Everything about the long-running Rockabye Baby! music series sparks a smile. On its surface alone the project, which turns hits by Black Sabbath, Prince and other pop and rock artists into tinkling lullabies, is pure comedy, mining the gulf between Iron Maiden and a pacifier. But it's also notable for how fully realized and deftly orchestrated these cover songs are.
In time for Father's Day: Inspired by the music that most captured the attention of his baby daughter, Italian-American pianist Alessio Bax has put together an album of 17 pieces to appeal to parents, children and those discovering classical music.