Beegie Adair and Monica Ramey with Roger Spencer
Birdland Jazz Club, 315 W 44th St, , New York, New York 10036
“A master class on how to interpret timeless songs with style, taste and a swinging contemporary sensibility.” — Michael Feinstein
Jazz fans and critics agree, pianist Beegie Adair’s sophisticated and listenable brand of jazz has made her recordings among the biggest sellers in the jazz world. Her collaboration with Vocalist Monica Ramey is equally sublime: “There was a brief period in the late 1950s and very early ’60s when Capitol sagely paired George Shearing with a succession of the label’s top vocalists, including Peggy Lee, Dakota Staton, Nancy Wilson and Nat King Cole. The results were uniformly wonderful, setting a standard for sophistication that has, until now, never quite been equaled.
But in Monica Ramey and Beegie Adair, Shearing and company have finally met their match.” – JazzTimes Magazine