There are many reasons to like vocalist Kate McGarry's Girl Talk.There's the lively set list, first of all--a mix of all-too-well-known and too-little-known standards, with a fine Brazilian number thrown in. There's the uniform excellence of the band: witness m: Gary Versace's idiomatic organ accompaniment on "Girl Talk"; guitarist m: Keith Ganz--sensitive throughout, but especially on the forlorn folk tune "Looking Back"; the stately Brazilian duet "O Cantador," with m: Kurt Elling; and bassist m: Reuben Rogers' nice feature on "I Just Found Out About Love...

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