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Live in Japan

Cathy Segal-Garcia & Phillip Strange

Live in Japan

Price: € 22.95
Format: CD
Label: Origin Records
UPC: 0805558284625
Catnr: ORIGIN 82846
Release date: 11 November 2022
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Label
Origin Records
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0805558284625
Catalogue number
ORIGIN 82846
Release date
11 November 2022
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About the album

Cathy Segal-Garcia and pianist Phillip Strange spent many years traveling throughout Japan and a bit of Europe together, enjoying the pared-down intimacy of performing as a duo, building strong bonds with each other and with their audiences. This live 2-disc recording from a Japan tour in December 1992 came just three months after recording their debut, Song of the Heart, with bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Peter Erskine. Inspired and completely in-tune musically, ‘Live in Japan’ offers a peek into that intimate musical space where the resultant authenticity and transparency creates a rich listening experience.
Cathy Segal-Garcia und der Pianist Phillip Strange verbrachten viele Jahre damit, gemeinsam durch Japan und ein wenig durch Europa zu reisen. Sie genossen die reduzierte Intimität des Auftritts als Duo und bauten eine starke Bindung zueinander und zu ihrem Publikum auf. Diese 2-Disc-Live-Aufnahme von einer Japan-Tournee im Dezember 1992 entstand nur drei Monate nach der Aufnahme ihres Debüts "Song of the Heart" mit dem Bassisten Marc Johnson und dem Schlagzeuger Peter Erskine. Inspiriert und musikalisch völlig im Einklang, bietet "Live in Japan" einen Einblick in diesen intimen musikalischen Raum, in dem die daraus resultierende Authentizität und Transparenz ein reiches Hörerlebnis schafft.

Artist(s)

Cathy Segal-Garcia

'Musician's singer' Cathy Segal-Garcia is a vocalist of 'real music integrity' (Critical Jazz). She is known throughout the world for her performing and teaching, especially in Japan where she has toured for over 25 years performing in jazz clubs and festivals throughout the country. Wherever she travels audiences and musicians are moved. Segal-Garcia's deep connection to rhythm and her earthy and organic voice brings a nakedness to her communication, a direct line in to one's heart. Her repertoire includes original compositions and modern interpretations of standards and jazz musicians' compositions. Segal-Garcia's 13 CDs reflect her Gemini nature...From straight ahead jazz to avant-garde. Segal-Garcia has been a tireless supporter and producer of the L.A. jazz scene for years and has been recognized for...
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"Musician's singer" Cathy Segal-Garcia is a vocalist of "real music integrity" (Critical Jazz). She is known throughout the world for her performing and teaching, especially in Japan where she has toured for over 25 years performing in jazz clubs and festivals throughout the country.
Wherever she travels audiences and musicians are moved. Segal-Garcia's deep connection to rhythm and her earthy and organic voice brings a nakedness to her communication, a direct line in to one's heart. Her repertoire includes original compositions and modern interpretations of standards and jazz musicians' compositions. Segal-Garcia's 13 CDs reflect her Gemini nature...From straight ahead jazz to avant-garde.
Segal-Garcia has been a tireless supporter and producer of the L.A. jazz scene for years and has been recognized for such by musicians, singers, jazz fans, and organizations such as L.A. Jazz Scene, lajazz.com, CA Jazz Foundation, Jazzvocalalliance.com, Great American Songbook Preservation Society, and the CA Lawyers for the Arts. In 2014 she was named a "Jazz Living Legend" in Los Angeles.

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Phillip Strange (piano)

During his childhood, Strange resided in Pittsburgh, PA, where his father (Richard Eugene Strange, b. 1928) was director of bands at Carnegie Mellon University. Strange’s mother (born Marian Lucille Box, 1928) and older brother (Steven Strange, b. 1952) played piano at home as Strange grew up. As a young adult, Strange lived in Phoenix, AZ, where he studied jazz and began playing professionally. Phillip Strange has studied at Arizona State University (BM Instumental Music, 1984; MM Piano Performance, 1988), and the University of Miami (DMA Instrumental Jazz Performance, 2003). Strange’s jazz piano teachers include Clare Fischer (lessons from 1982-1983), Chuck Marohnic (lessons from 1980-1988), and Vince Maggio (lessons from 1999-2002). Strange has studied classical piano extensively. Classical piano teachers include...
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During his childhood, Strange resided in Pittsburgh, PA, where his father (Richard Eugene Strange, b. 1928) was director of bands at Carnegie Mellon University. Strange’s mother (born Marian Lucille Box, 1928) and older brother (Steven Strange, b. 1952) played piano at home as Strange grew up. As a young adult, Strange lived in Phoenix, AZ, where he studied jazz and began playing professionally. Phillip Strange has studied at Arizona State University (BM Instumental Music, 1984; MM Piano Performance, 1988), and the University of Miami (DMA Instrumental Jazz Performance, 2003). Strange’s jazz piano teachers include Clare Fischer (lessons from 1982-1983), Chuck Marohnic (lessons from 1980-1988), and Vince Maggio (lessons from 1999-2002). Strange has studied classical piano extensively. Classical piano teachers include Robert Hamilton (lessons from 1986-1988), Stephen DeGroute (lessons from 1985-1986), and James Ruccolo (lessons from 1978-1984). Strange performed six piano concerti with the Tempe Symphony (Tempe, AZ, 1980-1987). After graduating from Arizona State University in 1988 (BM Instumental Music, MM Piano Performance) Strange moved to Kobe, Japan, where he taught jazz at Koyo School of Music, and played professionally. In 1999, Strange moved to Miami, FL to study and teach at the University of Miami.
Strange has been an active jazz pianist, composer, and music educator for the past twenty-eight years. In addition to numerous tours and recordings, he has performed throughout the USA, Canada, Europe, and Japan. Strange has performed or recorded with such jazz artists as Joe Henderson, Lew Tabackin, Dave Holland, Ernie Watts, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Peter Erskine, “Slide” Hampton, Marc Johnson, Jon Faddis, James Moody, Frank Gambale, Richie Cole, Kazumi Watanabe, Dave Carpenter, Ira Sullivan, Mike Miller, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Melton Mustafa, Allan Harris, Cathy Segal-Garcia, and many more. Strange has taught at Arizona State University, and the Interlochen Center for the Arts. He has given recitals and master classes at various universities in the US, including the State University of New York (Plattsburgh), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Michigan State University. Strange is currently a lecturer in the Studio Music and Jazz Department at the University of Miami.

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Composer(s)

George Gershwin

George Gershwin was an American composer, who is mostly known due to his combinations of classical and popular music genres. George Gershwin grew up in a poor neighbourhood in New York. His parents were Russian immigrants who had trouble making ends meet. They did, however, decide to purchase an old piano so Ira Gershwin could study to become a musician. Yet, it turned out not Ira, but his younger brother George showed remarkable talent. Ira applied himself to writing song lyrics and together the Gershwin brothers became absolute greats in the world of 20th century musicals. Nowadays, George's compositions are still relevant, as is evidenced by the many performances of his Rhapsody in Blue from 1924. But the best example is the ageless Summtertime,...
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George Gershwin was an American composer, who is mostly known due to his combinations of classical and popular music genres.

George Gershwin grew up in a poor neighbourhood in New York. His parents were Russian immigrants who had trouble making ends meet. They did, however, decide to purchase an old piano so Ira Gershwin could study to become a musician. Yet, it turned out not Ira, but his younger brother George showed remarkable talent. Ira applied himself to writing song lyrics and together the Gershwin brothers became absolute greats in the world of 20th century musicals. Nowadays, George's compositions are still relevant, as is evidenced by the many performances of his Rhapsody in Blue from 1924. But the best example is the ageless Summtertime, which has been covered a countless number of times by a countless number of artists.


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Erroll Garner

One of the most distinctive of all pianists, Erroll Garner proved that it was possible to be a sophisticated player without knowing how to read music, that a creative jazz musician can be very popular without watering down his music, and that it is possible to remain an enthusiastic player without changing one's style once it is formed. A brilliant virtuoso who sounded unlike anyone else, on medium tempo pieces, Erroll Garner often stated the beat with his left hand like a rhythm guitar while his right played chords slightly behind the beat, creating a memorable effect. His playful free-form introductions (which forced his sidemen to really listen), his ability to play stunning runs without once glancing at the keyboard, his grunting, and the...
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One of the most distinctive of all pianists, Erroll Garner proved that it was possible to be a sophisticated player without knowing how to read music, that a creative jazz musician can be very popular without watering down his music, and that it is possible to remain an enthusiastic player without changing one's style once it is formed. A brilliant virtuoso who sounded unlike anyone else, on medium tempo pieces, Erroll Garner often stated the beat with his left hand like a rhythm guitar while his right played chords slightly behind the beat, creating a memorable effect. His playful free-form introductions (which forced his sidemen to really listen), his ability to play stunning runs without once glancing at the keyboard, his grunting, and the pure joy that he displayed while performing were also part of the Erroll Garner magic.

Garner, whose older brother Linton was also a fine pianist, appeared on the radio with the Kan-D-Kids at the age of ten. After working locally in Pittsburgh, he moved to New York in 1944 and worked with Slam Stewart's trio during 1944-1945 before going out on his own. By 1946, Garner had his sound together, and when he backed Charlie Parker on his famous Cool Blues session of 1947, the pianist was already an obvious giant. His unclassifiable style had an orchestral approach straight from the swing era but was open to the innovations of bop. From the early '50s on, Garner's accessible style became very popular and he never seemed to have an off day up until his forced retirement (due to illness) in early 1975. His composition "Misty" became a standard. Garner, who had the ability to sit at the piano without prior planning and record three albums in one day (all colorful first takes), made many records throughout his career for such companies as Savoy, Mercury, RCA, Dial, Columbia, EmArcy, ABC-Paramount, MGM, Reprise, and his own Octave label.


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Disc #1
01.
Introductions - First Set
01:14
Phillip Strange, Cathy Segal-Garcia
02.
I’m in the Mood for Love
05:58
(Jimmy McHugh) Phillip Strange, Cathy Segal-Garcia
03.
You’ve Changed
06:54
(Carl Fischer) Phillip Strange, Cathy Segal-Garcia
04.
More Than You Know
07:13
(Vincent Youmans) Phillip Strange, Cathy Segal-Garcia
05.
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
03:40
(Haven Gillespie, J Fred Coots) Phillip Strange, Cathy Segal-Garcia
06.
Day by Day
07:05
(Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston) Phillip Strange, Cathy Segal-Garcia
07.
The Nearness of You
08:30
(Hoagy Carmichael) Phillip Strange, Cathy Segal-Garcia
08.
The Story
07:59
(Cathy Segal-Garcia) Phillip Strange, Cathy Segal-Garcia
09.
Alice in Wonderland
06:52
(Sammy Fain) Phillip Strange, Cathy Segal-Garcia
10.
Honeysuckle Rose
06:05
(Thomas Waller) Phillip Strange, Cathy Segal-Garcia
11.
White Christmas
07:07
(Irving Berlin) Phillip Strange, Cathy Segal-Garcia
12.
I Got Rhythm
04:03
(George Gershwin) Phillip Strange, Cathy Segal-Garcia

Disc #2
01.
Introductions - Second Set
00:28
Phillip Strange, Cathy Segal-Garcia
02.
This Can’t Be Love
04:17
(Richard Rodgers) Phillip Strange, Cathy Segal-Garcia
03.
Desafinado
05:41
(Antonio Carlos Jobim) Phillip Strange, Cathy Segal-Garcia
04.
When You Wish Upon a Star
05:00
(Leigh Harline) Phillip Strange, Cathy Segal-Garcia
05.
Taking a Chance on Love
05:46
(Vernon Duke) Phillip Strange, Cathy Segal-Garcia
06.
How Long Has This Been Going On
07:00
(George Gershwin) Phillip Strange, Cathy Segal-Garcia
07.
Misty
07:02
(Erroll Garner) Phillip Strange, Cathy Segal-Garcia
08.
God Bless the Child
11:36
(Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog) Phillip Strange, Cathy Segal-Garcia
09.
Night and Day
07:13
(Cole Porter) Phillip Strange, Cathy Segal-Garcia
10.
Sentimental Journey
06:37
(Benjamin Homer, Les Brown) Phillip Strange, Cathy Segal-Garcia
11.
The Christmas Song
05:14
(Robert Wells, Mel Tormé) Phillip Strange, Cathy Segal-Garcia
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