Monica Ramey & The Beegie Adair Trio

Monica Ramey has a throwback voice to the Depression Era, when Tin Pan Alley ruled the music world. Tamed with an in sync trio of Beegie Adair/p, Rger Spencer/b and Chris Brown/dr and a couple guests, Ramey freshens up chestnuts like “Oh! Look at Me Now” and “Witchcraft” with a soothing, slinking and home cooked style. With simple accompaniment by Adair, she carries a torch on “ I Thought About You” while with the trio is guilelessly optimistic on “As Long As I Live.”  Some nice tenor work by Denis Solee is found on some tracks, and his flute on the whimisical “You Fascinate Me So” is a perfect partner for Ms. Ramey; trumpeter George Tidwell also serves up some nice support on the undulating “Change  Partners. “ Classy work.

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