Winter Romance

Winter Romance

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by Beegie Adair
     
 
For her Christmas album, pianist Beegie Adair engages an orchestra to back her usual trio. That action pushes the genre designation for her music from "jazz" to "easy listening." Although generally defined as a jazz artist, Adair is on the more conservative side, usually playing the melodies of the standards she likes to fill her albums with, while adding only brief

Overview

For her Christmas album, pianist Beegie Adair engages an orchestra to back her usual trio. That action pushes the genre designation for her music from "jazz" to "easy listening." Although generally defined as a jazz artist, Adair is on the more conservative side, usually playing the melodies of the standards she likes to fill her albums with, while adding only brief improvisational sections and embellishments. Here, the string arrangements don't leave much room even for that, making this instrumental pop with a holiday bent and almost no jazz content. Of course, it's a pleasant recording of some very familiar material, festive and occasionally playful ("Santa Baby") as well as sentimental. Most artists use their Christmas albums simply to present seasonal music in their established styles; Adair goes beyond that somewhat by adding the orchestra, but this album still sounds like what her followers would expect.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/06/2009
Label:
Green Hill
UPC:
0792755561126
catalogNumber:
55611
Rank:
89736

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beegie Adair   Primary Artist,Piano
Jack Jezzro   Guitar
Eric Darken   Percussion
David Angell   Violin
John Catchings   Cello
David Davidson   Violin
Connie Ellisor   Violin
Jim Grosjean   Viola
Mary Alice Hoepfinger   Harp
Pamela Sixfin   Violin
Denis Solee   Tenor Saxophone
Roger Spencer   Bass
Kristin Wilkinson   Viola
Monisa Angell   Viola
Karen Winkelmann   Violin
Lee Levine   Clarinet
Jennifer Kummer   French Horn
Beth Beeson   French Horn
Sari Reist   Cello
Erik Gratton   Flute

Technical Credits

Leroy Anderson   Composer
Frank Sinatra   Composer
Jack Jezzro   Producer
Claude Thornhill   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Brendan Harkin   Engineer
Walter Kent   Composer
Meredith Willson   Composer
George Wyle   Composer
Philip Springer   Composer
Tony Springer   Composer
Dok Stanford   Composer
Ruth Thornhill   Composer
Frank Pooler   Composer
Edward Pola   Composer
Joan Javits   Composer
Thaddeus J. Jones   Composer

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Winter Romance 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful Christmas -Easy Listening-   It is not that awful Jazz that makes you nervous and jumpy.
Pine729 More than 1 year ago
I loved it and everyone I gave it to raved about how enjoyable it was.