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Beegie Adair: Dream Dancing

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Pianist Adair is a 30-year mainstay of the Nashville music industry who has managed to make a reputation as a jazz pianist in a city not noted for jazz activity. With one previous CD for Mike Longo’s CAP label and four for the gift-shop label Green Hill, Adair’s Cole Porter album launches the new Green Hill jazz subsidiary label. The formula follows her Green Hill plan: A collection of familiar songs played smoothly and well. In a short note in the insert, she mentions her admiration for Jimmy Jones. Her touch emulates his. She is a full-bodied harmonicist, if not a daring one, and she swings. She has a solid working relationship with bassist Roger Spencer and drummer Chris Brown in these cool, collected performances.

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