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Music Mondays: The Circle Sessions (The Music of Carthay Circle)

I've spent a lot of time at Disney California Adventure (DCA) in the last month. I really love the vintage holiday decorations over there. One of my favorite CDs that remind me of DCA is "The Circle Sessions (The Music of Carthay Circle)."

This CD was released in November 2012. The album was arranged by Bill Cantos. I really enjoyed how he took very familiar Disney songs and put a jazz spin to it. Here was a short video that Disney Parks released to give you insight to the creative process in making this album.

I actually received this CD in my Christmas stocking last year. I listen to it a lot while I am driving. It's a really good compilation of familiar Disney songs done in a different music style. The arrangements and musical interpretation compliments the era or flavor of Buena Vista Street and the Carthay Circle restaurant. It's music that you would hear in a lounge or jazz club. 

Some of my favorite songs from this album is "A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes" and "Married Life." Go to iTunes or Amazon to hear a sampling of the playlist from the Circle Sessions. It's a great addition to any Disney music collection. Treat yourself to celebrate the end of this year or to welcome in 2015.

Happy last Monday of 2014!