With whimsical, dream-like illustrations, this book and accompanying audio CD features a selection of timeless jazz standards covering the four seasons. The book includes 13 popular classics recorded by singing legends from the 50s: Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, among others. Explanatory notes accompany each featured song in this must-have book for any jazz fans with a young child.
Ilya Green was born and raised in the South of France (Lubéron). After studying fine arts, she began writing and illustrating books for children, working for publishers like Didier Jeunesse and L'Atelier du Poisson Soluble. She has also been an active member of the visual artist collective Atelier Venture based in Marseille. She lives in Montpellier, France. Misja Fitzgerald Michel studied jazz under François Jeanneau at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris, and at the New School (New York) with Jim Hall, Billy Harper and Kenny Werner, playing with Ravi Coltrane and others from the young New York scene. His first album "Live at The Villa" was recorded in 1998 and featured Scott Colley and Tony Rabeson. He lives in Paris, France.
"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
"Highly recommended!" —Midwest Book Review
"The second Title in The Secret Mountain’s new collection of jazz-infused music." —baretnewswire.org