Classic Disney tunes are given the big-band jazz treatment on this new release, featuring artists such as Gregory Porter, Melody Gardot, Stacey Kent, Jamie Cullum and more. Released on Verve , this album celebrates classic Disney magic and Walt Disney’s love for jazz.
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Produced by Jay Newland and arranged and directed by Rob Mounsey, Jazz Loves Disney celebrates the heritage of Disney music from beloved films such as Cinderella, Lady and the Tramp, The Jungle Book and more.
Jamie Cullum lends his voice to a sultry rendition of “Everybody Wants to Be a Cat”, while Gregory Porter sings the classic “When You Wish Upon A Star.” Melody Gardot takes on “He’s a Tramp”, and French singer Stacey Kent sings a bossa nova version of Cinderella’s “Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo.”
Walt Disney loved jazz and paid great attention to the writing of the music accompanying his heroes’ adventures. Dedicated teams wrote and performed these essential songs that carried the emotional messages of beloved characters.
Several of these tunes have either been nominated for or won Academy Awards, a true acknowledgment of the quality of such beloved and enchanting future standards, which many jazz and pop stars–Louis Armstrong, Peggy Lee, Johnny Mathis, Bette Midler, Linda Ronstadt, among them–have covered at some point in their career.
Jazz Loves Disney was recorded between Paris, London and Los Angeles by a dream cast. It is incredibly coherent, as if all participants had agreed to pay a rightful tribute to the most enchanting tunes of Walt Disney’s magic world.
This is the ultimate proof of the impact Disney has had on generations of jazz musicians, including the ones taking part in Jazz Loves Disney.
JAZZ LOVES DISNEY – TRACKLISTING
1.Jamie Cullum – “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat” – The Aristocats
2.Melody Gardot – “He’s A Tramp” – Lady And The Tramp
3.Stacey Kent – “Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo” (French version) – Cinderella
4.Gregory Porter – “When You Wish Upon A Star” – Pinocchio
5.China Moses – “Why Don’t You Do Right” – Who Framed Roger Rabbit
6.Raphaël Gualazzi – “I Wanna Be Like You” – The Jungle Book
7.The Rob Mounsey Orchestra – “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes” – Cinderella
8.Hugh Coltman – “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” – Toy Story
9.Anne Sila – “Let It Go” – Frozen
10.Melody Gardot & Raphaël Gualazzi – “The Bare Necessities” – The Jungle Book
11.Laika – “Once Upon A Dream” – Sleeping Beauty
12.Nikki Yanofsky -“Someday My Prince Will Come” – Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
13. The Hot Sardines – I Wanna Be Like You (French & English version) – The Jungle Book (US release only)