Sean Turner

Lullabies for Children and Adults

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Before turning to more involved jazz piano, Sean Turner created a series of lullabies. Originally for his own children, the concept behind this album is to provide lullabies that are musically complex enough for adult enjoyment at the same time. While bridging the simplicity of children's songs and the complexity of other music could prove a difficult line to walk, Turner solves the problems by enveloping relatively simple musical motives within a thick layer of orchestral effects. The sum effect is a mixed quality. These pieces are certainly soothing and relatively simple in their approach. The orchestral samples don't really add in the level of complexity that might be hoped for on the "adult" end of the album, but they don't hurt the music either. It's not as intellectually stimulating as it aims to be, but the album does make for a nice bit of easy listening piano that doubles as a lullaby set for the kids.

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