Everything in Time

Everything in Time

by Carol Fredette

CD

Overview

Carol Fredette has been singing in the club and cabaret circles of New York City for many years, her unpretentious style appreciated by all who work with her and those who patronize her regular haunts. She's clearly a big fan of the Brazilian tunes which dominate this CD, with music director and bassist David Finck providing arrangements for such excellent players as pianists Helio Alves and Dario Eskenazi, drummer Adriano Santos and percussionist Mauro Refosco. A two-man horn section with tenor saxophonist Bob Malach and trumpeter Barry Danielian play a strong support role, as Fredette sings this collection of longtime favorites, movie themes, songs of love and regret reflecting the personal ups and downs of her life. Fredette vocalizes in a controlled range, not pushing the envelope too much nor straining for high notes, and is up in the production mix. She's mature and comfortable in the lower registers of her instrument without sounding forced, catty, or phony on a sexual level. Samba is the main rhythm used, whether on Bob Dorough's curious love inquisition "Without Rhyme or Reason," the understated treatment of the standard "Dream Dancing," the simple horn backed treatment on "Pieces of Dreams," or the upbeat take of a Kenny Loggins tune "Wait a Little While." Malach gets his licks in frequently, and he sounds great on his own or with the trio during the witty waltz version of "The Way You Look Tonight." Fredette has fun in falsetto quacking for "O Pato" with the lyrics of Jon Hendricks, and is in a campy mood for "A Fine Romance." At times maudlin emotionally, she's positively breathy during the reflective ballad "Last Night When We Were Young," talked further down by the great drumming of Victor Lewis. One of her more interesting choices "Love Thy Neighbor" was a hit for Bing Crosby, but here it's John Coltrane's arrangement, with saxophonist Aaron Heicke helping. Finck is always marvelous, and Fredette is lucky to have him by her side -- maybe a duet album would be a good idea. Apparently, according to the inner art work, Fredette's favorite time is ten o'clock, a.m. and p.m., indicative of this late night and "mid" morning approach to jazz singing.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/10/2009
Label: Soundbrush Records
UPC: 0884501056830
catalogNumber: 1016

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carol Fredette   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bob Malach   Saxophone
Victor Lewis   Drums
Barry Danielian   Trumpet
Dario Eskenazi   Piano
Andy Ezrin   Piano
Leonardo Amuedo   Guitar
Helio Alves   Piano
Mauro Refosco   Percussion
Adriano Santos   Drums
Aaron Heicke   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Kenny Loggins   Composer
Cy Coleman   Composer
Bob Dorough   Composer
Michel Legrand   Composer
Gene Lees   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Benny Carter   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Larry Dunlap   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
David Finck   Arranger,Audio Production
Mack Gordon   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Jon Hendricks   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Vitor Martins   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Harry Revel   Composer
Fran Landesman   Composer
Jayme Silva   Composer
Neuza Teixeira   Composer
Van Lins   Composer
Eva Loggins   Composer

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