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Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project

Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project

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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


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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Over The Moon


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
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
Dave Eggar   Cello
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
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
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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Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
CreatingCuriousKids More than 1 year ago
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.