Moments to Remember

Moments to Remember

by Beegie AdairBeegie Adair




Jazz pianist Beegie Adair's Moments to Remember is her version of what Barry Manilow did on his CD The Greatest Songs of the Fifties. Like Manilow, Adair is a stylist who applies her musical approach to different sorts of thematic collections of familiar pop tunes, whether the songs of George Gershwin or Elvis Presley. Here, she has chosen 13 pop hits from the '50s for her usual treatment, which is to say, piano trio performances on which she improvises on and embellishes the well-recognized melodies, but never veers away from those tunes very far. What distinguishes this from the kind of cocktail jazz one would hear in a lounge is simply that Adair has a stronger musical personality than those anonymous tinklers. Still, jazz fans should realize that the approach is much closer to, say, Marian McPartland than it is to any real jazz innovator such as Bud Powell. Adair is not using the songs as platforms for her own excursions; like the pop singers such as Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, and Rosemary Clooney who made them hits, she is applying her style while largely coloring within the lines of the songwriters' intentions.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/21/2009
Label: Green Hill
UPC: 0792755559123
catalogNumber: 55591

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beegie Adair   Primary Artist,Piano
Roger Spencer   Bass
Chris Brown   Drums

Technical Credits

Erroll Garner   Composer
Eddie Heywood   Composer
Jack Jezzro   Producer,Audio Production
Pee Wee King   Composer
Redd Stewart   Composer
Jerry Ross   Composer
Beegie Adair   Liner Notes
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Arthur Hammerstein   Composer
Brendan Harkin   Engineer
Bert Kalmar   Composer
Harry Ruby   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Jack Sharpe   Composer
George Forrest   Composer
Claire Rothrock   Composer
Dudley Wilkinson   Composer
Milton Yakus   Composer
Chilton Price   Composer
Jerry Herst   Composer
Lee Wright   Graphic Design

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