A little Brazilian cricket named Zaz dreams of singing in New York. After hopping a ride on a woman’s fruit hat that takes her from her homeland to Manhattan, she meets a savvy fly named Buster who brings her to the Swing Café on East 54th Street. Everyone there speaks a common language, called Swing, and Zaz is inspired to take to the stage, sing from the heart, and deliver the performance of a lifetime.
Classic recordings by Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, and other jazz legends are featured throughout the narration of the story.
Narration : Bebel Gilberto and David Francis
Track Listing :
1. Manuello / Carmen Miranda
2. Hot and Bothered / Duke Ellington
3. Creole Love Call / Duke Ellington
4. Tiger Rag / The Mills Brothers
5. Chinatown, My Chinatown / Slim and Slam
6. Shakin' the African / Don Redman
7. Jivin' the Vides / Lionel Hampton
8. Handful of Keys / Fats Waller
9. Dayrbeak Express / Duke Ellington and his orchestra
10. A Bunch of Rags / Vess L. Ossman
11. Minnie the Moocher / Cab Calloway
12. Sing Me a Swing Song / Ella Fitzgerald