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Cathy Segal-Garcia | Straight Ahead to the U.K.

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Straight Ahead to the U.K.

by Cathy Segal-Garcia

Great jazz singer singing an intriguing variety of music, with a straight ahead jazz band, with modern influences.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Wheelers and Dealers
6:45 $0.99
2. Highwire
5:40 $0.99
3. Hippityville
7:28 $0.99
4. Sermonette
5:00 $0.99
5. I Get Along Without You Very Well
4:42 $0.99
6. Shake It Down
4:39 $0.99
7. Recipe of Love
5:33 $0.99
8. Song 4 Sandy
3:08 $0.99
9. Something We May Never Know
3:36 $0.99
10. Dreamsville
4:35 $0.99
11. Gypsy in My Soul
4:47 $0.99
12. Last Night When We Were Young
5:34 $0.99
13. Hippityville (Shortened Version)
4:50 $0.99
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Album Notes
What an interesting reflection on my life this project is! It all started around 1973. I was 20 and in the one and only dancing/singing group I was ever in, with 2 other young women. We shared a house in Revere, MA, and trained with a great singing/dancing coach, and went to Pittsburgh, PA to perform in a variety show with comedians, singers, dancers…at the Harmer House; a motel with a performance venue. While we were there, Maynard Ferguson’s group came and performed. Alto player Andy MacIntosh was in the band, also 20 years old. He fell for one of the singers in our show, and they ended up getting married.
In 1975 when I was 21 or 22 I had moved to L.A. Andy was living there too, separated from his wife, and we dated for a while. That was an amazing jazz time in L.A. Filled with great jazz players, Andy was playing with Louie Bellson and others, and the likes of Art Pepper, Frank Rossolino, and Zoot Sims were playing around town.
He and I broke up and he moved back to England and got back together with his wife. We weren’t in touch for many years.
Around 2011 Andy found me on Facebook and we rekindled our friendship. He brought me over to record with some of the best jazz players in England. We had a great session, altho I was quite sick. The session included sweetheart jazz singer, Norma Winstone, whom I invited to sing “Goin on Down to Hippityville” with me. I had written lyrics for it in college, and she had worked across the hall from the composer, guitarist John Abercrombie on a gig that lasted a while, and kept hearing this song, and loved it.
The recording sat on the shelf for a long time. My friend Dan suggested to me that we get it and put it out. I thought it needed too much fixing because I was so sick during the session. This was the only straight ahead project I’d ever recorded, so we pulled it out this year, 2019, and I brought it to John Leftwich who really “got” it, and what was needed to enhance it, and we went ahead and dressed it up.
Many years have passed since the beginning of this line - many lifetimes, much growth, pleasures, pains. Andy passed away in October of 2013. He left lifetimes of music, friends, family, and many laughs. Here’s to you my friend. Thanks for it all.



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