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Watermelon Jazz

*Music and Lyrics by Jo Steel.
Arrangements by Misha Mullov-Abbado.
Co-produced by Jo Steel & Misha Mullov-Abbado.
Edited and mixed by Misha Mullov-Abbado.
Mastered by Donal Whelan at Hafod Mastering, Wales.
Vocals recorded by Josh Wermut at XO Studios, Sydney.
All instruments recorded & engineered by Misha Mullov-Abbado, London.
*Apart from two traditional tunes:
Track 11. Tune of Lil’ Liza Jane; and
Track 12. Ca’ the Yows (Scottish folk tune).

Performed by
Vocals: Jo Steel (tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10,11 & 12);
Cara Frank (tracks 1 & 4);
Edward De Simone (tracks 7 & 12);
Alice Zawadzki (track 9).

Children’s vocal group track 11: Olive Miller (14),
Tasman Boswell (8),
Saskia Boswell (12),
Victoria Slocombe (4), Alice Render (4),
plus Jo Steel and Jessica O’Donnell.

Saxophones: Tom Smith.
Trumpet & Flugelhorn: James Davison.
Trombone & Bass Trombone: Yusuf Narçin.
Clarinet: Anthony Friend.
Violin: Bridget O’Donnell.
Cello: Deni Teo.
Piano, Fender Rhodes & Organ: Liam Dunachie.
Acoustic & Electric Guitars: Nick Goodwin.
Banjo: Cosmo Sheldrake.
Ukulele: Jo Steel.
Double Bass & Bass Guitar: Misha Mullov-Abbado.
Drums & Percussion: Scott Chapman

Album artwork by Katherine Hall at Design & Opinion

Released October 1st 2021
© All rights reserved

Watermelon Jazz

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Inspiring children with the great sounds of Jazz

A collection of twelve original songs written for young children and their families.

A great way to introduce children to the amazing sounds of jazz.

Parents, grandparents, educators, musicians and anyone with young children will want to pick up their little ones to sing and dance together!

Catchy, light-hearted tunes written, arranged and performed to the highest musical standard.

Quality songs with inspiring lyrics, both educational and fun.

Offering a rich musical experience, including big band, soul-jazz, traditional jazz, blues, fun action songs, lullabies and country.

Authentic and vibrant music, that will make anyone listening want to dance around the room.

Songs written by Ukubebe Music founder and educator Joanne Steel, and arranged by award-winning UK Jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader Misha Mullov-Abbado.

Featuring special guest musicians and singers, who share Ukubebe Music’s vision to create wonderful music for children.

Album Credits

*Music and Lyrics by Jo Steel.
Arrangements by Misha Mullov-Abbado.
Co-produced by Jo Steel & Misha Mullov-Abbado.
Edited and mixed by Misha Mullov-Abbado.
Mastered by Donal Whelan at Hafod Mastering, Wales.
Vocals recorded by Josh Wermut at XO Studios, Sydney.
All instruments recorded & engineered by Misha Mullov-Abbado, London.
*Apart from two traditional tunes:
Track 11. Tune of Lil’ Liza Jane; and
Track 12. Ca’ the Yows (Scottish folk tune).

Performed by
Vocals: Jo Steel (tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10,11 & 12);
Cara Frank (tracks 1 & 4);
Edward De Simone (tracks 7 & 12);
Alice Zawadzki (track 9).

Children’s vocal group track 11: Olive Miller (14),
Tasman Boswell (8),
Saskia Boswell (12),
Victoria Slocombe (4), Alice Render (4),
plus Jo Steel and Jessica O’Donnell.

Saxophones: Tom Smith.
Trumpet & Flugelhorn: James Davison.
Trombone & Bass Trombone: Yusuf Narçin.
Clarinet: Anthony Friend.
Violin: Bridget O’Donnell.
Cello: Deni Teo.
Piano, Fender Rhodes & Organ: Liam Dunachie.
Acoustic & Electric Guitars: Nick Goodwin.
Banjo: Cosmo Sheldrake.
Ukulele: Jo Steel.
Double Bass & Bass Guitar: Misha Mullov-Abbado.
Drums & Percussion: Scott Chapman

Album artwork by Katherine Hall at Design & Opinion

Released October 1st 2021
© All rights reserved