"Honored with FIVE national awards and adored by a legion of families in the greater Boston area, Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys are poised to firmly plant themselves on the national scene with the October 2 release of Vanessa's third studio CD, Bubble Ride (VeeTree Records, $14.98, run time 47 minutes, for ages 1 – 8).
Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys have captured the vibrant effervescence of the band's tremendously popular live concerts to showcase a sound honed and refined over the course of the past two years, a sound notable for its energized spontaneity, rich harmonies, and primarily acoustic instrumentation.
Bubble Ride kicks off with "Moomooheehawbaabaaneigh," a sort of barnyard onomatopoetic Afrobeat song that takes a break in the middle to feature a hilarious rap about animal conversations. A delightful feature of many of the songs on Bubble Ride is the way they "open up" to create the image of a richly textured, large vocal ensemble. Listening to these singers harmonize makes it clear that they love what they’re doing! This is especially apparent when Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeysrevisit an iconic anthem of the early '70s, "Free to Be You and Me.""
What we thought: This was a really fun CD:) It is full of toe-tapping tunes that really got the kids moving and the lyrics are so fun! "Bubble Ride" is aimed towards younger children so it was perfect for both our 3 year old and our 6 year old. Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys are great family-friendly entertainment:) ABCD Diaries gives this CD an A+!
Check out Vanessa's website at www.vanessatrien.com .