Album: Michael Janisch, Jazz for Babies (Whirlwind/Cadiz)

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The Independent Culture

Appalled by the synthetic-sounding CDs available, bassist and new dad Michael Janisch decided to create his own: a now five-disc selection of "slow and relaxing" jazz lullabies performed on real instruments by real musicians to soothe and educate wombers to pre-schoolers.

The Saxophone Album (there have already been Piano, Trumpet, Vibes and Guitar) is lovely, with Paul Booth cooing "God Bless the Child", "At Last" and "Soul Eyes".