WeBop: A Family Jazz Party CD Released by Jazz at Lincoln Center

Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) will release WeBop: A Family Jazz Party, a CD featuring kid-tested and approved music on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. The recording brings the very best of JALC’s WeBop classes in NYC home to families worldwide.

WeBop Jazz Party CD

Critically-acclaimed drummer and music director Matt Wilson leads an intergenerational band of celebrated jazz musicians, including trumpeter Marcus Printup and trombonist Vincent Gardner of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, guitarist Doug Wamble and 90-year-old percussion legend and NEA Jazz Master Candido Camero, to bring a playful approach to classic jazz tunes.

REPERTOIRE: (Songs with * are WeBop ritual songs)

1. Good Morning Blues * (Ledbetter)
2. Shakey Shake Shake * (Custodero)
3. It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Thing) (Ellington)
4. Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop (Hampton)
5. Playin’ Together * (Turner)
6. Night Train (Ellington)
7. When the Saints Go Marching In (traditional)
8. Manteca (Gillespie/Pozo)
9. Food That You Like To Eat (Salt Peanuts) (Gillespie)
10. Free Jazz Adventure: Free àItsy Bitsy SpideràInfant Happiness à Bingo (Coleman, Traditional, Cherry, Traditional)
11. Syeeda’s ABCs (Syeeda’s Song Flute) (Coltrane)
12. My Style (Nutty) (Monk)
13. Your Own Blues (Wamble)
14. What a Wonderful World (Thiele)
15. Goodbye My New Friends * (Turner)

The CD, which will be available nationwide (and globally as a digital release), includes a booklet with listening tips for parents, supplemental online activities, a short documentary on the making of WeBop and a music video for the classroom favorite, “Shakey Shake Shake.”

WeBop complements Jazz at Lincoln Center’s acclaimed early childhood music education program of the same name. WeBop classes are held at the Louis Armstrong Classroom at New York City’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

For more information, visit http://www.jalc.org

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