The Way You Look Tonight: The Romantic Songs of Jerome Kern

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/13/2008
  • Label: Green Hill
  • UPC: 792755539729
  • Catalog Number: 55397
  • Sales rank: 51,310

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Beegie Adair Primary Artist, Piano
Roger Spencer Bass
Chris Brown Drums
Technical Credits
Jack Jezzro Producer, Audio Production
Jerome Kern Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Will Friedwald Liner Notes
Ira Gershwin Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Brendan Harkin Engineer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Don Boyer Executive Producer
Kristen Beahm Graphic Design
Michael E. Rourke Composer
Mike Haynes Mastering
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