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Kate McGarry + Keith Ganz Ensemble: What to Wear in the Dark

Read "What to Wear in the Dark" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Being taken for granted is the greatest tribute and worst slight to any artist. Kate McGarry has made music that brilliantly colors outside the lines since her release, Show Me (Palmetto Records) in 2003 (there was a 1992 standards release, Easy To Love (Vital Records) that is out-of-print). Her career has provided five provocatively thoughtful and inventive recordings between that release and 2018's The Subject Tonight Is Love (Binxtown Records). Listeners have come to expect something a little different from ...

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Album Review

Kate McGarry + Keith Ganz Ensemble: What to Wear in the Dark

Read "What to Wear in the Dark" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Let us start with a nod to Steely Dan, the rock/jazz group headed up by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, a pair of tunesmiths who hit a career zenith in the early 1970s with albums like Can't Buy A Thrill (1972), Countdown To Ecstasy (1973), Pretzel Logic (1974) and Aja (1974), all on ABC Records. The group drew in top jazz artists to help craft their albums—saxophonists Wayne Shorter and Tom Scott, guitarists Larry Carlton and Lee Ritenour, drummers Steve ...

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Album Review

Keith Ganz and Sean Smith: A Wish For A Wish To Come True

Read "A Wish For A Wish To Come True" reviewed by Jim Josselyn


This recording, with its soft acoustic guitar and bass, reminds me, in mood and tempo, of the recording that Charlie Haden and Pat Metheny made a few years back. The disc opens with guitarist Keith Ganz’s title track, a soft, pretty ballad with a memorable melody and pretty changes. Bill Evans’ “Time Remembered" is similar in tempo and mood, as is Ganz’s “Or, As The French Say...", as is the Dietz/Schwartz standard, “Alone Together", which is played, interestingly enough, without ...


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