Carol's latest CD release No Sad Songs For Me
on Soundbrush Records
available at www.amazon.com

 

Carol Fredette - No Sad Song For Me

 

"Vocal jazz at the highest level of execution requires a combination of musicality, timing, phrasing, creativity and intelligence. Carol Fredette has an abundance of these ingredients, and all they all shine through onNo Sad Songs for Me."


-Joe Lang, Jersey Jazz

 

"In sum, this is the ideal CD for listeners who are weary of the usual Moon/June/Disneyland approach to love -- as well as those three-hanky ballads -- but are still passionately in the game. The music on No Sad Songs for Me will also delight anyone who appreciated vocal jazz at it's highest level and in it's most conducive setting."


-Dr. Judith Schlesinger

 

"Witty conversational and swinging, devoid of self-indulgent gymnastics and high on interpretive insight. Salty and smart, Carol Fredette hits you between the eyes, but also reaches your heart."


-Amazon.com


What the Critics are Already Saying:


We last heard from vocalist Carol Fredette on her first Soundbrush recording,Everything in Time (2009). Her repertoire was replete with, ..."Light latin jazz, humid islands, and secure mainstream treatments." Fredette remains true to this mix of styles on No Sad Songs For Me, specifically addressing all songs of upbeat content, if not tempo. These songs are upbeat and the universal mood of this recording is supercharged positive.

Fredette commands Bob Merrill's "It's Good to be Alive" and Irving Berlin's "The Best Thing for You." The former, she treats as a delicate ballad and the latter, Latin-infused and simmered on high heat. The Cahn-Van Heusen chestnut "To Love and Be Loved" is gently rendered as a perfect cocktail hour ballad. Fredette's support is solid, providing the singer an environment for her pristine vocal delivery of this most attractive recital.

-C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz / February 10, 2014

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Songstress Carol Fredette, veteran of the New York jazz scene, is out with her new album on February 11, a 14-tune collection called No Sad Songs For Me. Working with an all-star group of musical talent, she puts her own stamp on classics from the likes of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and George Gershwin, in reliably cooking arrangements by bassist David Finck. Among the album's highlights are the title song, a Finck original, Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Chovendo Na Roseira," and her take on "No Regrets," a tune made famous by Billie Holiday, which closes the set

- Seattle Pi

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"Witty, conversational, and swinging, devoid of self-indulgent gymnastics,and high on interpretive insight! Salty and smart, Carol Fredette hits you between the eyes, but also reaches your heart.
A spirited and positive set of songs, performed by master musicians who know how to have fun.
Produced by bassist David Finck, this album is a wonderful set of songs in the Swing and Brazilian styles."

- Amazon.com
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"No Sad Songs for Me (Soundbrush - 1028) is a welcome new entry from vocalist CAROL FREDETTE. She has been one of the most undeservedly under-recorded jazz artists in recent years, and any new chance to enjoy her vocal artistry at the push of a button is a great plus for lovers of the hip vocalizing.... No matter whether she is getting to the heart of a ballad or swinging her forever off, Fredette respects and finds the essence of each lyric that she sings. Her voice is full of warmth and intimacy, lending a feeling of knowing worldliness to her singing. Vocal jazz at the highest level of execution requires a combination of musicality, timing, phrasing, creativity and intelligence. Carol Fredette has an abundance of these ingredients, and they all shine through on No Sad Songs for Me (www.soundbrush.com)."

- Joe Lang / CD Review: Jersey Jazz, February 2014 issue

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"A solid swinging vocalist whose power hasn't dimmed after more than 40 years in the game, Fredette's smoky voice and unaffected delivery will get you at hello.
With David Finck, bass (who also produced and arranged the session), Helio Alves, piano; Andy Ezrin, piano; Dario Eskenazi, keyboards; Kevin Winard, drums / percussion; David Mann, reeds; Tony Kadleck, trumpet; Michael Davis, trombone and Bob Mann, guitar on board to give this a unique four on the floor samba feel, this rightfully and righteously admired vocalist by those in the know burnishes the legend that much deeper. Killer stuff from a top shelf vocalist that's lived the life."

- Chris Spector / Editor and Publisher Midwest Record

 


 

PHOTOS FROM CD RELEASE PARTY AT IRIDIUM
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Carol Fredette Iridium
Carol Fredette
Carol Fredette Band Iridium
From left to right, on Tenor: Bob Malach; Trumpet: Barry Danielian, Piano: Helio Alves; Carol; Bass: David Finck. Not seen: Drums: Kevin Winard, Percussion: Roger Squitero


Testimonial:

"Being a singer and performer herself, Carol understands how to teach the art of Jazz singing and interpretation of the lyrics like no one else!"
Ben Cassara, Rutherford, NJ
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Contact:

Carol Fredette can be contacted via email at:
carol@carolfredette.com



 

UPCOMING APPEARANCES


APPEARING AT JOE'S PUB,

NOVEMBER 10TH, 9:30PM,


to celebrate the launch of

James Gavin's new biography,

 

IS THAT THERE IS?

THE STRANGE LIFE OF PEGGY LEE.


Click here for the info
.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

 


--PHOTO by ERIC STEPHEN JACOBS

"She's as good as they come"
Stan Getz


Carol Iridium

Jazz singer Carol Fredette pauses in front of the Iridium marquee before her performance June 30, 2010. On the same marquee, she found it especially meaningful that a tribute to the late pianist Hank Jones was following her into the club. In the mid '80s, Carol worked with Jones and The Great Jazz Trio at Fat Tuesdays,
with Ron Carter, bass, and the late Mel Lewis, drums, and at Lush Life with Jones
and the late tenor saxophonist Al Cohn, with whom Carol toured as well.





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