Beegie Adair is a long time friend and supporter of WMOT. She's a Steinway Artist, and cites George Shearing, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson and Erroll Garner among her influences. She has recorded and appeared on over 100 CDs (35 of which are recorded with her trio), ranging from Cole Porter standards to Frank Sinatra classics to romantic World War II ballads. Her 6-CD Centennial Composers Collection of tunes by Rodgers, Gershwin, Kern, Ellington, Carmichael and Berlin became an instant collectible classic upon its release.
Selling over a million records, the Beegie Adair Trio is one of the most respected and successful jazz trios in the world. Among her many accomplishments, Ms. Adair appeared twice on Marian McPartland’s “Piano Jazz” and cited McPartland as a friend and influence.
We hope you will enjoy hearing her voice again on WMOT Sunday nights at 7:00.
IMPROVISED THOUGHTS with Beegie Adair – The Encore Series, Sunday at 7pm
This week on Improvised Thoughts with Beegie Adair we'll spend the hour with the great composer/arranger/pianist and bandleader Frank Mantooth in a program from early 1996. At that time Mantooth had a new big band album "Sophisticated Lady" - a 70+ minute, ten track collection (seven are composed and/or arranged by Mantooth) on SeaBreeze Jazz.