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Judy Whitmore’s “Can’t We Be Friends” released

Judy Whitmore’s “Can’t We Be Friends,” a full-length release of a dozen timeless songs carefully selected from the Great American Songbook, and recorded with 53 top studio musicians, is available today on your favorite streaming service, including Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Amazon, and YouTube Music.

Judy Whitmore, Vocalist
Billy Grubman, Guest Vocalist

Arranged, conducted, and produced by John Sawoski and Michael Patterson
Vocals Produced by Stephan Oberhoff
Vocal Coach: Peisha McPhee
Executive Producer: Judy Whitmore

Featured Instrumental Soloists:
Bob Sheppard, Alto Saxophone
Mike Lang, Piano
Kenny Kotwitz, Accordion
Sara Andon, Flute


The band:
Mike Lang, Piano
Dave Stone, Bass
Paul Viapiano, Guitar (Acoustic and Electric)
Albie Berk, Drum Set
Brian Kilgore, Percussion (8, 9) and Vibraphone (8)
Bob Leatherbarrow, Vibraphone (1, 10, 12)
Tony Bonsera, Lead Trumpet (2, 4, 6, 9)
Andrew Ninmer, Lead Trumpet (1, 3 ,10, 12)
Ron King, 2nd Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Craig Gosnell, Trombone (2, 4, 6, 9)
Nick Daley, Trombone (1, 3 ,10, 12)
Sara Andon, Flute
Kenny Kotwitz, Accordion
Bob Sheppard, Alto Saxophone
Jeff Driskill, Tenor Saxophone
Jay Mason, Baritone Saxophone (2, 4, 6, 9)
Bob Carr, Baritone Saxophone (1, 3 ,10, 12)


Recorded Oct. 17-18, 2019 at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California
Conducted by John Sawoski and Michael Patterson
Engineer: Steve Genewick
Assistant Engineer: Tommy Hessenius


JoAnn Turovsky, Harpist
Harp recorded January 24, 2020 at Igloo Music Studios, Burbank, CA
Engineer: Justin Moshkevich


String Section: Hungarian Studio Orchestra
Concertmaster: Balázs Bujtor
Conductor: Péter Illényi
Strings recorded Oct. 27, 2019 at Tom-Tom Studio, Budapest, Hungary
Engineer: Tamás Kurina


Mixed by Steve Genewick at The Stewart House, Los Angeles, CA
Mastered by Eric Boulanger at The Bakery Mastering, Culver City, CA


Photography: Amy Cantrell



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