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Kate McGarry: Girl Talk

Read "Girl Talk" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

There are many reasons to like vocalist Kate McGarry's Girl Talk.

There's the lively set list, first of all--a mix of all-too-well-known and too-little-known standards, with a fine Brazilian number thrown in. There's the uniform excellence of the band: witness Gary Versace's idiomatic organ accompaniment on “Girl Talk"; guitarist Keith Ganz--sensitive throughout, but especially on ...

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Kate McGarry: Girl Talk

Read "Girl Talk" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Girl Talk è il sesto album della vocalist del Massachusetts, Kate McGarry, che ritorna sulla scena discografica rivisitando dieci standard della canzone americana, avvalendosi della produzione del marito chitarrista Keith Ganz. Il talento vocale della McGarry viene fuori nel blues ovattato della title-track, mentre brani come “I Just Found Out About Love" e “It's a Wonderful World" ci ...

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Kate McGarry: Girl Talk

Read "Girl Talk" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While the world has no shortage of fine female singers, few have the musical depth, sense of passion and artistic ambitions of the divine Kate McGarry. It's doubtful that any other jazz singer could convincingly cover The Cars, weave their way through pianist Fred Hersch's take on Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, and triumphantly match wits, ...

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Kate McGarry: Girl Talk

Read "Girl Talk" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

At a time when it seems that everyone is a jazz singer releasing new music in a male-female distribution of 1 to 10, what is it exactly that separates the merely good singers from the truly great ones. Because of the sheer number of singers and relative high quality of jazz singing today, it is brutally ...

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Kate McGarry: Girl Talk

Read "Girl Talk" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Someone should tell vocalists today--at least the ones we see on those TV talent hunts--that singing doesn't have to be some exercise in screaming self-annihilation, that beauty and style is more about composure and command. You could tell them, or you can hip them to Girl Talk, by Kate McGarry.

McGarry, a jazz vocalist, has ...

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Mel Brown Quartet: Girl Talk

Read "Girl Talk" reviewed by Stephen Latessa

The notes on the back cover of Girl Talk, the new disc from the Mel Brown Quartet, proudly proclaim that the band has “over 100 years of collective experience. Indeed, an easy, lived-in approach defines the ten tracks on the album. It is the work of veterans whose professionalism yields consistently solid results. The musicians--Mel Brown ...

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Jodi Stevens: Girl Talk

Read "Girl Talk" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Pull together a play list of well-established standards, sung by one of the top jazz cocktail performers from the Broadway circuit and backed by some of jazz's most imaginative and talented jazz masters from the Great White Way; add witty, clever and romantic arrangements; and the result is a CD that will catch and keep most ...

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Vanessa Rubin: Girl Talk

Read "Girl Talk" reviewed by Dave Nathan

This, Vanessa Rubin's second album for Telarc, is one of her best. The play list is varied and the arrangements allow plenty of room to strut her personality and versatility. There's a “that's all folks" scat coda on “Comes Love". “Matchmaker" is a swinging waltz with Eric Alexander's Coltrane influenced sax delving in and around the ...