DANCING IN THE DARK
So, you’ve finally rented that house on the beach in the Hamptons that you’ve always dreamed of. And you got it at an almost giveaway rate because of the economic slump everyone is experiencing. But even still, that glamorous cocktail party you want to give for your nearest and dearest is going to set you back quite a bit. And if you want to have some equally fabulous cocktail music playing in the background well, Peter Duchin is simply out of the question. What to do? Here is the best solution.
Pick up a copy of Beegie Adair’s CD – Dancing in the Dark – a tribute to Fred Astaire. Beegie Adair is a great jazz interpreter of the music written by such composers and lyricists as Irving Berlin, Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern, Dietz & Schwartz and the Gershwins – George and Ira. Songs made famous by the ultra chic and debonair Fred Astaire in his 1930’s musicals – musicals that helped give some relief during that other original depression.
Backed up by Bassist Roger Spencer and Drummer Chris Brown, Beegie Adair’s masterly renditions of these famous songs will send you off into a rhapsodic remembrance of what real music is. If you are fed up with rock and rap and seek something that will soothe and uplift your tired spirits – Dancing in the Dark is for you.
Even if you don’t throw a cocktail party you can mix up a shaker full of martinis and just bask in the glow of this wonderful CD. Believe me, you will want to listen to this one over and over again.
You may even want to sing along with Beegie Adair’s arrangements. You’ll never have a better jazz pianist to accompany you in the comfort of your home.
The twelve tracks include:
Cheek To Cheek, The Way You Look Tonight, Dancing In the Dark, Puttin’ On The Ritz, Change Partners, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, By Myself, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Pick Yourself Up, Let’s Face The Music and Dance, They All Laughed and Isn’t It a Lovely Day (To Be Caught In The Rain). Every single one a gem!