My Friend

from The State of Swing by Jack's Cats



There’s times the fight won’t go my way; stormy skies are dark and gray. But I know you’ll make it work again ‘cause you’re My Friend.
Now if you call me late at night, bereft of joy, no hope in sight. We’ll talk it out ‘till it shines again ‘cause you’re My Friend.

It’s give and take, you see, this happy harmony of life. And when at last the throngs applaud your song, there’s the joy for me.

Tonight I’ll sing a song or two, ‘bout a love that’s dear and true, but they can’t compare; it’s hardly fair; ‘cause you’re My Friend.


from The State of Swing, released March 29, 2019
The Musicians
Jack Malmstrom: bandleader, tenor saxophone, producer, composer.
Phil Small: assistant producer
Mark San Filippo: percussion
Bryan Dedlow: guitar
Marcus Buser: bass, vocal

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Rich Wenzel at Ardent Audio Productions in Torrance, California in March 2019.
Sleeve design and printing by letterpress artist Gloria Kondrup.
Music and lyrics copyright 2019 Jack Malmstrom

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Swing clarinetist and saxman Jack Malmstrom and his Cats recently stepped out of the 1940s into present day Los Angeles to the delight and occasional bewilderment of vintage jazz fans and swing dancers. The Cats maintain an active live schedule holding forth for audiences with hand-picked standards, forgotten gems and original tunes. Their 2019 release "The State of Swing" features 14 originals. ... more

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