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Format: CD
Sku: 234815345
UPC: 792755586327
UPC 14: 00792755586327
Release Date: 8/28/2012
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Affair To Remember, An (Our Love Affair) ~ Beegie Adair
2. Three Coins In The Fountain ~ Beegie Adair
3. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing ~ Beegie Adair
4. Bad And The Beautiful, The ~ Beegie Adair
5. Certain Smile, A ~ Beegie Adair
6. Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White ~ Beegie Adair
7. Moonglow ~ Beegie Adair
8. Pete Kelly's Blues ~ Beegie Adair
9. From Here To Eternity ~ Beegie Adair
10. Blue Gardenia ~ Beegie Adair
11. Ruby ~ Beegie Adair
12. Fascination ~ Beegie Adair

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Beegie Adair (piano); Jack Jezzro (guitar, double bass); Mary Alice Hoepfinger (harp); Connie Ellison, Pam Sixfin, Carl Gorodetzky, David Davidson , David Angell (violin); Chris Farrell , Jim Grosjean, Kris Wilkinson (viola); Julie Tanner, Carole Rabinowitz (cello); Sam Levine (flute); Jeff Taylor (accordion); Lee Levine (clarinet); Ellen Menking (oboe); Denis Solee (tenor saxophone); George Tidwell (flugelhorn); Jennifer Kummer (French horn); Chris Brown (drums); Eric Darken (percussion).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Brendan Harkin.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Beegie Adair.
Muze PNote Recording information: Wildwood Recording, Brentwood, TN.
Muze PNote Arranger: Jeff Steinberg.
Muze PNote Pianist Beegie Adair subtitles An Affair to Remember "romantic movie songs of the 1950s" and fills the album with themes from '50s movies played by her trio with the backing of the Jeff Steinberg Orchestra. Adair is not so much a jazz player as a stylist. "I have always prided myself on being able to make a strong jazz tune out of any good melody," she says in her press biography. "My credo is to remain as true as possible to the original intent of the composer which means I don't mess around with the melody much." Both parts of this statement are notable. Of course, not all melodies, however good, lend themselves to the making of "a strong jazz tune," and not messing around with the melody much tends to limit the possibilities of jazz improvisation. Relatively little of the material on this album is jazz-friendly, sweeping as the melodies may be, and Adair doesn't really do much swinging. Rather, she is in the easy listening tradition of Roger Williams (though she isn't as demonstrative) or Liberace (though she isn't as ornamental), adding an arpeggio here, a note cluster there. Her approach is well suited to these pieces, which call to mind the romantic scenes of the films. "Moonglow," dating back to 1934, is something of a ringer, even though it was interpolated into the 1956 film Picnic, and so is "Fascination," included in 1957's Love in the Afternoon although it originated as "Valse Tzigane" in 1904. Adair professes great affection for this music in her liner notes, but it's too bad that she didn't think enough of the songs to list the names of the composers. (This oversight has been corrected by All Music Guide in the tracks list, however.) ~ William Ruhlmann

Producer: Jack Jezzro

Engineer: Brendan Harkin

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Rio Nights
Muze Music Compilations Melancholy Baby
Muze Music Compilations Gershwin On Guitar
Muze Music Compilations Love Letters:beegie Adair Romance Col
Muze Music Compilations Piano Music For Quiet Moments
Muze Music Compilations Cocktail Party Piano
Muze Music Compilations Jazz And The Movies
Muze Music Compilations Bossa Nova Romance:one Hour Of Bossa
Muze Music Compilations Piano Music For Rainy Days
Muze Music Compilations Christmas Romance:15 Romantic Holiday
Muze Music Compilations Jazz For Quiet Nights

Associated Artists and Works

Vintage Jazz: Instrumental Jazz For Entertaining ~ Beegie Adair & Friends
Piano Music for Moms: Mother's Day Music Collectio ~ Brickman, Jim
Piano Music for Weddings ~ Brickman, Jim
An Affair To Remember: Romantic Movie Songs Of The ~ Jeff Steinberg Orchestra
After the Ball ~ Paul, Jamie
An Affair to Remember ~ Steinberg, Jeff

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/28/2012
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 55863
Music Label Name Label : Green Hill
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00792755586327

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Adair,Beegie
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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