Way You Look Tonight - (Import CD)
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- Jazz Instrument
- Mono / Stereo
- Jack Jezzro; Jack Jezzro
- The Way You Look Tonight: The Romantic Songs of Jerome Kern
Personnel: Beegie Adair (piano); Beegie Adair; Roger Spencer (bass instrument); Chris Brown (drums).
Audio Mixer: Brendan Harkin.
Liner Note Author: Will Friedwald.
Recording information: Wildwood, Nashville, TN.
Photographer: Russ Harrington.
Beegie Adair has long been a staple on the Nashville jazz scene. This tribute to Jerome Kern was one of six CDs issued individually and also as a part of a boxed set. With the support of bassist Roger Spencer and drummer Chris Brown, Adair tackled the formidable challenge of creating fresh arrangements of a baker's dozen of Kern's compositions. Her lush introduction to "All the Things Your Are" is a refreshing change from the almost-mandatory B flat theme created by Dizzy Gillespie. She also reverts to its original relaxed ballad setting rather than making it a bebop racehorse. "Yesterdays" was one of Art Tatum's favorite vehicles, which he turned into a virtuoso showstopper. Adair interprets it as a ballad, with Brown's Latin percussion suggesting a late-night walk on a lonely Caribbean beach as the piano brings to mind the song's wistful lyrics. Many of the other songs were once popular standards among jazz musicians but had fallen out of favor by the 21st century; Adair's interpretations prove that there is plenty of life left in these old chestnuts. ~ Ken Dryden
- Country of Origin
- Green Hill Productions
- Studio / Live
- Beegie Adair
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Way You Look Tonight, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Pick Yourself Up
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] I'm Old Fashioned
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Fine Romance, A
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] All the Things You Are
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Song Is You, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Last Time I Saw Paris, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Yesterdays
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] They Didn't Believe Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Long Ago and Far Away
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Old Man River
- EMI Christian Music Group
- Video Disabled
- Brendan Harkin
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