Adair Music Group and Nashville NPR Station, WMOT 89.5fm, are proud to announce the rebroadcasts of radio show “Improvised Thoughts” in the show’s original Sunday 7 p.m. weekly time slot, beginning Sunday, February 9, 2014!
a musician comes along with impeccable technique, deep understanding of the jazz repertoire, an innate tendency to swing and the rare ability to communicate the heart and soul of a tune to listeners. That musician is Beegie Adair.
“Having grown up in an era when live jazz recordings were commonplace, I believe the organic difference created when performing in front of an audience is really magical. With the new CD, Beegie has proven this once again. It’s a genuine pleasure to hear her, along with Roger and Chris, relax, stretch out and share their real-time experience with us. I enjoyed from first note to last.”
“By the time the opening suspended harmonies of “The Lamp Is Low” filled my room, I was hooked. I pretty much stopped everything else I was doing and let the record spin until the music stopped. There’s great vitality, generosity, and authenticity in this live set, plus many moments of shimmering beauty. Beegie has the confidence and wisdom to dispense with anything that would interfere with the telling of her story, so what she communicates feels very direct, very honest. She’s beautifully supported here by Roger and Chris, and as a group they transition effortlessly between dreamlike moods, playful swing, and deep-rooted grooves. Our spirits want to dance, and music like this reminds us of that.”
“Beegie Adair has been my musical sister for many years now. I have been so lucky to know her and experience her marvelous musical persona. With this new CD she shines forth with her beautiful touch and deep musicality and as always her sense of time and swing are a delight to listen to many times over. Don’t sleep on this one!”
“Ever a resourceful jazz pianist, Adair brings out the warmth of holiday music with a keen musical intelligence and plenty of heart.”
“After 32 studio CD’s with the Beegie Adair Trio, Nashville’s “First Lady of Jazz” has just delivered a beautiful and swingin’ live CD! Lots of great energy, arrangements and stellar performances by Beegie and her band. Cheers to yet another gem in the history books!”