Talk to Me

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Burnished and romantic, vocalist Freddy Cole's 2011 Highnote release Talk to Me features the master singer backed by his stellar working sextet featuring guitarist Randy Napoleon, pianist John Di Martino, bassist Elias Bailey, and drummer Curtis Boyd. Also featured here are the more than welcome talents of trumpeter Terell Stafford and saxophonist Harry Allen, who punctuate these arrangements with tasty, melodic, and swinging solos. Cole has long been lauded as the successor to the balladeer throne once held by such icons as Nat King Cole, Billy Eckstine, Joe Williams, and Johnny Hartman. In that sense, Talk to Me does nothing if not reinforce this notion. From his lead-off...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Burnished and romantic, vocalist Freddy Cole's 2011 Highnote release Talk to Me features the master singer backed by his stellar working sextet featuring guitarist Randy Napoleon, pianist John Di Martino, bassist Elias Bailey, and drummer Curtis Boyd. Also featured here are the more than welcome talents of trumpeter Terell Stafford and saxophonist Harry Allen, who punctuate these arrangements with tasty, melodic, and swinging solos. Cole has long been lauded as the successor to the balladeer throne once held by such icons as Nat King Cole, Billy Eckstine, Joe Williams, and Johnny Hartman. In that sense, Talk to Me does nothing if not reinforce this notion. From his lead-off take on the lush and urbane "Mam'selle," to his inspired after-hours jazz reworking of not one but two Bill Withers songs in "Lovely Day" and the laid-back Latin number "Can We Pretend?," Cole is in superb form throughout. Elsewhere, he bests Johnny Mathis on his version of the poignant ballad "I Was Telling Her About You," and, as on the rest of the album, is the epitome of taste and bluesy romanticism on "Come Home."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/23/2011
  • Label: Highnote
  • UPC: 632375722524
  • Catalog Number: 7225
  • Sales rank: 96,144

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Freddy Cole Primary Artist, Vocals
Curtis Boyd Drums
Harry Allen Tenor Saxophone
Terell Stafford Trumpet, Flugelhorn
John Di Martino Piano
Randy Napoleon Guitar
Elias Bailey Bass
Technical Credits
Bill Withers Composer
Todd Barkan Producer
Joe Fields Executive Producer
Katherine Miller Engineer
Alan Silverman Mastering
Sam H. Stept Composer
Lionel Cole Composer
Russ Musto Liner Notes
John Di Martino Arranger
Edmund Goulding Composer
Keiji Obata Art Direction
Randy Napoleon Arranger
S. Scarborough Composer
D. Nicholas Composer
C. Tobias Composer
M. Charlap Composer
J. Seneca Composer
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