Freddy Cole / The Bill Charlap Trio: Music Maestro Please (2007)
A nostalgic old beauty like "Once in a While is catnip for Cole. With a beautiful lead-in by Bill Charlap at the piano, who's superb as usual, it's a masterful demonstration of using a modest vocal range to maximum effect. And with "You Leave Me Breathless Cole does just that, bringing it home ever so subtly. He's solid, swinging and totally engaging. Here and throughout the blending of Cole's distinctive voice with Charlap's ace trio evolve into one neatly satisfying unity.
Track Listing: I'll Never Be the Same; My Ideal; Medley: Don't Take Your Love From Me/I Never Had a Chance; Music; Maestro Please!; If I Love Again; Why Did I Choose You?; Once In a While; You Leave Me Breathless; There Are Such Things; You Could Hear a Pin Drop; How Do You Say Auf Wiedersehn?.
Personnel: Freddy Cole: vocals; Bill Charlap: piano; Peter Washington: bass; Kenny Washington: drums.
Record Label: HighNote Records