The Baby Loves Jazz Band: Sharon Jones , Babi Floyd (vocals); Briggan Krauss (saxophone); Steven Bernstein (trumpet); John Medeski (keyboards); Lonnie Plaxico, Brad Jones (bass guitar); Ben Perowsky (drums).
Jazz has evolved into such a serious art form that it's easy to forget it was once considered fun, good-time music. Verve's BABY LOVES JAZZ series honors the playful side of jazz and introduces kids to the genre without watering it down in the slightest. GO BABY GO! presents upbeat standards ("Banana Boat Song," "Paw Paw Patch") interspersed with some short originals that foreground various musical instruments: trumpet, bass, even scat vocals. This is an entertaining and exuberant way for kids to learn about this important American musical tradition without feeling like they're being lectured to at all.