   Flute
Jeff Koz   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Keyboards
John Stoddart   Keyboards,Vocals
Michelle Culbertson   Vocals
Bruce Watson   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Tim Davis   Vocals

Technical Credits

John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Dave Koz   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer
Peter White   Arranger,Producer
David Benoit   Arranger,Producer
Rick Braun   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Brad Cole   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Brian Culbertson   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Steve Hall   Mastering
Dave Hart   Engineer
Hyman Katz   Executive Producer
Frank Nadasdy   Engineer
Jeff Koz   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer
Eric Greedy   Engineer
John Stoddart   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Frank Cody   Executive Producer
Eddie King   Engineer
Marc Levisohn   Sound Design
Bruce Watson   Arranger,Producer,Engineer

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