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Jazz Loves Disney
For as long as I can remember, Disney has held a dear place in my heart. I don’t remember the exact movie or soundtrack where I fell in love with Disney, but I do remember that the music of Disney has always resonated with me. I knew nearly every Disney song by heart, and would sing it as loud as I could belt as a child….and okay, I still do that! The music of Disney has a way of sticking in our memories, not only because they are beautifully written, composed, and sung, but because they all have a strong purpose. They all express an emotion that couldn’t be portrayed as well without the power of song, and all help tell the stories that have become beloved to us.
The music of Disney inspired one of my greatest passions: singing. I was in jazz choir from junior high through high school, and jazz is still my favorite genre of music to this day. Coming out November 18th, is one of my favorite Disney albums to cover Disney classics: Jazz Loves Disney.
Jazz Loves Disney has some incredible covers, which include:
1. Jamie Cullum – “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat” – from The Aristocats
2. Melody Gardot – “He’s A Tramp” – from Lady And The Tramp
3. Stacey Kent – “Bibbidi Bobbodo Boo” (French version) – from Cinderella
4. Gregory Porter – “When You Wish Upon A Star” – from Pinocchio
5. China Moses – “Why Don’t You Do Right” – from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
6. Raphaël Gualazzi – “I Wanna Be Like You” – from The Jungle Book
7. The Rob Mounsey Orchestra – “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes” – from Cinderella
8. Hugh Coltman – “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” – from Toy Story
9. Anne Sila – “Let It Go” – from Frozen
10. Melody Gardot & Raphaël Gualazzi – “The Bare Necessities” – from The Jungle Book
11. Laika – “Once Upon A Dream” – from Sleeping Beauty
12. Nikki Yanofsky -“Someday My Prince Will Come” – from Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
13. The Hot Sardines – I Wanna Be Like You (French & English version) – from The Jungle Book (US release only)
All of the songs on this album are stellar, with my absolute favorite being Stacey Kent singing “Bibbidi Bobbodo Boo” from “Cinderella.” Kent sings a French version of this Disney classic, very befitting since “Cinderella” takes place in France. Listening to it will instantly make you feel like you are a modern-day Cinderella, who is cozying up in a French cafe that has live music, but with a pumpkin spiced latte instead of a pumpkin carriage!
Another one of my favorites on the Jazz Loves Disney album is Nikki Yanofsky’s “Someday My Prince Will Come” from “Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs.” For me, listening to a song from “Snow White” reminds me of how my love of Disney spans generations in my family. My grandmother actually saw “Snow White” during its original theatrical run in 1937, and still talks to this day how she fell in love with this magical film. Listening to this jazz cover of “Someday My Prince Will Come” makes me think of my grandma’s stories, and how wonderfully timeless Disney’s films and music are.
Listening to the Jazz Loves Disney soundtrack made me think more on what Disney music means to me, my husband, and daughter:
What does Disney music mean to you and your family? What’s your favorite song from Jazz Loves Disney?