If you ever wonder what jazz will sound like after the modernist and post-modernist agendas fall out of fashion then you need look no further than the recordings of Freddy Cole. When Freddy sings, we are left with the music itself, with songs true to their own emotional prerogatives.
Such is the case with Cole's latest HighNote Recording, featuring songs which run the gamut from the intensely personal 'What Color Is Love' to the extroverted 'Bang Bang Boogie.' With his usual rhythm section with Bootsie Barnes and Josh Brown added, Freddy & Co. let the music speak eloquently for itself.
- 1. I Saw Stars
- 2. You And Me Against The World
- 3. Everybody's Talkin'
- 4. Never, Never, Never
- 5. Medley: Where Are You? / It Was So Good While It Lasted
- 6. Who (Will Take My Place)?
- 7. Nothin's Wrong with Nothin'
- 8. What Color Is Love?
- 9. Bang Bang Boogie
- 10. I Get Sentimental Over Nothing
- 11. Sometimes I'm Happy
- 12. For The Love Of You
Jan 25Charleston, SC, US Jane Monheit and Freddy Cole with Monty Alexander Trio at Gaillard Center
Apr 17New York, NY, US Freddy Cole and Mary Stallings with Emmet Cohen Trio, Emmet Cohen, and 2 more… at Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Apr 18New York, NY, US Freddy Cole and Mary Stallings with Emmet Cohen Trio, Russell Hall, and 1 more… at Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center