Disney Jazz Vol. 1 – Everybody Wants To Be A Cat

March 8, 2011 / No Comments / Tags: Alfredo Rodriguez, dave brubeck, dianne reeves, disney jazz, esperanza spalding, everybody wants to be a cat, gilad heskselman, joshua redman, kurt rosenwinkel, mark rapp, nikki yanofsky, regina carter, Roberta Gambarini, roy hargrove, the bad plus, thejazzpage

(Walt Disney Records)

Where to start? When we see a project bearing the Disney name, there’s a natural tendency to think that it’s going to be something just for kids. That’s not the case with Everybody Wants To Be A Cat. Far from Disney-fied jazz tunes, these are Disney songs put through the paces of some of jazz’s most notable talents. The project features Roy Hargrove, Dave Brubeck, Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves, Roberta Gambarini, Regina Carter, Joshua Redman, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Alfredo Rodriguez, Nikki Yanofsky, Gilad Hekselman and Mark Rapp. Each artist performs their own rendition of classic Disney film-related tunes and there’s just too many standout performances to list here. Suffice it to say, this is a fantasic collection of music that absolutely must not be missed.

Click here to listen to a clip of “He’s a Tramp”.

Tracks: Ev’rybody Wants To Be a Cat, Chim Chim Cher-ee, Some Day My Prince Will Come, Find Yourself, You’ve Got A Friend In Me, He’s a Tramp, Feed The Birds (Tuppence A Bag) Gaston, Alice In Wonderland, The Bare Necessities, It’s a Small World, Belle, Circle of Life.

Website: http://disneypearl.com/