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Music Maestro Please


Download links and information about Music Maestro Please by Freddy Cole. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 51:36 minutes.

Artist: Freddy Cole
Release date: 2007
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Tracks: 11
Duration: 51:36
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No. Title Length
1. I'll Never Be the Same 6:00
2. My Ideal 3:18
3. Don't Take Your Love from Me / I Never Had a Chance 4:06
4. Music, Maestro Please! 7:26
5. If I Love Again 4:20
6. Why Did I Choose You? 3:46
7. Once In a While 3:15
8. You Leave Me Breathless 5:20
9. There Are Such Things 4:48
10. You Could Hear a Pin Drop 3:30
11. How Do You Say auf wiedersehn? 5:47



Jazz singer Freddy Cole has accompanied himself on piano for decades, but here he turns that task over to the quite able Bill Charlap on a program of well-worn standards and a handful of lesser-known tunes. Cole's sweet, soulful, robust voice has held him in good stead over the years, and continues to retain that refined, aged yet timeless texture. Charlap plays pretty piano in primarily balladic mode, while the famed Washington rhythm team (bassist Peter and drummer Kenny) is as reliable as any. Quite a few of the compositions are plucked from the '30s, like "If I Love Again," "Once in a While," and "You Leave Me Breathless." There are two midtempo numbers, including a scatted intro on "There Are Such Things," and two voice/piano duets, the downhearted blues "Why Did I Choose You?," and the equally blues-trodden medley "Don't Take Your Love from Me/I Never Had a Chance." Another obscure song, "You Could Hear a Pin Drop," evokes a mood apropos of its title, written by Bobby Cole (no relation). The finale — the old Johnny Mercer novelty "How Do You Say auf Wiedersehn?" — could be Heidi Klum's Project Runway closing theme song. There are no real sparks flying here, just palpable empathy among the supportive backup participants, evidence of a low, slow, steady blue flame that burns forever in everybody's heart, kept quite alive and well by troubadour Cole.This CD was nominated for a Grammy award in 2007 for Best Jazz Vocal Album. ~ Michael G. Nastos, Rovi