Album – Jon Crosse – Kind of Pink and Blue

Posted by admin on September 28th, 2006

I love Indie Launchpad. Not only do I get to feature some of the best rock and pop out there, I also get to uncover some absolute gems, that would otherwise have passed me by. This is one such gem. A cross between Jazz and children’s nursery rhymes and lullabies, I thought this was only going to be of interest to my twin 2 year old girls, but after playing it a couple of times, I’m hard pressed to tell you who enjoyed it more.

There’s 17 tracks on this album, that provide some nice relief from Singing Elmo and the Singing Chimpmunks. For anyone who has small children, you will know what I mean. However it isn’t just a nice diversion. This is something that both adults and children can enjoy and not just a lame jazz cover of nursery rhymes. These songs have been thoughtfully arranged and a great deal of care has gone into each and every one, which is all too apparent.

It’s funny trying to identify my favorite tracks, because there’s very little chance of you not knowing them. Yes you won’t have an idea until you listen to the album, what they sound like, but once you listen to them, you can’t help singing along either out loud or in your head. I absolutely love “Hickory, Dickory, Dock” and “London Bridge”, but then I would, wouldn’t I, coming from London, England. “Brahms Lullaby” is also beautiful and would have been the track I’d have rounded the album off with.

Conclusion : A definite CD to pick up if you have small children, believe me you will appreciate it. It’s also a nice album to listen to if you have no kids at all. There’s something very soothing and reassuring about listening to these arrangements of nursery rhymes and lullabies.

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