Under the Moon
Jazz Standards and Lullabies
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Songs collected by Misja Fitzgerald Michel Illustrations Ilya Green Featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Julie London, The Golden Gate Quartet, Fats Waller, Ray Charles, Audrey Hepburn, Mel Tormé, Kay Starr and Vaughn Monroe
The music of this classic jazz picture book aptly conveys the mood of each season through the legendary voices from the 1950s. Each melody creates a blissful way to lure the child to sleep. Songs like “Winter Weather,” “Moon River” and “It Might As Well Be Spring” make up this unique set. The childlike illustrations also add a whimsical dimension to this storybook. Biographical synopses and explanatory notes are included giving historical information on the artists and songs.
The highlights of this collection are the notes and the CD itself; jazz aficionados wishing to share their enthusiasm with their children may find it a useful vehicle. KIRKUS REVIEWS
Pub Date: 2016
Ages: 0 to 3
Keywords: Dreams / Motherhood / Jazz / Lullabies
Misja Fitzgerald Michel is an author and contemporary jazz guitarist with a career that spans more than two decades. He started training at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris under the tutelage of François Jeanneau and went on to hone his craft on the New York jazz circuit alongside esteemed musicians Ravi Coltrane, Jim Hall, Billy Harper and Kenny Werner. His first album, Live at the Villa, was recorded in 1998 and he has performed since at various festivals around the world, including the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
After studying fine arts, Ilya Green began working professionally as an illustrator. She has produced over 30 books for children as an active member of the visual artist collective Atelier Venture based in Marseille, France. The Bologna International Children’s Book Fair gave her a “Special Mention” for Les Rêves racontés aux petits curieux.