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The Colors of the World

1.   The Colors of the World (Music by Brad Ross  Lyrics by Nina Tisch)
2.   Swinging on a Star (Burke-VanHeusen)
3.   Pure Imagination (Bricusse-Newley)
4.   Unbridled Joy (Music and Lyrics by Janet Redstone)
5.   Gonna Build a Mountain (Bricusse-Newley)
6.   I’m Glad There is You (Dorsey-Madeira)
7.   I’ve Got the World on a String (Arlen-Koehler)
8.   I Won't Last a Day Without You (Williams-Nichols)
9.   Dreamers (Music by Marvin Hamlisch  Lyrics by Christopher Adler)
10. If We Only Have Love (Brel-Schuman-Blau)

What Janet has to say about her CD The Colors of the World

A song can have a wonderful melody, but if it doesn’t communicate something to me, I won’t be drawn to sing it. In other words, every song on the CD has lyrics I feel compelled to sing. The song The Colors of the World has terrific music, and the poetry about our natural world mirrors exactly how I feel about the beauty and gift of our planet earth.

The Colors of the World
Music by Brad Ross Lyrics by Nina Tisch

There is nothing like the purple in a dawn that’s just begun
There is nothing like the orange in a blazing setting sun
Oh the earth has many secrets she can dazzle every eye
With the emerald green of mountains and the azure blue of sky
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I also felt strongly about including children on The Colors of the World. After all, it is they to whom we leave the planet. I was led to Gary Fry, conductor of the children’s choir Midwest Young Artists. I loved his arrangement from the moment I heard it. Gary is brilliant, down to earth and a pleasure to work with.

Unbridled Joy is a song I have explored deeply, inspired by my experiences as the parent of a special needs child. Heartfelt and uplifting, it is about transformation and love.

Unbridled Joy
Music and lyrics by Janet Redstone

A child enters the world bringing so much joy
Hope and dreams burn brightly
Beautiful boy I dream so much for you
I wonder who you are who will you be
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The remaining songs on the CD are a mix of fun, swing and inspiration including I’ve Got the World on a String, Swinging on a Star, I’m Glad There Is You, Dreamers and much more. This mix of Jazz/Great American songbook classics have a recurring theme—good values, putting things in perspective and love of living!

Thanks to Chris Steinmetz, master recording engineer, Fred Breitberg and Scott Steinman. Thanks to all the world class musicians I am blessed to have recorded with.

Piano–Bobby Schiff
Alto Saxophone–Richie Cole (2, 3, 5, 6, 7)
Guitar–Kraig McCreary (1, 4)
Bass–Michael Fiorino (1), Steve Rodby (4), Larry Gray (2, 3, 5-8, 10)
Drums–Rich Vitek (1), Tom Radke (4), Phil Grateau (2, 3, 5-8, 10)
Trumpet, Flugelhorn–Danny Barber (2, 3, 5)
Trombone–Mayo Tiana (2, 3, 5)
Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone–Steve Leinheiser (2, 3, 5)
Children's Choir arranged and conducted by Gary Fry (1)