This is a sponsored post from Disney Music and One2One Network. All opinions are my own.

Jazz Disney

Today has been such a busy day for me! My daughter has a potluck party at her school, and I have been prepping for it yesterday and today as well – this is not so easy to do when my toddler constantly needs attention, and simply literally holds on to my leg for the most part of the day – this is challenging.

I have done a few blog tasks today, and am going to be looking towards a busy evening as well – will keep you posted on more giveaways coming up.

Finally right now, I have decided to sit down and relax with a cup of tea, some sweet treats, and now am listening to some Jazz by Disney – what fun, and what a treat! This truly feels right now like I am in a relaxed coffee shop, and sitting down having a quiet moment while the baby is snacking as well. This music is vibrant, very modern, and at the same time so comforting – the tunes are familiar, and all the favorites!

Disney tunes are inspiring, and have inspired myself when I was growing up to try to achieve, strive towards learning English to understand the words behind Disney masterpieces, and hope to be able to visit the magical world of Disney some day. I remember when I was about eleven years old, and found an expensive Disney book in a foreign literature store in our town. I remember the book cost a lot, I didn’t have that kind of money, or maybe I did but couldn’t get to buy it. I remember my whole existence for several weeks was reduced to just wanting to get that book – I was so interested in animation, and could not believe the cartoons I watched, how well they were made. Music certainly added to the charm of them, and while I could not buy the book, and eventually it was sold out, I really wanted to put more effort into learning English to understand what exactly the cartoons were about – I couldn’t even imagine that some day I would actually be able to understand every word, visit Disney World many times in my life, and actually end up moving to America. While Disney was never a deciding factor in my life for any major decisions, somehow the fun aspect, the family friendly attitude, the magic, and the kindness and realization of being able to do anything was an inseparable part of my journey through life with Disney.

Now I am all grown up, have kids of my own, and their own life is also touched by Disney in a million ways. They have taken signing lessons some time in the past, and their teacher had them practicing singing using just Disney songs. There is so much to them – seems like any typical song every time, but you can sing it in so many ways! Every song has its own character, but the songs are versatile, catchy, and can be presented in many different styles. I love this album I get to listen to now – all the familiar tunes, but so different, in the timeless Jazz style.

My favorite songs in this particular album are “When you Wish Upon a Star” performed by Gregory Porter and “Let It Go” performed by Anne Sila. Both of these songs are so popular, and have been done incredibly well now in this Jazz style – an incredible achievement on the part of the performers!

Here is what Anne Sila had to say about her performance:

“I’m lucky to be part of this beautiful album and honored to share it with artists I have admired for many years. Jazz represents a huge part of my musical path where I keep returning. Disney marked my childhood, like most children, but as an adult I still have a great taste for fairytales and imaginary. Being able to combine both in one album is fun and inspiring. The cherry on the cake was to revisit “let It go” which has been such a success the last few years. It’s a great way to discover those famous tracks and add fantasy and jazz to it. I’m proud to be part of it.”

Here is the full track listing for this album:

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)


Here is how to get this album if you are interested:

 

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