Medeski, Martin & Wood Devote Their Jazz Talent to Kids

Moments of mayhem mix with the sweet sounds of children in this first family CD by New York’s (arguably) premier alt-jazz trio. Two reasons to seriously consider adding it to your collection: “Pirates Don't Take Baths,” which is as rough-and-tumble and down and dirty as its subject, and “Pat a Cake,” a rhyme chanted by kids channeling the Lurkers. Bonus: Lounge Lizard John Lurie's magnificently warm and eerie “The Squalb,” an introduction to the creature that makes pocket lint.

Let's Go Everywhere

Medeski, Martin & Wood

Little Monster