by Hal Leonard
Freddie the Frog, Eli the Elephant, Babs Baboon and Micki Macaw join trumpet-playing elephants, trombone-sliding tigers, clarinet-playing monkeys and a flock of seagulls as they scat sing, swing and perform collective improvisation in this swingin' introduction to jazz. The musical includes five original songs and dialog with 26 speaking parts, along with unique “beginner band student” adaptations. The characters soon discover how embracing their differences creates the ultimate jungle jam! The enhanced Teacher Book/Singer CD-ROM includes piano accompaniments, dialog, detailed production guide, singer parts, and jazz combo charts. The Performance/Accompaniment jazz tracks feature The N'Awlins Gumbo Kings. In addition, there are recorded instrumental solos to scat sing along with, and tracks without recorded solos for scatting student-created phrases! Songs include: Jungle Jazz, We're the Best, Jungle Jam, I'm So Sorry My Friend, Let's Celebrate. 25 minutes. Suggested for Grades 2-5.