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Cathy Segal-Garcia: The Jazz Chamber

Read "The Jazz Chamber" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

On this album, Cathy Segal-Garcia, a vocalist and educator on the Los Angeles jazz scene, comes up with something special, working with a chamber orchestra and a group of jazz musicians to produce a wide-ranging program that veers from lush romanticism to complex jazz-funk. On much of the disc, Segal-Garcia's thick, classically formal voice, ...

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Mon David: Coming True

Read "Coming True" reviewed by Marcia Hillman

There is a lot to hear on Filipino Mon David's debut American recording. David (pronounced MOAN da-VID), a winner of the 2006 London International Jazz Vocal competition, is able to navigate octaves without skipping a beat, owns a smooth vocal quality sometimes reminiscent of Tony Bennett without the rasp, has a penchant for playing with vocal ...

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Mon David: Coming True

Read "Coming True" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Nella cover del CD si fa fotografare con una valigia in mano e una custodia con chitarra nell'altra. Sembra pronto a decollare o a sbarcare il filippino Mon David? Si intravedono un passaporto filippino e un altro americano sul retro. Il piano è chiaro. Con una voce baritonale così, tanta preparazione tecnica, un passato da batterista ...

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Jazz Album Review: "Coming True" by Mon David

Unlike Japan and the Scandinavian nations, the Philippines is not a country with an international reputation for fostering local jazz talent. However, two Filipino artists are determined to change that. After making a guest appearance on fellow countryman-vocalist Charmaine Clamors My Harana, Mon David now steps into the spotlight with his American debut Coming True. David ...

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Mon David Makes Jazz Dreams Come True

Mon David Makes Jazz Dreams Come True

New York, New York-July 7, 2009 -- Mon David has staked his claim to his own little piece of the worldwide musical rock with a great reputation in the industry and a sparkling new recording Coming True. The new release transcends the invisible barriers that we tend to put up intentionally or by habit without thinking ...

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Grammy Grumblings, the John Heard Trio and Others

Grammy Grumblings, the John Heard Trio and Others

A lot of hoity-toity goings on lately, with invite-only Miles Davis Kind of Blue reissue bashes and all the Grammy stuff. A lot of fancy people in fancy suits drinking fancy free drinks and talking about jazz — Mostly not talking about jazz, which sometimes seemed to be only the background music at these things, so ...


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