61st GRAMMY Awards® Nominee!
Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats - "All the Sounds"
BEST CHILDREN'S ALBUM
Honored by the Recording Academy to be a GRAMMY Nominee! This latest jazz age inspired album invites you to experience the sounds around us that keep us connected to each other and the world. From the sounds of summer joy, the quirky neighbors we meet including Billie Holiday and her dogs, the little boy with his little cello (played by my son!) and even the sounds of difficult and dark emotions–ALL the sounds influence our lives and make us the people we are.
Featuring fantastic performances by the Jazz Cats Linus Wyrsch on clarinet, Larry Cook on bass, Rich Kulsar on drums. And a handful of guests including, GRAMMY Award winner Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Michael Irwin on trumpet, Adelmo Guidarelli returns as Mr. Opera Man, my son Darius Kalantari on little cello and Erich Schoen-René on big cello.
It was a thrill to write, produce and arrange these tunes, embracing the sounds from my childhood programs–I Love Lucy, Looney Tunes, Three Stooges. Blending jazz and opera, jazz and hip hop, writing a Piazzola-styled tango for dancing werewolves, I honored all the sounds in my heart.
May we all breathe. Listen. And enjoy all the sounds!
“Best New Latin Kids Music”
— Billboard – September, 2018
“Think Squirrel Nut Zippers for the younger set.”
— Red Tricycle
— Parents’ Choice Award, 2018
“A breezy, cheerful sprint through the jazzy reveries of your children’s minds.”
— GeekDad, 2018
All songs written by Lucy Kalantari © & ℗ 2018, A Few Little Notes, ASCAP, except for rap in “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” written by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Produced by Lucy Kalantari
Lucy Kalantari: vocals, piano, ukulele • Linus Wyrsch: clarinet, responder • Larry Cook: bass, responder • Rich Kulsar: drums, percussion, responder • Michael Irwin: trumpet • Secret Agent 23 Skidoo: rapper • Darius Kalantari: little cello, responder • Erich Schoen-René: big cello • Adelmo Guidarelli: Mr. Opera Man
Singing Kids: Astoria Madden, Hazel Marcus, Jane Marcus, Declan McGuigan
Friends around the world: Alexis, Camila, Catalina, Darius, Elsa, Eman, Erdam, Fabiana, Ganza, Jackson, Jacob, Marianne, Max, Natsumi, Robert, Satoshi, Stella, Winnie
Recorded and mixed by Denise Barbarita at MONOLisa Studios, Long Island City, NY
Additional recording by Lucy Kalantari at Kalantari Palace Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Alan Silverman, Arf! Mastering, New York, NY
Design and Illustrations by Rina Miele, HoneyDesign