by: Beegie Adair
Ms. Beegie Adair is one of those musicians many people have heard without realizing it. She’s played on numerous country and pop sessions, on Johnny Cash’s 1970’s TV show, and behind singers Dinah Shore and Peggy Lee. Adair also has a jazz career, and has played with trumpeters Lew Tabackin and Nat Adderley. Needless to say, she’s highly versatile, but Adair’s own style leans towards the lyricism of Bill Evans and George Shearing. YESTERDAY finds Ms. Adair paying homage to the Beatles as she opens many of their finest ballads to jazz reinvention, maintaining the heart of the song while making these timeless tunes her own.