|By Keith Mahne|
A friend of Disney Avenue, Andrew Berg of the Andrew Berg Quartet, reached out to me recently about a wonderful video he and his friends created featuring a bossa nova cover of "Part of Your World" from "The Little Mermaid". I really think a lot of Disney fans will certainly appreciate it. Another fun fact is that all the musicians are either Cast Members or Annual Passholders of Disneyland! I must say, I really enjoy their cover and have even added it to the Disney Avenue music player which can be accessed via our desktop site. Continue after the page break for an amazing cover of "Part of Your World"...
Andrew Berg, the producer, arranger, and writer of the album pictured above, tells me this song came from their work this past Summer, entitled A Close Goodbye, and this is one of the tracks from it. Andrew says that it's mainly all jazz, but they have a few that are more contemporary covers such as a Blues version of "Wrecking Ball". The group hopes to record more jazz covers covering everything from pop, to musicals, to rap, and of course Disney. They are all students of California State University, Fullerton and everyone on it is just a friend who wanted to help Andrew make the album. As I mentioned earlier, they are all Cast Members or Annual Passholders of Disneyland and so it only made sense to include a Disney song on the album.
Have a look at their work and be sure to let Andrew and the other musicians know what you thought in the comments below:
Catherine Traceski - Vocals
Andrew Berg - Saxophone
Stephen Dizon - Drums
Danny Anaya - Guitar
Michael Selfridge - Bass
Keith Michael Mahne is the owner and editor of Disney Avenue and the host of the Disney Avenue Podcast. He has made countless trips to the Walt Disney World resort since his first trip in 1989 at the age of four. Keith has a strong passion and respect for Walt Disney, the parks and resorts, and the men and women who help create them. He started Disney Avenue as a way to inform and entertain readers and to repay all those who make dreams come true everyday.