MomMomOnTheGo has always used music for her Little One especially at night to hide the house noises so that her Little One can sleep. More recently, MomMomOnTheGo was introduced to Jazz For Babies.
The Jazz For Babies series is comprised of 5 albums. Each album has 15 tracks. The music on each album is instrumental pieces of popular classics. Each of the five albums are based on an instrument: The Saxophone, Guitar, Piano, Trumpet and Vibraphone. Our favorite out of them all is the soothing piano sounds.
I was not sure how the music would be in the Jazz For Babies series as Jazz is often more of an aggressive and active type of music, but the music is very soothing and relaxing. It is the perfect music for resting and bedtime.
I am somewhat surprised by the name; Jazz For Babies, because these albums are appropriate for all ages, from in utero an up. I personally find the music soothing, my Little One loves it and it is very reasonably priced. I also love that you can preview the songs before purchase and choose to purchase just one song or an entire album. You can choose a physical album ($14.99) for the car or nursery or download an MP3 album ($10.99) to play on a digital device. Pick and choose individual tracks to create your personalized playlist at just 99 cents.
MomMomOnTheGo recommends the Jazz For Babies music. We love using it as sleepy time music.
HUSH LITTLE BABY, DON’T YOU CRY
DADDY’S GONNA PLAY YOU A JAZZY LULLABY
Introducing Jazz For Babies: Five Magical Albums Of Gentle Acoustic Songs By World Class Musicians For Babies, Babies-To-Be & Grownups
London, UK (July 15, 2013) — If there were a magic spell to get babies lulled to sleep, parents everywhere would grab it, right? American-born, London-based musician and recent dad, Michael Janisch, thinks he knows the secret — acoustic music played by world-class musicians. Janisch has produced an incredible array of slow and soothing renditions of the world’s most beautiful songs as part of five remarkable albums called Jazz For Babies. Imagine cuddling on a sofa listening to You Are So Beautiful played on a grand piano with nylon and steel string guitars and a little double bass. Bliss — for mom and baby!
Music is an international language, passed down from generation to generation. Those early sounds heard by baby create a bond that lasts a lifetime. But not everyone’s music tastes include Wheels on the Bus or Frere Jacques. In the wee hours of the morning while calming a fussy baby, sleep-deprived moms or dads have been turning to the smooth sounds of piano, guitar, trumpet and saxophone. In each of the five Jazz For Babies albums, parents may hear a familiar movie tune, the latest pop song or a classic standard — acoustically — without lyrics. It not only mellows baby but calms mom or dad so everyone can get back on track.
Jazz For Babies makes the perfect baby shower gift or newborn present that new parents will thank you for night and day. Best of all, gift givers and parents-to-be can sample every song on the various 15-track albums online at www.JazzForBabies.org for risk-free buying. The lush instrumentals are so captivating, parents have been known to listen to them in the car — solo!
The buzz for these just-released lullabies has spread from England and Ireland to iTunes and Amazon stateside. Gurgle, UK’s magazine for modern mums, just named The Trumpet Album, one of Jazz For Babies CDs as ‘trendsetting’ next to a photo of always-trendy Victoria & little Harper Beckham. Next, the Irish Times newspaper boasted Jazz For Babies creator Janisch alongside his toddler Eliza with a glowing overview of the five album set.
Even before baby’s arrival, soothing sounds heard in the womb make a difference. “For the last months of my pregnancy,” wrote London mom Carol, “my nightly ritual was to take a bath with essential oils, candles and my Jazz for Babies Piano music playing on my laptop, it was a time of pure calm and I always felt Max moving to the music in the same way each night. Now that he is born, each evening I play the same album to him at nighttime, and as soon as I put the music on he immediately becomes very still, with a look on his face as if he is remembering something, and sometimes he even smiles as soon as I push play. It’s as if the music casts a magic spell on him.”
And when it’s dad’s turn for crib duty, Jazz For Babies is a welcomed ritual. “This is hands down the best sounding baby music,” shares New York City dad Tomas, “I have ever heard. Thank you for making this, now I don’t have to dread playing music to my kids anymore!”
Even the kids chime in their affection for these albums once old enough to express themselves. “Daddy, don’t turn off my pretty music, I’m not sleepin’ yet,” responded one British 2-year-old.
The interactive website, www.JazzForBabies.com, allows parents and grandparents to hear a snippet of each title, a total of 75 songs spread over five albums.
It’s not just sleep-deprived parents and tots who appreciate the quality of the smooth sounds. Jazzwise, UK’s biggest selling jazz magazine got their hands (and ears) on the five albums featuring piano, guitar, trumpet and saxophone. “A refreshing change from the usual computer-programmed songs often served up as child-orientated music,” wrote the music critic. “Tasteful instrumental lullaby interpretations of classic standards and jazz-tinged pop covers.”
The song lists appeal to every generation and covers all of the classics such as the Jackson 5’s I’ll Be There played on The Piano Album with a calming mix of double bass and grand piano. On the same album, Moon River and Just The Way You Are round out the 15-track playlist.
As a producer and record label owner for Jazz For Babies, new dad Janisch explains how he wanted to offer calm and soothing instrumental lullabies of many of the world’s most cherished songs — but with a classic ‘jazz’ touch and feel. “Each track features a little splash of melodic improvisation,” recalls Janisch, “because this is where the creativity really happens. Recent studies have shown that when a musician improvises they reach a point of self-expression that fosters creativity and individuality and it is this unique element in the music that makes this baby music stand out. Each of our musicians sound fantastic having captured the very essence of what we were going for.”
Parents and gift givers can choose a physical album ($14.99) for the car or nursery or can download an MP3 album ($10.99) to play on a digital device. Pick and choose individual tracks to create your personalized playlist at just 99 cents.
Jazz for BabyGram • FREE!
Email a Jazz For Babies (one MP3 download) lullaby with a personal message for free. Send congratulations to an expectant mom, mark a child’s birthday or welcome home the new family with a click at www.JazzForBabies.org. Pick one song pre-selected from each of the five albums — You Are So Beautiful (piano), Somewhere Over The Rainbow (guitar), Smile (trumpet), Que Sera Sera (vibraphone) and What A Wonderful World (saxophone). Hallmark cards just don’t send the same sentiment as this thoughtful and jazzy BabyGram.
The Saxophone Album
The combination of tenor and soprano saxophones mixed with a grand piano and double bass make this a memorable album of 15 titles. Enjoy My Favorite Things, The Nearness Of You and Love Is A Many Splendored Thing.
The Guitar Album
Nylon and steel string guitars mix effortlessly with grand piano and double bass for 15 silky songs. Tracks include Georgia On My Mind, The Very Thought Of You and Body and Soul.
The Piano Album
15 of the world’s most beautiful songs performed by world-class musicians on grand piano and double bass created for the youngest audiences. Titles range from You Are My Sunshine and God Bless The Child to Someone Like You.
The Trumpet Album
15 tunes created by trumpet, muted trumpet, grand piano and double bass make beautiful music for the very young and the mature listener. The playlist ranges from Someday My Prince Will Come to When You’re Smiling and Time After Time.
The Vibraphone Album
Slow & relaxing instrumental renditions of 15 classic songs performed by top-notch musicians on vibraphone, grand piano & double bass. Titles include Isn’t She Lovely, The More I See You and Someone To Watch Over Me.
The music is so enjoyable sometimes adults play it when baby is not around! Theorizes Janisch, who plays the double bass featured on all five jazz albums, “the songs on our albums mean so much to people of all ages around the world. We want parents to enjoy our music when they are with their babies and also when they are not. So whenever you want some beautiful and calming music to set the right mood, just push play!”
ABOUT JAZZ FOR BABIES
Wisconsin raised and now London-based Michael Janisch created Jazz for Babies by an instinctive desire to expose his daughter to high quality baby music from the earliest age. Not being able to find such music of suitable quality, he produced it himself. Each of the albums is recorded live in an award winning London studio with further post production sound-work undertaken by four time Grammy-nominated engineer Tyler McDiarmid, a long time musical associate, friend and a proud father of three. This results in masterfully produced albums that boast a pristine sound quality like no other baby music product anywhere in the world. All albums are specifically designed and recorded so that the intricacies of the beautiful instruments sound incredibly clear — even at low volumes as parents send baby to sleep.
The entire Jazz for Babies music collection has established a unique place in the world of baby music by abandoning computer-produced, synthesized and mechanical sounding recordings, mobile toys and dreaded music boxes in favor of real acoustic instruments performed by world class musicians. For more information or to order online, visit www.JazzForBabies.org.
Disclosure: MomMomOnTheGo was provided product for the purpose of conducting this review. As always MomMomOnTheGo only supports companies and products that she loves. All opinions expressed herein are those of MomMomOnTheGo.