Talk to Me

Talk to Me

by Freddy Cole
     
 

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 See more details below

Overview

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."

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
08/23/2011
Label:
Highnote
UPC:
0632375722524
catalogNumber:
7225
Rank:
138875

Tracks

Read More

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

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >