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The Women Who Wrote With Harold Arlen

Read "The Women Who Wrote With Harold Arlen" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

Halfway through February Fundraising, this broadcast included new releases from pianist Brittany Anjou, saxophonist Jessica Jones, vocalists Kristen Lee Sergeant and Juno nominee Diana Panton, drummer Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom plus a special release from duo Jeanne Lee & Ran Blake, with birthday shout outs to Blanche Calloway, Sergio Mendes and Nicole Mitchell, among others. ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

You've Got a Friend - Happy Birthday to Carole King!

Read "You've Got a Friend - Happy Birthday to Carole King!" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This broadcast fell on the day of the Grammy awards and included new releases from vocalists Catherine Russell and Tierney Sutton respectively, composer Miho Hazama, pianist Beegie Adair and trombonist Jennifer Wharton, with birthday shout outs to Natalie Cole, Anne Marie Moss, plus a few jazz treatments of songs by Carole King in the fourth hour ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Beegie Adair: Monica Ramey and the Beegie Adair Trio

Read "Monica Ramey and the Beegie Adair Trio" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The true beauty of any Beegie Adair recording is that it will be straight down the middle mainstream jazz. It is money in the bank. Adair's 50-year career has found her leading her jazz trio, writing advertising jingles and accompanying vocalists, as she does on the present Monica Ramey and the Beegie Adair Trio. Ramey, a ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Beegie Adair makes rare NYC appearance at Birdland with vocalist Monica Ramey, January 13, 6PM

Beegie Adair makes rare NYC appearance at Birdland with vocalist Monica Ramey, January 13, 6PM

Monica Ramey makes NYC debut at Birdland with special guest Beegie Adair Monica Ramey's CD “Make Someone Happy," is receiving nationwide airplay on jazz radio, including Music Choice and DMX. She makes her New York City debut, January 13, 2011, at Birdland with special guest the legendary Beegie Adair, a 2010 Billboard Japan Jazz Artist of the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Beegie Adair: An Affair To Remember: Romantic Movie Songs Of The 1950's

Read "An Affair To Remember: Romantic Movie Songs Of The 1950's" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

I really enjoyed Beegie Adair's Centennial Tribute to Richard Rodgers in 2002. On that album, her piano trio made the most of some of the best songs written during the golden age of the 1930s and '40s. Her latest venture is also a most worthy effort to recall the grandeur of movie themes from ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Beegie Adair: An Affair to Remember

Read "An Affair to Remember" reviewed by Jim Santella

With the Jeff Steinberg Orchestra accompanying her, pianist Beegie Adair remembers the love stories that came to us through the films of the 1950s. She portrays each theme as it was done in the original score, with lush strings and an emphasis on its recurring melody. A gentle spirit guides her through each warm melody effortlessly. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Beegie Adair: I'll Take Romance

Read "I'll Take Romance" reviewed by Jack Bowers

More late-evening mood music than jazz, I’ll Take Romance, the seventh album on the Green Hill label by Beegie Adair, showcases her warm piano stylings with a string-laden orchestra conducted by Jeff Steinberg. As Adair is based in Nashville, TN, hers may be a new name to many readers and / or listeners. Suffice to say ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Beegie Adair Trio: Centennial Composers Collection

Read "Centennial Composers Collection" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

A Superb Introduction to the Great American Song Book... My first brush with what are commonly called “standards" in jazz parlance came when I devoured Linda Ronstadt’s Round Midnight with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. This was a collection of “jazz" vocals that was unthreatening, easily digested, and readily understood. Further, Ronstadt’s collection introduced the standards, their ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Beegie Adair: I'll Take Romance

Read "I'll Take Romance" reviewed by Jim Santella

What were you doing on September 11th? Sadly, we'll always remember that day. Those who were at home had an opportunity to see it all in one fell swoop. What a day. Those who were traveling had to make other arrangements, and felt an immediate need to contact loved ones. Their prayers went ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Beegie Adair: Dream Dancing - Songs of Cole Porter

Read "Dream Dancing - Songs of Cole Porter" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Another album of Cole Porter songs played by a piano trio?? Yes, and it is a welcome addition to both Cole Porter and piano combo recorded literature. The leader of the group, Beegie Adair is no newcomer to jazz piano having been in the business for more than 30 years. Playing out of Nashville, TN which, ...


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