Embraceable You CD (2008)

Artist: Beegie Adair

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Label City Hall Records
SKU 207942401
UPC 792755538722
UPC 14 00792755538722
Format CD
Release Date 5/13/2008
Author Beegie Adair
Associated Artist/Work Aliquo, Don
Associated Artist/Work Beegie Adair & Friends
Associated Artist/Work Brickman, Jim
Associated Artist/Work Jeff Steinberg Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work Paul, Jamie
Associated Artist/Work Steinberg, Jeff
Technical Info
Engineer Brendan Harkin; David Langemann
Producer Jack Jezzro
CatalogID 55387
Lable Name Green Hill Productions
Released 05/13/2008
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 44m : 53s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00792755538722
Album Notes and Credits
Tributee: George Gershwin.
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.
In her series of albums devoted to the music of classic pop songwriters, jazz pianist Beegie Adair comes to George Gershwin on Embraceable You. As usual, Adair, accompanied by a rhythm section, addresses the familiar melodies and only embellishes them slightly in her performances. The two exceptions to that rule on this disc are both songs that do not fit under the "romantic" rubric of the subtitle. On "Fascinating Rhythm," Adair, perhaps mindful of Gershwin's own variations on the tune, states the melody solo at the outset and then, joined by the bass and drums, spends the bulk of the track improvising. She also takes considerable liberties with the final track, "Summertime." But most of the album is given over to what might be considered "cocktail jazz" versions of the Gershwin favorites, safe treatments that don't stray far from the melody lines. ~ William Ruhlmann
Disc 1
1 'S Wonderful
2 Our Love Is Here To Stay
3 Someone To Watch Over Me
4 Fascinating Rhythm
5 I've Got A Crush On You
6 Love Walked In
7 Foggy Day
8 Embraceable You
9 They Can't Take That Away From Me
10 Soon
11 But Not For Me
12 Summertime
Product Attributes
Artist Adair,Beegie
Music Format Compact Disc

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