Freddy Cole is one of American popular music’s great performers. Like pop icon Tony Bennett, the 80-year-young Cole is a beloved musician’s musician and a living link to the Great American Songbook. While evoking the suave stylings of Earl “Fatha” Hines and Teddy Wilson, Cole is very much his own man, whose toe-tapping forays recall the bluesy minimalism of Count Basie, the urbane sophistication of George Shearing and the uptown swagger of Duke Ellington.
“Freddy has an impeccable sense of swing… he is, overall, the most maturely expressivemale jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive.”
The New York Times