- Released: March 18, 2003
- Label: Telarc
JazzTimes - 4/03, pp.82-3
"...The younger Cole, still smooth as warm butterscotch at age 71, has carved out a distinctly impressive career..."
- 1.Harbor Lights
- 2.Just To See Her
- 3.Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
- 4.In The Name Of Love
- 5.Remember Me
- 6.I'm Not Alone (Anjo De Mim)
- 7.Save A Little Time For Me
- 8.When It Rains
- 9.Lady Love
- 10.I Can't Make Love To You
- 11.I Loved You
Personnel: Freddy Cole, Jane Monheit (vocals); David Mann (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Jay Beckenstein (soprano saxophone); Barry Daniellan (trumpet); Jason Miles (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Hammond B-3 organ, keyboards, Moog synthesizer, percussion); Bette Sussman (piano); Cesar Camargo Mariano (keyboards, string synthesizer), Jeff Mironov (acoustic & electric guitars); Romero Lubambo (acoustic guitar); Will Lee, Mark Egan (bass); Keith Carlock (drums); Mark Quinones (congas, percussion); Cyro Baptista (percussion).
Recorded at Shelter Island, Live Wire Studios, New York, New York; The Clubhouse, Orange County, New York; House Of O, Suffern, New York between February & August 2002.
Personnel: Jane Monheit, Cassandra Reed (vocals); Jeff Mironov, Romero Lubambo (guitar, acoustic guitar); Dean Brown (electric guitar); C‚sar Camargo Mariano (strings, keyboards); David Mann (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Jay Beckenstein (soprano saxophone); Barry Danielian (trumpet); Jason Miles (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards, synthesizer, programming, drum programming, percussion programming); Bette Sussman (piano); Keith Carlock (drums); Marc Qui¤ones (congas, percussion); Cyro Baptista (percussion); Katreese Barnes (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Doug Oberkircher.
Liner Note Author: Jason Miles .
Recording information: House Of O, Suffern, NY (08/2002); Live Wire Productions, New York, NY (08/2002); Shelter Island Sound, New York, NY (08/2002); The Clubhouse, Orange County, NY (08/2002).
Photographer: Mykel Kane.
Arrangers: Jason Miles ; C‚sar Camargo Mariano.
There's a good reason why Freddy Cole, despite his 50-year-long career as a jazz vocalist, isn't the household word his brother Nat King Cole was -- his voice is appealing and casually soulful, but hardly as emotional, compelling, or distinctive. But that's a bit like saying Jermaine Jackson isn't as great as Michael Jackson. How could anyone truly measure up? Family connections aside, Cole's low, gruff tone has an easygoing charm that is perfectly suited to the gentle arrangements of classics and new material. The old stuff includes soft pop gems popularized by Boz Scaggs, Smokey Robinson, Bonnie Raitt, and the perennially lovable Van Morrison chestnut "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You." Producer Jason Miles first worked with Cole on A Love Affair: The Music of Ivan Lins, and goes the Brazilian route again on Lins' easy samba-flavored "Remember Me," a likeable romantic duet with Jane Monheit. Now that Cole is back in the mainstream recording world, could a duet with niece Natalie be far off? ~ Jonathan Widran