Jazz Album of the Week: Beegie Adair and Monica Ramey's Some Enchanted Christmas
December 17, 2018. The ever-elegant jazz pianist Beegie Adair always aims to please lovers of all types of music. Her sophisticated technique translates standards into warm, beautiful masterpieces. On Some Enchanted Christmas, Beegie teams up with vocalist Monica Ramey to serve a homey cup of holiday cheer.
This duo offering features songs from across the yuletide music spectrum. Sentimental tunes like “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “(Wouldn’t You Like) An Old Fashioned Christmas” are conveyed with hint of nostalgia. On the other hand, “Frosty the Snowman” and “Up on the Housetop” come off in a way that is fun for the kids without being too juvenile for the adults.
The fact that this is a strictly piano and vocal album makes it perfect to have on in any situation. Beegie’s style and Monica’s delivery bring a sound so rich that you don’t miss any additional instrumentation. These phenomenal artists have worked together in the past, and the chemistry is apparent.
This Christmas album truly is enchanted, and evokes the holiday spirit, but not in a kitschy way. The song selections keep everyone in mind, and the execution of the songs makes everyone cozy and happy.