Friday, November 18, 2016

Celebrate the Holidays With Great Music- Under the Moon: Jazz Standards and Lullabies

Under the Moon
Jazz Standards and Lullabies

Thank you to The Secret Mountain for providing with product, free of charge, in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own.


Working at a jewelry store gave me a fondness of jazz standards. That may seem strange, but these classic tunes possess a romantic tone that simply can't be recreated- making them the perfect soundtrack for buying a gift for your significant other. Although I gave up retail a few years ago, my love of Billy Holiday and Louis Armstrong will never fade.


Under the Moon: Jazz Standards and Lullabies is The Secret Mountain's latest release in their award-winning collection of picture books with CDs. This particular collection is meant to be an introduction for children, featuring 13 timeless songs evoking the four seasons. 

My girls love the beautiful pictures

Since I hope my two daughters appreciate classic music the way I do, I jumped on this review opportunity. After flipping through the book, I was very happy I did! The illustrations done by Ilya Green are absolutely beautiful. They feel dreamy and whimsical, the perfect accompaniment to a cd of lullabies. The book has a lot of interesting facts and lyrics to some of the songs; I enjoyed reading it but the girls mostly admired the pictures. Perhaps with time they'll be more interested (they're only 1.5 and 3).

"It Might As Well Be Spring"

The CD includes four holiday songs 

CD sleeve inside back cover

My older daughter couldn't wait to hear the CD. When I put it on, she began swaying and slowly spinning in circles. She called it princess music. Baby A was immediately calmed by the melodies- she put her head in my lap and started to fall asleep! Misja Fitzgerald Michel, a Paris-based jazz musician, did a beautiful job selecting music to take you on a calming journey through the seasons. 

Princess dance party

She can't get enough

Ready for nap!

Under the Moon: Jazz Standards and Lullabies is a wonderful collection that has received lots of love in our house. N, my oldest, decided that the CD is a perfect compliment to our daily tea party, and I agree! I'm sure that over time the love will continue to grow. 

SONG SELECTION
1. Willow Weep for Me Billie Holiday 
2. Gone With the Wind Julie London 
3. It Might As Well Be Spring Nina Simone 
4. Come Rain or Come Shine Sarah Vaughan 
5. Stormy Weather The Golden Gate Quartet 
6. Blue Moon Mel Tormé 
7. The Snow Is Falling Ray Charles 
8. Winter Wonderland Louis Armstrong 
9. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Vaughn Monroe 
10. December Kay Starr
11. Winter Weather Fats Waller 
12. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? Ella Fitzgerald 
13. Moon River Audrey Hepburn 

Under the Moon Trailer featuring Audrey Hepburn singing Moon River

WANT IT? GET IT!

 This timeless duo will make a thoughtful gift for grandparents that want to share a piece of their youth with grandchildren, or any family that enjoys classic music. Since the CD features four holiday tunes, it's also great for playing during winter dinner parties. You can find Under the Moon: Jazz Standards and Lullabies on Amazon here. 

Please visit The Secret Mountain to view their collection of Storybooks and find more wonderful gifts! 

Thank you to The Secret Mountain for allowing me to share about their latest book and CD!


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