The songs sung by 2011 Grammy-finalist Freddy Cole speak of love and life to people all over the world in a voice that is as comforting as it is familiar. His is a well seasoned sound, which while bearing a strong familial resemblance to his late brother Nat King Cole, is unmistakably all his own. It's steeped in the earthiness of the blues, yet possesses a silky sound as suave as the debonair man himself. From Broadway to the blues, is how Cole describes his voluminous repertoire, one of the broadest of any singer on stage today. On TALK TO ME, Freddy Cole explores an interesting program of music by the R&B great Bill Withers, a sprinkling of standards and one tune composed by his son, Lionel A. Cole. With Terell Stafford on trumpet and Harry Allen on saxophone, Freddy Cole's TALK TO ME does nothing but cement his position as one of the world's preeminent male vocalists.
Freddy Cole, vocals; Terell Stafford, trumpet Harry Allen, tenor saxophone; John di Martino, piano Randy Napoleon, guitar; Elias Bailey, bass Curtis Boyd, drums
Tracklisting: Mam'selle Lovely Day You Just Can't Smile It Away I Was Telling Her About You Can We Pretend? Talk to Me Speak to Me of You My Imagination My First Impression of You Come Home After All These Years