I've never been a particular fan of Disney tunes --aren't they for kids, mostly? But Ball and the band bring out the very high quality of writing in these songs. Well, now it occurs to me that my kids never went out of their way, either, to listen to cartoon songs. Yet this and all the other Ball album have become the music of choice for my nine year old son, Paddy --previously a devotee of the Baha Men and N Sync. Remarkably, a generation ago, I was just about his age when this same guy grabbed my attention forever with "Midnight in Moscow."
To me, this is what Traditional Jazz is all about: taking any song and making it interesting, danceable, toe tapping, finger popping and forever fresh. I suppose they could take some old Russian folk song and make it funky, too.