I'll Take Romance

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
One reason that the great pop standards of the 1930s, '40s, and '50s are great pop standards is that they have proven versatile. Though usually written for Broadway or Hollywood musicals, they were taken up by pop musicians while still new, and over the years served as vehicles for jazz players before being transformed by Frank Sinatra and his followers in the '50s and '60s. They survive in thousands of lounges and nightclubs when they are not being performed in large venues. In undertaking an album of such songs, Beegie Adair is doing anything but re-inventing the wheel. With her usual trio, filled out by bassist Roger Spencer and drummer Chris Brown, she has turned ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
One reason that the great pop standards of the 1930s, '40s, and '50s are great pop standards is that they have proven versatile. Though usually written for Broadway or Hollywood musicals, they were taken up by pop musicians while still new, and over the years served as vehicles for jazz players before being transformed by Frank Sinatra and his followers in the '50s and '60s. They survive in thousands of lounges and nightclubs when they are not being performed in large venues. In undertaking an album of such songs, Beegie Adair is doing anything but re-inventing the wheel. With her usual trio, filled out by bassist Roger Spencer and drummer Chris Brown, she has turned in lightly improvisational versions of these well-known tunes, using chord substitutions and adding filigrees and other adornments here and there, but never straying from the melodies for more than a bar or two. And she has then hired an arranger to write some charts and brought in an orchestra to be overdubbed on the tracks. The result is pleasant, of course, but it depends on the joy of rediscovery to have any value, and these songs have never gone away. Record stores are full of CD reissues of this music from years ago that are more impressive than this collection. At the end, the pianist takes on "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" unaccompanied by her sidemen or the orchestra, and suggests that she might have done better to go it alone.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/13/2008
  • Label: Green Hill
  • UPC: 792755527023
  • Catalog Number: 55270
  • Sales rank: 3,031

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Beegie Adair Primary Artist, Piano
Jack Jezzro Guitar
Carl Gorodetzky Concert Master
Roger Spencer Bass
Jeff Steinberg Conductor
Chris Brown Drums
Robert Spencer Bass
Technical Credits
Jack Jezzro Producer
Beegie Adair Liner Notes
Will Friedwald Liner Notes
Brendan Harkin Engineer
Brent King Engineer
Greg Howard Executive Producer
Dan Rudin Engineer
Susan Browne Graphic Design
Harry Link Composer
Jack Strachey Composer
Holt Marvell Composer
George Cory Composer
Douglass Cross Composer
Jeff Steinberg Arranger, Orchestration
Mike Haynes Mastering
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  • Posted March 28, 2013

    Wonderful romantic dinner music or a lovely way to unwind from t

    Wonderful romantic dinner music or a lovely way to unwind from the day! This is one of my favorites!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Beegie Adair I'll Take Romance

    This is a lovely CD.. I play it at bedtime.. Very nice music. I love all the songs she plays. One will not be disappointed if you buy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding Album

    I love all of Beegie Adair's music! If you shut your eyes, you can imagine yourself in a piano lounge on New York's upper Westside on a sleepy Saturday night. Wonderful!!!

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