Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Ten years after Dave Koz gathered many of his musical friends to craft the lush and lilting all-star project Golden Slumbers, Matt Pierson -- one of contemporary jazz's most prominent producers over the last few decades -- takes on the extraordinary task of helming a project whose expansive creative scope is only surpassed by its heart for the two charities it is raising funds for: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Young Survival Coalition. The album's simple subtitle will surely keep the listener's focus on the beautiful, soaring voices of today's top stage performers -- from culturally famous names like Vanessa Williams, Kelli O'Hara, and Audra McDonald to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Ten years after Dave Koz gathered many of his musical friends to craft the lush and lilting all-star project Golden Slumbers, Matt Pierson -- one of contemporary jazz's most prominent producers over the last few decades -- takes on the extraordinary task of helming a project whose expansive creative scope is only surpassed by its heart for the two charities it is raising funds for: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Young Survival Coalition. The album's simple subtitle will surely keep the listener's focus on the beautiful, soaring voices of today's top stage performers -- from culturally famous names like Vanessa Williams, Kelli O'Hara, and Audra McDonald to others more specifically known to that community and its fans. But the ambitious two-CD, 26-track set is equally a showcase for the gentle, parental side of an exciting crop of composers and lyricists again, some legends like Stephen Sondheim and Stephen Schwartz, others lesser known and -- true to Pierson's legacy as a Grammy-winning jazz maestro -- top jazz artists playing an intimate supporting role. So while the elegant and wistful first single "A Lullaby for Midnight" could be appreciated by anyone open to the dreamy, crystalline caress of Williams' voice, others will note that it was written by former pop star/musical composer Rupert Holmes and jazz fans will appreciate the subtleties of artists like pianist Taylor Eigsti and guitarist Julian Lage. Likewise with the soulful and sweet "Lucky." It's sung beautifully by Donna Murphy, penned by Schwartz for his opera Séance on a Wet Afternoon, and features the magical hypnosis of Gil Goldstein's piano and Jody Redhage's cello. While some of the tracks are adaptations of previously penned material, others were written and recorded specifically for the project. Adults will be able to appreciate its multifaceted musical mastery even as they use it for its primary purpose of lulling their children to sleep. The musical project is one element of a multimedia presentation that includes a hardcover book sold separately featuring lyrics illustrated naturally by some of America's most renowned theatrical designers and children's book illustrators. This is a project that not only defines its time but should endure as a landmark of charitable musical endeavors for generations.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2012
  • Label: Over The Moon
  • UPC: 854474003087
  • Catalog Number: 1001
  • Sales rank: 5,519

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Little Sleepy Eyes - Marva Hicks (4:10)
  2. 2 Think of the Moon - Brian d'Arcy James (3:19)
  3. 3 A Lullaby for Midnight - Vanessa Williams (3:52)
  4. 4 Lucky - Donna Murphy (3:47)
  5. 5 How Much Love - Audra McDonald (3:20)
  6. 6 Onesie - Michael Cerveris (5:40)
  7. 7 It's Time, Little Man - Rebecca Luker (4:31)
  8. 8 Lullaby to Mr. Waggles - Kelli O'Hara (3:37)
  9. 9 Look (A Rainbow) - Christiane Noll (3:46)
  10. 10 Everything I Do You Do - Sutton Foster (3:38)
  11. 11 I Love You - Laura Osnes (3:41)
  12. 12 Over the Moon - Caesar Samayoa (5:41)
  13. 13 A Father's Lullaby - Marc Kudisch (4:11)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Jadelyn's Song - Anika Noni Rose (4:08)
  2. 2 Every Breath and Thought - Anastasia Barzee (3:08)
  3. 3 This Little World - Raúl Esparza (3:05)
  4. 4 It Takes All Kinds - Raúl Esparza (5:05)
  5. 5 I'll Always Be There - Walter Charles (3:36)
  6. 6 Poppy, the Little Brown Bear - Janet Dacal (3:00)
  7. 7 Riding a White Horse - Will Swenson (4:01)
  8. 8 Yolanda - Judy Kuhn (3:21)
  9. 9 All New - Nikki M. James (4:17)
  10. 10 First Sonogram - Kathleen Tagg (6:31)
  11. 11 Sweet Child - Jed Cohen (3:42)
  12. 12 Winding Down to Sleep (Lullaby With No Words) - Luke Mannikus (3:32)
  13. 13 The Man Who Invented Ice Cream - Tillie, Keegan & Zi Glucksman (2:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vanessa Williams Vocals
Gil Goldstein Piano, Accordion, Celeste, fender rhodes
Fred Hersch Piano
Marva Hicks Vocals
Bashiri Johnson Percussion
Larry Campbell Guitar, Cittern
Scott Colley Bass
James Genus Bass
Kevin Hays Piano, Celeste
Aaron Heick Bass Flute
Brad Mehldau Piano
Tony Scherr Acoustic Bass
David Shire Piano
Judy Kuhn Vocals
Michael Cerveris Vocals
Rebecca Luker Vocals
Audra McDonald Vocals
Christiane Noll Vocals
Dave Eggar Cello
Jeff Blumenkrantz Piano
Victoria Clark Vocals
Brian d'Arcy James Vocals
Julian Lage Guitar
Marc Kudisch Vocals
Ricky Ian Gordon Piano
Dana Ivey Vocals
Donna Murphy Vocals
Taylor Eigsti Piano
Janet Dacal Vocals
Kate Dawson Vocals
Stephanie Bast Vocals
Sutton Foster Vocals
Peter Sachon Cello
Walter Charles Vocals
Anastasia Barzee Vocals
Harish Raghavan Bass
Raúl Esparza Vocals
Anika Noni Rose Vocals
Jody Redhage Cello
Caesar Samayoa Vocals
Laura Osnes Vocals
Kelli O'Hara Vocals
Nikki M. James Vocals
Will Swenson Vocals
Luke Mannikus Vocals
Kathleen Tagg Piano
Jed Cohen Vocals
Zi Glucksman Vocals
Tillie Gluckman Vocals
Keegan Glucksman Vocals
Technical Credits
Stephen Sondheim Composer, Lyricist
Nona Hendryx Composer, Lyricist
Marva Hicks Composer, Lyricist
Rupert Holmes Composer, Lyricist
Sammy Cahn Composer, Lyricist
Michael Friedman Composer
Matt Pierson Producer
David Shire Composer, Lyricist
Lucy Simon Composer
Charles Strouse Composer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Maury Yeston Composer
Robert Lopez Composer
Susan Birkenhead Composer, Lyricist
Michael John LaChiusa Composer, Lyricist
Jeff Blumenkrantz Composer, Lyricist
Bill Russell Composer, Lyricist
Stephen Schwartz Composer, Lyricist
B.D. Wong Composer, Lyricist
Dan Lipton Composer, Lyricist
Ricky Ian Gordon Composer
Charles Randolph Wright Composer, Lyricist
Kate Dawson Executive Producer
Henry Krieger Composer
Robert Lopez Composer, Lyricist
Wayne Barker Composer
Zina Goldrich Composer
Marcy Heisler Composer, Lyricist
Jeff Bowen Composer, Lyricist
Jenny Giering Composer
Tom Kitt Composer
David Rossmer Composer, Lyricist
Scott Alan Composer, Lyricist
Christopher Jackson Composer, Lyricist
Jules Feiffer Cover Image
Chris Allen Engineer, Digital Editing
Michael Friedmann Composer, Lyricist
Marisa Michelson Composer
Sean Barry Composer, Lyricist
Tony Kushner Composer, Lyricist
David Rossmer Composer
Adam Gwon Composer, Lyricist
John Patrick Shanley Composer, Lyricist
Kristen Anderson-Lopez Composer, Lyricist
Jill Santoriello Composer
Joshua H. Cohen Composer, Lyricist
Timothy Huang Composer, Lyricist
Sara Wordsworth Composer, Lyricist
Sandy Rustin Composer, Lyricist
Jodi Glucksman Executive Producer
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  • Posted June 5, 2012

    Over the Moon for "Over the Moon"

    Let’s face it, first-time moms need lots of “stuff:” diaper pails, car seats, pack ‘n plays and more. But if it’s a mom’s second or third baby, she might be up to her eyeballs in onesies and bibs. Finding just the right gift can be a struggle.

    Enter The Broadway Lullaby Project’s collection, Over the Moon. You can choose from the 26-song CD of lullabies written and sung by some of Broadway’s greatest talents or the 17-song CD packaged with a 46-page hardcover book illustrated by children’s book greats like Gregory Christie, Paul Zelinsky, John J. Muth and Melissa Sweet.

    No matter what you choose, a portion of your dollars will fund two breast cancer charities, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Young Survival Coalition, as well as the Public Interest Projects.

    Jill Nicolette, a young mother who died of breast cancer at 45, inspired this project. Her cousin, Kate Dawson, a writer, singer, actor and mother, conceived the project as a way to marshal the Broadway community and honor Jill. As she says in the book, “As a new mother, I love singing to my son, and so I like to think of this collection of lullabies as a way of singing to Jill’s children, since she no longer can.”

    As a friend of many young women who have faced breast cancer or who are currently struggling, I can think of no better gift for new moms. This beautiful collection is now one of my go-to gifts for the mom who has almost everything. It feels to give a gift and give back at the same time.

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