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Jose Garcia: Songs For A Lifetime, Live

Read "Songs For A Lifetime, Live" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Asking if Jose Garcia is a jazz singer is like asking the same to Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett. The most conservative answer is “no," that they are, perhaps, “popular music stylists." They are the vehicles that introduce and reintroduce the great American songbook to a public craving the high quality craftsmanship of these songs originally written for screen, stage, and radio from the 1920s through today. Improvisation is not prime directive of these singers; the melody is and, as ...

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Jose Garcia: Songs For A Lifetime, Live

Read "Songs For A Lifetime, Live" reviewed by Edward Blanco

A truly impressive recording by a jazz singer from a most unlikely place Songs For a Lifetime, Live is the debut by Jose Garcia, from Tecate, Mexico. A self-taught guitarist who grew up exposed to a variety of music including jazz, Garcia was invariably drawn to singers of music from The Great American Songbook. Concentrating on guitar and specializing in Spanish and Flamenco music, he has become a much in-demand professional musician in the Los Angeles area.Songs For ...


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