HighNote CD 7156
Because Of You
Masterful vocalist and pianist, Freddy Cole captivates listeners with his elegant presence, subtle phrasing, and intimate singing style. Although he has been charming audiences in the States and abroad for over 40 years, Freddy did not find wider acclaim until the 1990s. Having a family member already in the limelight has its mixed-blessings. For much of his career, Freddy was overshadowed by the larger-than-life persona and legendary career of his brother Nat King Cole. He had to struggle to find his own niche in the jazz world. Today, Freddy Cole feels "blest" to be doing what he loves best - telling stories through music, reaching people with his exuberant warmth and inexorable talent. For his newest releases, Freddy turns his attention to the great body of work recorded by Tony Bennett and, together with tenor saxman Houston Person, offers a tribute to one musical icon from another.
With Houston Person- tenor; John Di Martino- piano; Peter Washington- bass; Kenny Washington- drums; Steve Kroon- perc.
Tracks: Getting Some Fun Out of Life; Blame It On My Youth; Because of You; All for You; If I Ruled the World; What Are You Afraid Of?; You’re My Thrill; I Got Lost In Her Arms; Gentle Rain; If We Never Meet Again.
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