Margo Guryan :: The AD Interview

Inspired to pursue pop music after discovering the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, Margo Guryan, a schooled jazz pianist, crafted brilliant pop gems that were recorded by artists ranging from Mama Cass, Astrid Gilberto and Julie London to Glen Campbell, Bobby Gentry, and beyond. Thanks in part to a pair of reissues, and  Saint Etienne's cover of "I Don't Intend To Spend Christmas Without You," there's been a resurgence of Guryan's music over the past decade.

We caught up with Guryan, via email, from her home in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles last week to discuss long lost Harry Nilsson covers, songwriting, jazz, and her initial surprise at the renewed interest in her work. The conversation after the jump...

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