Beegie Adair: Jazz Piano Christmas
Drummer Chris Brown employs swirling brushes on all tunes except one. "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" is performed in a livelier, jazzier state with ride cymbal, lyrical walking bass, and with stronger piano accents on the improvised lines. Staying away from a steady meter, the trio produces a fine jazz arrangement. The rest of the album, however, travels along a straight-laced snow-covered road; it’s a relaxed family affair that offers piano melody and variations. It makes you want to pack the family into the SUV, drive to Beegie Adair’s house, and spend the holidays singing around the fireplace.
Track Listing: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow; Santa Claus is Coming to Town; Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; I
Personnel: Beegie Adair- piano; Roger Spencer- acoustic bass; Chris Brown- drums.
Record Label: Green Hill