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Mercy Streets

Label: Palmetto Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: Chelsea Morning; Whatever Lola Wants; How Deep Is the Ocean; But Not for Me; Mercy Street; Joga (State of Emergency); Snow Picnic; Aquelas Coisas Todas; Stars; Trouble of the World; Going In; New Orleans

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Kate McGarry: Mercy Streets

Read "Mercy Streets" reviewed by Brian P. Lonergan


Singer Kate McGarry has made a beautiful album with Mercy Streets, though the music is not easily pigeonholed in any category of jazz. The largely acoustic album, with landscapes created by McGarry's vocals and guitar-based arrangements, follows in the genre-defying path cleared in recent years by Cassandra Wilson and Marvin Sewell's work together. To ...

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Kate McGarry: Mercy Streets

Read "Mercy Streets" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Kate McGarry has become a conspicuous presence among jazz vocalists because of her effortless assimilation of several major jazz vocal styles into a single musical vision. In her singing, one can detect elements of Kurt Elling, Betty Carter, Joni Mitchell, Cassandra Wilson, and Norah Jones. In this respect, McGarry is pushing the boundaries of jazz vocals ...


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