Journeyman jazz vocalist/pianist Freddy Cole digs deep into a burnished, bluesy vibe on 2014's Singing the Blues. The album follows up his similarly engaging 2013 effort This and That, and also brings to mind the 2010 Grammy-nominated Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B. Backing Cole this time out is a superb ensemble of musicians including pianist John di Martino, drummer Curtis Boyd, bassist Elias Bailey, and guitarist Randy Napoleon. This is urbane yet earthy vocal jazz performed by a true master of the genre.
AllMusic Review by Matt Collar