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Gary Brunotte: Smile

As I write this review, my cat Cricket is curled up in my lap. I wouldn’t mention it except that I am reviewing an album that comes with a cat calendar and whose stated mission is to create “purr-fect jazz for cats and cat lovers.”

Smile is dedicated to Gary Brunotte’s late cat Dexter, who brought him “nearly 15 years of joy, love, and smiles.” As it happens, my Cricket replaced a cat named Dexter, a magnificent 18-pound fluff-creature who, because of deep-rooted psychological problems, was with me for far fewer than 15 years.

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