“The best [ Jazz ] artists lend their style to the genre. Carol does this wonderfully, and if this is the first time you have heard of her, it will make you want to listen to her other offerings.”
– The World of Smooth Jazz
“Not only is this new album a way to bring forth the essence of strong and independent women, it showcases Carol’s great vocal talents.”
– BVS Reviews
Open The Curtains has a star-studded line-up of musicians, who not only happen to be women but who are also some of the baddest musicians to grace this planet including; percussionist Sheila E., pianist/vocalist Patrice Rushen, saxophonist Mindi Abair, guitarists Bibi McGill and Jennifer Batten, drummer Queen Cora Coleman, bassist Rhonda Smith and trombonist and singer Aubrey Logan. Collectively these women have collaborated with everyone from Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana and Prince to Michael Jackson, Pink and Beyoncé, and beautifully carry Duboc’s message of female strength, wisdom and independence forward with grace, brawn and undeniable hipness. While seven of the ten songs on Open The Curtains are originals penned by Carol, she chooses to pay tribute to a trio of women who have long inspired her – Nina Simone, Patrice Rushen and Peggy Lee.
The album introduces six new originals written by me, as well as the song “Precious” I wrote and arranged for Chante Moore and three songs written or made famous by female jazz artists including “Fever” (Peggy Lee,) Forget Me Nots” (Patrice Rushen,) and “Feeling Good” (Nina Simone.) On the title cut, I introduce my 9 year old daughter, who is an amazing music prodigy and vocalist!
“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.”
– Lady Gaga