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My Funny Valentine by Kate McGarry

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Album Title: The Subject Tonight Is Love
By: Kate McGarry
Binxtown Records
Released: 2018

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Fiona's Comments

A special kind of funny.. A meditation on the heart verb.

About the Album

"My Funny Valentine" is a track from vocalist Kate McGarry's new trio album The Subject Tonight Is Love. Featuring McGarry, guitarist/bassist Keith Ganz, and keyboardist/accordionist Gary Versace, the album explores the concept of love in its many forms and from several different perspectives over the course of a dozen alluring songs. Love is not only the subject but the very substance of this project. The album is the culmination of more than a decade of work and friendship. McGarry and Ganz are partners in life as well as in music, while Versace has been a close and frequent collaborator with both. Only such longstanding relationships could lead to the free-ranging but sharply focused sounds that are captured on The Subject Tonight Is Love. Together, the trio decided to respond to the divisiveness of the day's headlines by communing with one another - and, through their crowdfunding efforts, with their fans. "Especially in difficult times, artists have a responsibility to make music that invites listeners to a place where it's safe to connect with the tenderness and longings of the human heart," McGarry says. "The Subject Tonight Is Love is a jazz love letter to a hopeful 2018."

Track Listing

Prologue: The Subject Tonight Is Love; Secret Love; Climb Down/Whiskey You're the Devil; Gone with the Wind; Fair Weather; Playing Palhaço; Losing Strategy #4; My Funny Valentine; Mr. Sparkle/What a Difference a Day Makes; She Always Will/The River; Indian Summer; Epilogue: All You Need Is Love.

Personnel

Kate McGarry: vocals, piano (7); Keith Ganz: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, acoustic bass guitar; Gary Versace: piano, keyboard, organ, accordion; Obed Calvaire: drums (3); Ron Miles: trumpet (12).

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May 30, 2018

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