Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

I Want a Dog!

I Want a Dog!

Spring 2011 Music
Ages: 2 - 9 yrs.
CD Price: $12.99

Jamie Broza's latest CD bears his off-the-beaten path signature stamp, a mix of jazz rhythms, conversational narratives and unexpected vocal touches, spoken and sung. "Turn That Phone Off" makes an effective pitch for human, not technological interaction. Communication is also the theme in a harmony-rich visit to "Guatemala," featuring David Broza's soft Latin jazz vocal and lead classical guitar, while "Sisters" reveals the emotional complexity of a sibling relationship and the love that anchors it. The only song that Broza didn't write is Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Waters of March," but it's a cozy fit, as Broza and daughter Carmen lightly toss the lyrics back and forth to a lulling samba beat.

Lynne Heffley   ©2011 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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