Recess Monkey to Release Desert Island Disc

CDFamily music group, Recess Monkey, has recorded its 10th studio CD, Desert Island Disc, set for release in October. The new album features acoustic instruments conveying the relaxed, sun-drenched pace of good friends exploring a strange new land together. Graced with elegant and colorful orchestrations by Jherek Bischoff, Desert Island Disc is like the calm exhale following a rampaging storm of summer excitement.

Guest artists on Desert Island Disc include Justin Lansing of the Grammy-winning Okee Dokee Brothers (banjo), Dean Jones of Dog on Fleas (vocals), and Johnny Bregar (B3 organ). The album was recorded on an island—Bainbridge Island, Wash.—in Johnny Bregar’s Brickyard Studios.

Recess Monkey’s “Flying” Circus

It may seem like a classic “secret identity” plot line that is found in many stories—three elementary school teachers who also are recording artists—however teachers Jack Forman, Drew Holloway, and Daron Henry really do make up the children’s musical group Recess Monkey. The trio is releasing Flying, an album chocked full of songs with superhero flair.

Featuring titles such as “Day Job,” “Sidekick,” and “Bravest Kid in the World,” the CD focuses on how everyday people can become superheroes. Musical combos such as a ukulele paired with a trombone give this album a real super sound. The 14-song CD is targeted to ages 3 to 8 and will release June 21. The CD is being distributed by Burnside Distribution Corporation.