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5.0 out of 5 stars Queen of cocktail pianists,
This review is from: Swingin With Sinatra (Audio CD)My favourite cocktail pianist. Very melodic and light playing with imaginative fills and relevant and original solo work. Absolutely delightful to listen to. I recommend all her other albums too.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good music, good actor and good quality item.,
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This review is from: Swingin With Sinatra (Audio CD)Good music, good actor and good quality item. It is a CD that every fan must to have. Strongly recommended.
5.0 out of 5 stars "Swingin' with Sinatra ... Beegie Adair ... Green Hill (2010)",
This review is from: Swingin With Sinatra (Audio CD)Green Hill Productions presents "SWINGIN' WITH SINATRA", featuring Beegie Adair performs with the Beegie Adair Trio, whose members include drummer Chris Brown, a veteran of the Maynard Ferguson ensemble, and bassist Roger Spencer, who has played with the Les Brown Band, Ray Conniff, the Page Cavanaugh Trio and Pete Jolly. They are, she says, my main guys. They're so tuned into the way I visualize music that its effortless to play with them.
Beegie Adair one of the best kept secrets around...but the word, or should we say music is getting out there --- if you haven't discovered Beegie Adair yet, you don't know what you've been missing --- About her music Adair says, "Falling in love with jazz is like falling in love with a person, except with jazz you never get over it." --- Once in a while a musician comes along with impeccable technique, deep understanding of the jazz repertoire, an innate tendency to swing and the rare ability to communicate the heart and soul of a tune to listeners. That musician is Beegie Adair.
Citing George Shearing, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson and Erroll Garner among her influences, Adair has recorded more than 20 CDs, ranging from Cole Porter standards to Frank Sinatra classics to romantic World War II ballads. Her 6-CD Centennial Composers Collection of tunes by Rodgers, Gershwin, Kern, Ellington, Carmichael and Berlin became an instant collectible classic when it was released in 2002.
Adair's performance is impeccable, the renditions are simply from the heart...one can hardly pick a stand out, entire recording draws on slow tempos with blends of original sentiment and gorgeous melodies in the order in which they appear:
SWINGIN' WITH SINATRA (Tracks & Times)
1 You Make Me Feel So Young [3:30]
2 Nice 'N Easy [4:03]
3 Come Rain or Come Shine [4:50]
4 New York, New York [4:11]
5 Fly Me To the Moon (In Other Words) [3:35]
6 Guess I'll Have To Hang My Tears Out To Dry [4:37]
7 Just In Time [3:39]
8 Come Fly With Me [3:09]
9 Call Me Irresponsible [3:28]
10 Angel Eyes [4:00] (one of my all time favorite ballads)
11 (Love is) Tender Trap [3:22]
12 Don't Worry 'Bout Me [4:08]
Hats off to producer Jack Jezzro, executive producer Greg Howard --- after 12 tracks it does leave you wanting more --- and we know they'll be more down the road --- if you enjoyed this album, why do not try another new release "In A Sentimental Mood" (Green Hill 5563) featuring The Beegie Adair Trio, with Roger Spencer on bass and Chris Brown on drums --- relive the romantic songs of Duke Ellington with a smooth blend of instrumental jazz --- just the way we like it ... THE BEEGIE ADAIR TRIO!
Total Time: 46:39 on 12 Tracks ~ Green Hill ~ (5/18/2010)
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