Cathy Segal-Garcia
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Compilations & Guest Appearances


In Your Own BackyardAlmost Real Sky Jazz

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Cathy Segal-Garcia, Bohemian (Modern Jazz)
The Moment – Live at The Blue Whale
featuring: Cathy Segal-Garcia

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Shows the ever-mercurial abilities and love of Cathy’s “playing” with great musicians, and great musicians’ love of “playing” with her!

Formed in the spirit of “Now!”… this unique, and bass-less band (!) reflects a spontaneity and search for adventure, freely, but within forms! Seasoned players all, and each one having toes dipping into other style and genre waters, They come together here, experiencing the joy of comradery and trust, delving into the unknown! Especially for a vocalist to hold this position with musicians of this quality, is a statement in itself. Cathy Segal-Garcia on vocals, Gary Fukushima on keyboard, Chuck Manning on tenor sax, Jeff Richman on guitars, Brad Dutz on percussion.

  1. Puttin On The Ritz: A kick-back to the 1930’s, this Irving Berlin song is perfect to open with, quirky and fun! Especially great are the antics of Brad on percussion!
  2. The Glide: Guitarist Ralph Towner (“Oregon”) and England’s premier jazz vocalist Norma Winstone wrote this unusual tune. It’s been performed for years, instrumentally, by many groups, including “Oregon”. Norma wrote lyrics and has sung it many times. This unusual version starts with the solos first, including an extended vamp ending.
  3. Star Crossed Lovers: When I first heard this song, I fell in love with it! (It’s hard not to love a Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn song!) It’s right up my alley…harmonically interesting, beautiful haunting melody, and deep lyrics.
  4. Twenty Men Waiting: I’ve recorded this original blues before, on my “Secret Life” CD, and it’s one of my fans’ favorite songs when I perform live. This funky blues is perfect for the group’s more edgy side.
  5. Love In Time: I wrote this song many years ago. It’s about love that lasts through lifetimes…the strength of love as what it truly and basically is. The arrangement starts with instrumental solos again.
  6. Sleep In Peace: A sweet lullabye I wrote for the thought of a child’s reality. Now that I have small children in my family, I can sing it with them in mind! This features a beautiful tenor solo from Chuck.
  7. Get Ready: Another funky tune I wrote. One of the highlight tunes for me with this project. These guys really play funk great… with a modern jazz harmonic, rhythmic and spacial treatment! It also appeals to my gathering people into a frame of mind where they’re pro-active and able! Features a great guitar and great keyboard solo!
  8. A Timeless Place: Another Norma Winstone lyric, this time to a well known Jimmy Rowles composition. This song has been getting recorded by a lot of good singers lately. It’s a haunting song, with a challenging Bridge! A beautiful song to sing….
  9. Goin On Down to Hippityville: John Abercrombie’s song, with lyrics that I wrote when I was in college. A very hip groove, the song brings up the image of a “hipster”, too cool for the room! Great sax solo, with a free vamp ending.
  10. Slow Waltz: A beautiful sweet waltz, written by composer/pianist Bevan Manson, with lyrics by me. It’s kind of poetry, about life, searching, and hope.
  11. Free Improv: With a group like this, you gotta have at least one improvised piece! This is it! The reach into the unknown, the ridiculous fun of creating in the moment, with a group of like-minded people!
  12. Outro: I just couldn’t let this hip little vamp out of the mix! It seemed like a perfect way to end a beautiful project of free expression!

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Cathy Segal-Garcia, Bohemian (Modern Jazz)Bohemian
(Modern Jazz)
Cathy Segal-Garcia

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My former student opened an incredible jazz club in L.A. in 2009 called The Blue Whale. I’ve met many incredible musicians there, and one is pianist Yoonseung Cho! Growing up in Argentina, living and working in the States, and now in Korea…Cho and I were drawn to each other as people and musicians. Form and improvisation. We wanted a representation of that, and ended up with a wonderful duo recording! Getting ready to hire a promotional person to really get this product out into the world! CD Baby will carry it after that happens.

  1. Bohemian
  2. Her Family
  3. Everyday's Own Song
  4. Jump Back
  5. One Minute
  6. Embraceable Jew
  7. All the Right Reasons
  8. Like A River
  9. A Timeless Place
  10. Fragile
  11. Touch Her Soft Lips and The Nightingale
  12. The Ironic Waltz

"With Bohemian one fine singer and one fine pianist add up to much more than the sum of its talented parts." -Nicholas F. Mondello, All About Jazz

"...it’s easy to admire her willingness to stretch out in whichever direction her muse takes her." -Bird is the Worm

"This isn’t a record about nailing down perfection; it’s a record about conversing, about feeling, about loving the art form." -Jordan Richardson, Blinded by Sound

"An incredibly earthy and organic mix of the natural vocals of Segal-Garcia combined with the virtuoso like performance of Korean jazz pianist Yoonseung Cho..." -Critical Jazz

"The pairing of these 2 brilliant artists is akin to watching a butterfly dance with the wind." -Onel Mulet, Hot Indie News

"Absolutely fun music for that time in your life when you finally realize that nobody cares what you do." -Midwest Record Review

"Singer Cathy Segal-Garcia and pianist Yoonseung Cho weave a wonderful tapestry of sound on Bohemian." -TheJazzPage.com

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Cathy Segal-Garcia - Secret LifeSecret Life
(Alternative Jazz)
Cathy Segal-Garcia

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Alternative Jazz is, I think, a new category I made up, just for this recording! A mix of world music, jazz, pop, and Americana…almost all are originals, except for “Save Your Love For Me” (remember Nancy Wilson and Cannonball? I changed it!) This project covered a transitional period of my life, and it is reflected in the songs. I used a jazz trio, some of my favorite people…Karen Hammack on piano, Chris Symer on bass, and Kendall Kay on drums...who added a great warmth to the music. Added a guitar on a few, some percussion, and lots of background vocals… mostly by me, Lou Castro (who produced the CD as well), Cheryl Barnes, and Alison Wedding. I love this project!

  1. I Am To You
  2. Miko Oiwake
  3. If It Could Be
  4. Secret Life
  5. God's Grandest Theme
  6. My Russia
  7. My Friend
  8. The Song
  9. Save Your Love
  10. 20 Men Waiting
  11. Click here to read Cadence Magazine Review

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Cathy Segal-GarciaAlone Together
(Modern jazz)
Cathy Segal-Garcia & Phillip Strange

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A duo recording with pianist Phillip Strange. Interestingly enough, this recording and Heart To Heart were both recorded in the same week…I say interesting because these recordings couldn’t have been more different! Phil and I had just come home from a month tour in Japan. We recorded in Arizona, in an impeccable recording situation.. the sound is marvelous. We did modern arrangements of standards. Got kinda crazy on this one! My favorites on this recording is a sloooowwwwww version of “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was”, and a funky version of “Misty”!

  1. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
  2. Misty
  3. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  4. Alone Together
  5. When Lights Are Low
  6. Alright, Okay, You Win
  7. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
  8. Out Of This World

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Cathy Segal-Garcia
Heart to Heart
(Classic jazz)
Cathy Segal-Garcia & Ross Tompkins

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A duo recording with pianist Ross Tompkins. Ross was the pianist for the Doc Severinson Tonight Show band, but has endless recording and performing credits, rock to jazz. Truly a vocalist’s accompanist, this is a recording of all standards, with a special 50’s song dedicated to my sister, who passed in 1997. A mellow recording, easy on the ears, the style of this recording is what I call classic jazz. Some of my favorites… “That’s All”, “Eactly Like You”, “Melancholy Serenade”…

  1. You Are Too Beautiful
  2. More Than You Know / I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
  3. Daydream
  4. My Heart Stood Still
  5. Melancholy Seranade
  6. Exactly Like You
  7. Skylark
  8. My Old Flame
  9. Someone To Watch Over Me
  10. Goodnight Sweetheart featuring the Segal Sisters

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Cathy Segal-Garcia
Song of the Heart
(Modern jazz)
Cathy Segal-Garcia & Phillip Strange

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The trio was gorgeous. On piano was my traveling and playing partner for many years, Phillip Strange. On bass, the admired acoustic player who was the last bassist with Bill Evans, and has played on many wonderful modern jazz recordings, Marc Johnson. On drums, one of the most desired modern jazz players today, who played with Weather Report and Stan Kenton, and has made many beautiful recordings under his own name and fellow fabulous modern jazz people, Peter Erskine. Recorded by Chick Corea’s personal engineer, Bernie Kirsh, at the Mad Hatter Studio, this band sounds great! Standards rearranged, several of my originals, including “Diane”, “Mr. Hall” and “The Story”, a few bass and vocal duets, and a few instrumentals. Voted “Best Of The Genre” on Internet’s Music Blvd.

  1. Mr. Hall
  2. Some Other Time
  3. The Story
  4. My One And Only Love
  5. September In The Rain
  6. Diane
  7. Dearly Beloved
  8. A Sleepin' Bee
  9. How Deep Is The Ocean
  10. Bud Powel

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Cathy Segal-Garcia - Point of View
Point of View
(Alternative Jazz)
Cathy Segal-Garcia

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This CD was my first. Some called it “New Age” because of the lyric content. Most all of the songs were originals that my first husband, Gus Garcia, and I wrote. The non-original was “When You Wish Upon A Star”. I had many musicians on this…for instance: Frank Severino, John Heard, Octavio Bailly, Bill Lohr, Armando Compean, Art Rodriguez, Tom Brechtlein, Wayne Johnson, Russell Ferrante, Jim Lacefield, Rick Helzer, Jim Cowger, Loren Pickford, Paul Yonemura, Clay Jenkins, Gary Willis, Scott Colley. Most of the arrangements, done by San Diego pianist Rick Helzer, were classic, absolutely beautiful.

  1. Mr. Hall
  2. All The Children
  3. A Child Listening
  4. In Time
  5. When You Wish Upon A Star
  6. Coming Into Present Time
  7. Diane
  8. Here We Are
  9. Everything's Down To Earth

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Cathy Segal-Garcia - Day by Day
Day by Day
Cathy Segal-Garcia & Joe Diorio

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Looks like my duo's are getting highlighted! This is a lovely recording of myself and the ledgendary guitarist, Joe Diorio. Joe is an extraordinary guitarist...amazing ideas, flexibility, sense of timing...and a truly beautiful guy...I do adore this man! We made this recording in a small voice-over studio in Los Angeles, which was hardly a "normal" studio we would record in. Crowded with stuff, and probably we were the first musicians to do something like that there! I think because Joe and I share a similar aesthetic point of view, and we had a decent engineer (Diana Gunderson) we came out with a beautiful and musical product! Around 2005 Joe had a disabling stroke, and had the time and inclination to listen to his past projects. A year or two later he called me and said, "Hey Cath, I think we ought to put this one out. It's really pretty!" So, as life does things at the right time...my friend Christopher Perez came along suddenly, and excitedly became the executive producer and packaging artistic director...and very quickly, we had this beautiful CD in our hands!

  1. How Deep Is The Ocean
  2. I Remember Clifford
  3. Taking A Chance on Love
  4. Estate
  5. I Fall In Love Too Easily
  6. Day By Day
  7. Willow Weep For Me
  8. You Are Too Beautiful
  9. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
  10. Star Eyes

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Compilations & Guest Appearances

Cathy Segal-Garcia - In Your Own Backyard

In Your Own Backyard
A Compilation CD from Jazzvox

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JAZZVOX presents "In Your Own Backyard" - a compilation CD of some fabuous jazz singers, including Cathy Segal-Garcia, accompanied by guitarist John Stowell!

Featuring:

  • Cathy Segal-Garcia
  • Nich Anderson
  • Kathleen Grace
  • Kelley Johnson
  • Kristin Korb
  • Jo Lawry
  • Stephanie Nakasian
  • John Proulx
  • Hanna Richardson

 

Cathy Segal-Garcia - In Your Own Backyard
Almost Real
Joe Gaeta (guitar)
Cengiz Yaltakaya (piano)
Cathy Segal-Garcia (vocals/lyricist on "Song For Autumn")

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This is a beautiful jazz duo recording of my two friends, with me singing one song...Joe wrote it for his daughter, and I wrote the lyrics.

Sky Jazz

Cathy Segal-Garcia - Sky Jazz

Sky Jazz

Jazziz

Cathy Segal-Garcia - Sky Jazz

Sky Jazz