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
2 CD
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€ 22.95
Origin Records
Catalogue number
ORIGIN 82846
Release date
11 November 2022

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.



"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,, CA Jazz Foundation,, Great American Songbook Preservation Society, and the CA Lawyers for the Arts. In 2014 she was named a "Jazz Living Legend" in Los Angeles.


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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