Esperanza Spalding and Nikki Yanofsky Interpret Disney Classics on 'Everybody Wants to Be a Cat'
Esperanza Spalding and Nikki Yanofsky have become the new faces of jazz, and now the talented singers are showing off their musical skills with clever interpretations of classic Disney songs on 'Everybody Wants to Be a Cat.'
The compilation gets its name from the 1970 animated film, 'The Aristocrats,' and also includes the inspirational song on its tracklisting. As for the girls' contributions, Esperanza offers up her take on 'Chim Chim Cher-ee' from 'Mary Poppins,' while Nikki scats it up on 'It's a Small World.'
For those of you who have yet to hear music from the singer/multi-instrumentalist, who won the Best New Artist Grammy over Justin Bieber, here's your chance. Esperanza puts a smooth spin on 'Chim Chim Cher-ee,' transforming it into a modern jazz song that's hard to dislike.
Nikki turns 'It's a Small World' into a bold, scat-tastic number, which will make you rethink the iconic Disney ride. Our vote is to switch out the old version for Nikki's -- wouldn't you rather hear this song while standing in line at the theme park?
Check out Esperanza and Nikki's songs from 'Everybody Wants to Be a Cat' below, and listen to the entire compilation CD on AOL Music. The album is available in stores and on iTunes now. Are you into the jazz versions of these songs?
'It's a Small World' by Nikki Yanofsky
'Chim Chim Cher-ee' by Esperanza Spalding