Freddy Cole Quartet
Fri, Nov 15, 2013
Times: 8 PM
Venue: Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966Contact:
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The Freddy Cole Quartet is amongst the most respected jazz musicians today and his style is described as suave, elegant, formidable, and articulate. With Freddy on piano, the Quartet includes guitarist Randy Napoleon, drummer Curtis Boyd, and bassist Elias Bailey. Even though Freddy is often compared to his brother Nat King Cole, his voice is raspier, smokier, some even say jazzier, and has established himself as one of the finest jazz musicians today whose "toe-tapping forays recall the bluesy minimalism of Count Basie, the urbane sophistication of George Shearing and the uptown swagger of Duke Ellington" (Topeka Capital-Journal).
"Freddy has an impeccable sense of swing...he is, overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive." The New York Times