Beauty and the beast

Upon 1st sight this 7″ looks like a story book 45 for kids or a recording from a Disney movie, but it thankfully isn’t. The Five Corners Quintet and Elizabeth Shepherd Trio have both done tidy covers that sound nothing like the original compositions, but this is fine with me because I love jazz that is live and soulful. This sweet little picture disc was released in Japan back in 2008, so the chances you stumble over a copy are pretty slim.