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Hilary KoleAudio CD
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listen  1. If I Had YouHilary Kole | Hank Jones 3:56$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Every Time We Say Goodbye (with Cedar Walton)Hilary Kole | Cedar Walton 5:03$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  3. It's Always You (with Freddy Cole)Hilary Kole | Freddy Cole 4:53$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Lush Life with (with Kenny Barron)Hilary Kole | Kenny Barron 6:58$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  5. These Foolish Things  (with Dave Brubeck)Hilary Kole | Dave Brubeck 4:11$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  6. I Remember   (with Mike Renzi)Hilary Kole | Mike Renzi 4:15$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  7. How Do You Keep The Music Playing (with Michel Legrand) Hilary Kole | Michel Legrand  4:32$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  8. But Beautiful  (with Hank Jones)Hilary Kole | Hank Jones 4:37$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise  (with Benny Green)Hilary Kole | Benny Green 4:12$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen10. Strange Meadowlark  (with Dave Brubeck)Hilary Kole | Dave Brubeck 4:18$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen11. You Are There (with Alan Broadbent)Hilary Kole | Alan Broadbent 4:16$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen12. Two For The Road (with Steve Kuhn)Hilary Kole | Steve Kuhn 4:24$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen13. All The Way  (with Monty Alexander)Hilary Kole | Monty Alexander 5:01$0.89  Buy MP3 


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Hilary Kole says that when she first started working on her debut album, Haunted Heart, she was initially apprehensive. "It took me such a long time to get to this point that my initial thought was that it had to be perfect, that it had to be the definitive representation of who I was and what I was doing." It wasn't until she was into the first session that producer John ... Read more in Amazon's Hilary Kole Store

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  • Audio CD (August 10, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Justin Time Records
  • ASIN: B003RC2P0G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,158 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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...she has a warm glowing tone and a forthright interpretive approach that focuses on lyrics phrase by phrase...One of her greatest strengths is the warmth of her voice, which swells passionately on certain words. --New York Times

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good as Gold! August 20, 2010
Format:Audio CD
For her sophomore CD, Hilary Cole sings 13 covers accompanied by 11 jazz pianists: Kenny Barron, Monty Alexander, Alan Broadbent, Cedar Walton, Freddy Cole, Benny Green, Steve Kuhn, Michel Legrand, Dave Brubeck, Mike Renzi, and the late Hank Jones. The results are sophisticated and enchanting, perfectly showcasing her pitch perfect vocals and pellucid phrasing. Oh, and did I mention that she is also rather easy on the eye? :-)

Dave Brubeck accompanies her twice, on "These foolish things" and "Strange meadowlark", as does Hank Jones on "If I had you" and "But beautiful". There isn't any need to go into each track, but "Everytime we say goodbye" has a simple divine piano break (Cedar Walton), while Freddy Cole also duets vocally with her on the playful "It's always you" (and sounding like Nat King Cole). She also handles the challenging Billy Strayhorn classic "Lush life" with Kenny Barron with ease.

Every song is a classic, the last Jazz CD I enjoyed as much was My One & Only Thrill by Melody Gardot. Kole inhabits each song with inflections and emotion that belies her age. Truly beautiful romantic music.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely stunning October 1, 2010
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I have been a huge jazz and cabaret fan all my life. In the past 50 years I have seen a great many of the very best female singers. My storage is filled with CD's from Ella to Sarah to Jackie Ryan to Nancy Lamott. Hilary Kole is my new favorite. The tunes here are among the best of the Great American Songbook. Hilary's voice is rich and full, but--as an actor (retired)--I feel it is her interpretation, phrasing, and tone that lifts her above the rest. And she's beautiful. If she does not become a big star, there is no justice.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of good music inc several gems November 10, 2010
Format:Audio CD
I would have a difficult time disagreeing with much about what Nse Ette had to say in an earlier review.The music on this recording for the most part is top notch & at times gorgeous. Ms Kole has a lovely voice & does a great job on most of these tunes. The highlights for me
were "Two For The Road", "This Is Always","These Foolish Things","All The Way" & "You Are There". The reason why I'm not able to give this a 5 star rating is that I did not care for 3 of the tunes & was especailly not happy with her rendition of The Bergmans' "How Do I Keep The Music Playing"; a song that I really enjoy. I thought it called for a more sensitive read & I would direct the reader to explore how this was done by cabaret performers Lynne Jackson & Mike Palter on their super recording entitled "Sittin' On A Rainbow".Two other songs I just didn't much care for; "I Remember" & "Strange Meadowlark". I understand that others might like all those tunes.
The piano playing on this recording is outstanding & I love her concept of putting an album together with a variety of pianists.How can you go wrong with the likes of Hank Jones,Kenny Barron,Monty Alexander,Alan Broadbent,Steve Kuhn et al.There is plenty to like on this recording & I'm very happy with it. I recommend it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous Listening January 13, 2012
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A brief about my bona fides: I have zero musical ability, and I grew up in thrall to the rock stars of the '60s. As the years progressed, I gravitated to the voices that told stories, touched powerful emotional chords, and moved me by their beauty. This work by Hilary Kole reaches me on all three levels. She has a lovely voice; her selections speak to my own realities; and I found myself growing more contemplative with each listening. If you share my priorities, you will be rewarded.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Winner April 6, 2012
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This is a great cd. It has it all-Hilary's voice, great jazz pianists and arrangements, and songs from the Great American Songbook. As a pianist and music fan, I recommend this cd highly.

Buy it-you won't be disappointed.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Warm Embrace December 29, 2010
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So who is Hilary Kole? Is she one of the ancient Sirens of Greek myth, or a lovely angel that like in one of my favorite movies (Wings of Desire)decided to become a mortal?
I first heard her voice on WBGO Jazz radio, she had already stolen the hearts of long time anchors Michael Bourne, and Gary Walker, how was I to know that I would be next? After looking her up on Amazon, reading the reviews, and listening to the samples I decided on this CD. Being a Jazz fan it was logical that my first CD choice would be her collaboration with such great artists as Hank Jones, Freddy Cole, Michael Legrand, Dave Brubeck among others. In the words of my younger nieces Hilary Koles, "You Are There" is "awesome", and she is without a doubt one of the finest young talents to come around in a long time. Then to complete my captivity I saw her in person during the Christmas holidays at our famous Bird Land in New York City. She easily enthralled her audience with her warm, charming, upbeat personality, and wonderful performance. This woman is a serious artist who in the years to come will take us along with her as she uncovers, and reinterprets the great American Jazz songbook. Her voice is haunting, and beautiful, and her perfect sense of phrasing is remarkable considering her youthfulness. And yes, I am without a doubt star struck by this beautiful,elegant young woman and am even more grateful to have heard, and met her in person. So get this CD, buy a bottle of some good champagne or wine, light up some candles, turn off the phone, lock the door, and cuddle up with somebody you love.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Whoa...
This disc by Hillary Kole is magic for fans of vocal jazz. Mesmerizing. I recommend this disc, as well as this artist, heartily.
Published 19 months ago by Eichan
4.0 out of 5 stars You are there - Hilary Kole
A nice selection of standards. Hilary has a delightfully engaging timbre in her voice. One needs a high end audio system to really enjoy her work.
Published on April 19, 2012 by MusicNut
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilary Kole, a sexy singer
Hilary Kole is a talented and very attractive singer who has a great accompaniment. I saw her live doing these songs and she is amazing in her phrasing and smart in her choice of... Read more
Published on January 18, 2012 by G. Kaldis
1.0 out of 5 stars Neither here nor there........
I was looking forward to hearing this album on a basis of seeing some of my favorite pianists appearing on it. Read more
Published on September 8, 2011 by smoky
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilary Kole - You Are There
Marvelous CD. It is one that you can sit back and relax to after a hard day at work. Hilary is also a warm and charming person. Read more
Published on July 16, 2011 by Purgolder71
5.0 out of 5 stars Not really fair, is it?
I have the sad circumstance of recieving both CD's by Karrin Allyson and Hilary Kole on the same day. THAT forces some comparison.
Well, I will NOT do that. Read more
Published on June 9, 2011 by Gideon Reader
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointing
The idea behind this recording was that Ms. Cole was to sing jazz duets with various jazz pianists. The pianists, like Hank Jones, Kenny Barron,Michel Legrand, Dave Brubeck,... Read more
Published on February 28, 2011 by Jerlaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
I really enjoy Hilary. Her voice is beautiful and her phrasing is perfect.

I just wish that she made more albums.

This is female jazz vocal at its very best. Read more
Published on January 14, 2011 by D Toohey
4.0 out of 5 stars A STRONG COLLECTION
In the beginning, there was Hilary Kole accompanied by Hank Jones. "If I Had You" is an enticing welcome to this collection of duets featuring Hilary Kole with pianists we all... Read more
Published on November 12, 2010 by ED BIREN
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