黛安娜潘顿 / 我的小世界 (限量纪念版)
Diana Panton / I Believe in Little Things (Limited Edition)
CD / 1 片装
繽纷的旅程、奇幻的冒险，徜徉在大自然踏著轻快的协力车前进，各种纯真可爱的动物陪伴，我的小世界充满了快乐与想像，是一个幸福无忧无虑的童话大乐园；荣获2015年「朱诺奖」(Juno Awards)「最佳爵士歌手」、全球最瞩目新世代爵士天后-黛安娜潘顿(Diana Panton)第八张全新录音专辑「我的小世界」(I Believe in Little Things)清新梦幻詮释十四首动人名曲，集结十三首著名动画和电影的主题曲/插曲以及一首全新原创曲，这些闻名全球陪伴著我们一齐长大的知名曲目，选自於迪士尼经典动画电影「爱丽丝梦游仙境」、「木偶奇遇记」，可爱的布偶秀「芝麻街」、「大青蛙剧场」系列以及经典电影「巧克力工厂」、「飞天万能车」；融合清新民谣、巴莎诺瓦、都会抒情爵士、当代古典小品与流行等多样音乐元素，黛安娜美丽透明如小仙女般清新纯净的嗓音，充满了情感穿透力，用音乐诉说著一个个可爱动人的童话故事，带你进入一个充满想像力的快乐梦幻世界。
轻快流畅的钢琴、低音贝斯与吉他的前奏乐声中，一点点巴莎、一点点摇摆，黛安娜美丽轻柔的歌声以英法文唱出两首「爱丽丝梦游仙境」甜美快乐的插曲In A World Of My Own以及梦幻圆舞曲般的主题曲Alice In Wonderland，美好的音乐情境营造故事想像空间，带出整张专辑上半部的音乐主题、一个幸福快乐的梦幻小世界；紧接著两首充满想像力的歌曲，选自经典儿童电影「巧克力工厂」主题曲Pure Imagination和「芝麻街」的Imagination，晶莹剔透的空气感、触动心灵的亲密感，纯净嗓音和絃、美的让人心醉；轻快的旋律，充满童心的音符欢唱出幸福洋溢，温暖詮释<卡本特兄妹>(The Carpenters)经典曲、「芝麻街」名曲Sing；两曲选自「大青蛙剧场」系列，沉浸思乡怀念的I’m Going To Go Back There Someday与已成为爵士标準曲、歌词发人省思的The Rainbow Connection；专辑制作概念曲Little Things，唱出生活中一些小事情常在不经意中创造出神奇的力量，细细品味这些小事情小感动会让生活变得更幸福美好；在迪士尼经典动画电影「木偶奇遇记」的主题曲When You Wish Upon A Star星光满空的梦幻音乐声中，黛安娜演唱专辑下半部的音乐主题、一个无忧无虑的好眠小世界；改编著名童诗、「大青蛙剧场」插曲Halfway Down The Stairs静謐清新充满纯真童趣、以及俏皮可爱的Everybody Sleeps；充足好眠是一件非常珍贵的事，黛安娜特别创作词曲演唱Sleep Is A Precious Thing一首美丽的抒情曲，音乐能让人拋弃所有忧虑、甜蜜入梦；在大提琴悠扬的伴奏乐声中，黛安娜唱出经典名片「飞天万能车」主题曲Hushabye Mountain以及著名民谣Slumber My Darling，这两首著名的摇篮曲为整张专辑划下一个幸福的句点。
整张专辑音乐选自於经典动画与儿童电影主题曲/插曲，但每一首歌曲是唱给每个人心中的那份童心聆听，适合各个年纪的成人与小孩，在这个美好的音乐世界里每一个梦想都将实现，感受愉快喜悦的同时又抚慰疗癒心灵；特请来加拿大新生代插画家Jacqui Lee为本张专辑绘画故事绘本，结合音乐与图像完整的呈现创作概念；合作音乐家除了老搭档爵士大师Don Thompson弹奏钢琴、低音贝斯与颤音琴与吉他名家Reg Schwager的通力合作，特别邀请传奇古典大师顾尔德(Glenn Gould)的御用大提琴手Coenraad Bloemendal助阵伴奏，全新音乐组合激盪出快乐的梦幻火花，赋予这些名曲崭新的生命与视野；专辑录音、混音、母带后期处理，一样由知名录音工程师Chad Irschick所负责，黛安娜透明无瑕的气音縈绕耳畔美不胜收，原声乐器饱满音场的层次感与空间感完全呈现；黛安娜清新甜美的嗓音施展迷人魅力，以神话般的星尘洒满繽纷这些词曲意境，带你进入充满梦幻故事独一无二的两个音乐图像小世界；她极具情感穿透力的歌声、让你暂时忘记一切的烦恼与忧虑，细细品味这一刻音乐所带来简单的幸福与感动。
加拿大爵士小天后 Diana Panton (黛安娜 潘顿) 刚刚凭最新力作《I Believe in Little Things》(我的小世界) 获得加拿大国家育儿产品 (NAPP Awards) - 音乐类大奖!
去年 Diana 凭《Red》(红色情深: CD: EW-112856; LP: EW-112858) 获得多个爵士演唱专辑奖项，这次她在《I Believe in Little Things 我的小世界》中作了大胆尝试，翻唱了多首经典迪士尼电影、长寿布偶剧芝麻街童谣及殿堂民谣二重唱 The Carpenters 歌曲等，温柔甜美的嗓音深受家长和孩子们喜爱! 精美包装、插画亦成为了专辑得奖的重要元素: Diana 特别邀请插画师於内附书册绘画插画，Diana 与乐手化身插画主角，充满唯美、纯真!
01 In A World Of My Own 我自己的世界
02 Alice In Wonderland 爱丽丝梦游仙境
03 Pure Imagination 纯净想像
04 Imagination 想像力
05 Sing 欢唱
06 I’m Going To Go Back There Someday 总有天我将回去那裏
07 The Rainbow Connection 彩虹连结大地的地方
08 Little Things 小事情
09 When You Wish Upon A Star 当你对著星星许愿
10 Halfway Down The Stairs 坐在楼梯的一半
11 Everybody Sleeps 每个人都入梦
12 Sleep Is A Precious Thing 睡眠好珍贵
13 Hushabye Mountain 沉静小山丘
14 Slumber My Darling 睡吧、我亲爱的
February 16, 2016 By DeniseB Leave a Comment
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As winner of the 2015 JUNO Award for Best Vocal Jazz Recording for her album, RED, along with a multitude of other accolades, Diana Panton is accustomed to the praise that comes with being recognized as one of Canada’s leading jazz vocalists. With her first album for children and families, I Believe in Little Things,Diana Panton is ready to bring her special brand of sweet and sincere swinging elegance straight to the hearts of the young and old alike.
I Believe in Little Things is at once a carefully curated anthology of under-appreciated gems and a collection of classic children’s masterpieces from DIsney, Sesame Street, Willy Wonka, and more.
While the string that perfectly ties the album together is the authentic jazz sound and style of Diana Panton’s exquisite voice, the players all have stellar credentials of their own, starting with Order of Canada recipient Don Thompson’s splendid command of the piano, his tasteful mastery of the vibraphone, and his big, beautiful acoustic bass lines, not to mention the outstanding contribution of his musical arrangements.
In addition, the listener is treated to delightful cello artistry from internationally recognized Coenraad Bloemendal and superb playing from award-winning jazz guitarist Reg Schwager. This altogether extraordinary album should be part of every contemporary child’s experience. Its polished delivery of wisely chosen lyrics and opulent creativity offer a respite of calm in an often-turbulent world. The artistry of the performers is truly world class.
I Believe in Little Things establishes its tone with the beautiful, warm sound of “In a World of My Own” from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, as sung by Diana Panton in both English and French. Coenraad Bloemendal’s lovely cello solo introduces the song “Alice in Wonderland,” also sung in English and French by Diana Panton, with wonderfully inventive jazz improvisation by pianist Don Thompson, who also contributes some solid bass playing to support guitarist Reg Schwager and cellist Coenraad Bloemendal. Thompson and Schwager were members of The George Shearing Quartet, and Thompson’s arrangement of “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka is straight out of the George Shearing playbook.
Since her debut release in 2005, Diana Panton’s career has predictably gathered incredible momentum. With seven critically acclaimed albums, Diana’s impressive catalog has garnered numerous honors, including the JUNO win for RED, two Silver Disc Awards in Japan, three prior JUNO nominations, eight Hamilton Music Awards, and a host of National Jazz Awards and Canadian and US Indie nominations. She was a first place jury selection to perform at theJazz à Juan Révélations in France, where she was voted Premiere Dauphine by the Juan public. Her albums have had Top 10 jazz chart success in Hong Kong, Japan, and Taiwan. Recently she was named one of Canada’s Top 5 Jazz Vocalists by CBC radio host Tim Tamashiro.
I received a copy of this CD and the words that come to mind…are just simply beautiful music that young children will enjoy. Don’t miss this one!
I Believe in Little Things will be available in the U.S. from Amazon.com, Eastwind Imports, and iTunes. In Canada, the album is available from Amazon.ca, iTunes.ca, and at retail locations such as HMV, Atelier Grigorian, and Archambault in Quebec.
Self Disclosure: I received a free CD to facilitate this post.
Audio CD (September 25, 2015)
Number of Discs: 1
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews
Personnel Diana Panton - vocal
Don Thompson - bass, piano, vibes
Reg Schwager - guitar
Coenraad Bloemendal - cello
I Believe in Little Things is a carefully curated album that highlights Diana Panton's enchanting vocals on obscure gems and classic children's masterpieces from Disney, Sesame Street, Willa Wonka and the Chocolate Factory etc. Her sweet pure expression is a hand-in-glove fit for this timeless material. There is a penetrating power to Panton's storytelling of the songs. This, coupled with exemplary recording quality, Don Thompson's delightful jazz arrangements and masterful accompaniment by Thompson, Reg Schwager and Coenraad Bloemendal give new scope to this repertoire. The album was selected as the Best Jazz Album of 2015 by Books.com (Taiwan's equivalent to Amazon.com). It was the third Bestseller of 2015 at Eslite in Hong Kong and landed in the TOP 10 Jazz Bestsellers list of 2015 at HMV, Japan.
Diana Panton is one of my favourite jazz singers of the new generation. Her vulnerable, gentle voice has peacefully coaxed me to fall in love with her singing. In addition, the high quality sound of her recording, both detailed and exquisite, is superior to many so-called "audiophile" CDs.
Hong Kong's HiFi Review Magazine
I felt bathed in gentle warm sunshine when I heard the first note of the first song. Diana Panton's voice is special amongst the many female vocalists in the world today. I would guess that her fans have been waiting for her to make an album like this one. The album is like a picture book. Diana tells us in her liners "Whether awake or asleep, I wish you dreams full of wonder" and this album truly delivers on that promise. This is her 7th album after RED was released in 2013. By the second track of the new album ,"Alice in Wonderland" (from the film by the same name), we are completely immersed in Diana's musical wonderland.
Masahiro Imai, FM Club
Real-life singing fairy, Diana Panton, brings us a new album inspired by her imagination [...]. The cute cover illustration by Jacqui Lee shows a girl cycling with a bear, fox and mouse - the perfect beginning to this delightful album. Panton, who has grown to become the representative singer of the Canadian jazz scene, explains in the liner notes that "Imagination is one of our greatest gifts". Imagination and childlike innocence are key concepts to understanding this album. Panton was prompted to make this album based on feedback from listeners that their children sleep well listening to her music. As such, this album features lovely musical selections for kids, such as Disney's "In a World of My Own", "Alice in Wonderland", "When You Wish Upon a Star" and the Carpenter's hit "Sing". Rest-assured however, this sweet and romantic music can appeal to all music lovers who are young at heart, not just children. I think "heartwarming"is the best word to describe this well-crafted gem. In particular, the final four tracks focus on sleeping and those suffering from stress should find it healing.
Keiichi Konishi, Jazz Japan
01. In A World Of My Own
02. Alice In Wonderland
03. Pure Imagination
06. I'm Going To Go Back There Someday
07. The Rainbow Connection
08. Little Things
09. When You Wish Upon A Star
10. Halfway Down The Stairs
11. Everybody Sleeps
12. Sleep Is A Precious Thing
13. Hushabye Mountain
14. Slumber My Darling