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Carol Duboc: Open The Curtains

Read "Open The Curtains" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Jazz vocalist and pianist Carol Duboc delivers her eighth solo album presenting seven vibrant originals and three cover tunes on a set of jazz, R&B, funk and Smooth-styled music on the exciting Open The Curtains. Making this a special recording for Duboc, the singer illuminates the power of women by assembling an all-star, talented cast of female players including Patrice Rushen, Sheila E, and Mindi Abair among others. The result of course, is a collection of hard-driving soulful songs with ...

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Carol Duboc: Smile

Read "Smile" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Is there a listening market for adult contemporary music. For lack of a better categorization, that is what Carol Duboc provides on her seventh release, the all-original Smile which she co-produces with Keyboardist Jeff Lober--and produce they do.Smile is sonically, a perfectly quaffed and lushly presented collection of ten hook-filled, expertly sculpted songs that take as much from late Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker and Sade as it does Miles Davis and fellow Kansas City-ians Charlie Parker and Count ...

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Carol Duboc: All of You

Read "All of You" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Carol Duboc has one of those voices that captivates in a quiet, almost subliminal way. Subtle enough that comparisons to other jazz divas are unlikely or unjustified, she won't immediately come to mind when listening to another. However, when her music is on, the listener will take notice. Duboc's voice is light, placid, yet powerful when necessary. The Kansas City, Mo., native, who has a brief appearance in the new motion picture, Be Cool, gives us a mix ...

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Carol Duboc: With All That I Am

Read "With All That I Am" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Carol Duboc has chosen to go with a program of her own songs. This is not unreasonable given her track record as a composer. Duboc has written and arranged hits for such pop stars as Patti LaBelle, Chante Moore and Stephanie Mills. Her album further highlights the blurring of lines between jazz and pop in the contemporary music scene. Many vocalists like Duboc, wanting to create a broader audience base, work pop oriented material into their program. Duboc has impressed ...


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