27 Feb Jazz monthy.com Read Carol’s interview on Jazz Monthly.com Carol talks about “Songs for Lovers”
R&R MAGAZINE, Carol Archer Editor Smooth Jazz “Do you sing along with covers of songs that you know by heart, as I do?…I can’t help myself when I groove to Carol Duboc’s surprising vocal on Sexual Healing which is much reminiscent of falsetto, except that she purrs in her own register.”
LA JAZZ SCENE, Chris J. Walker “After satisfyingly reeling the audience in with her seductiveness, she stepped things up…”
Directly preceding Carol Duboc’s cinematic moment in the film Be Cool (she’s part of a female trio one of the main characters is desperately trying to leave), the singer had a CD release party at Catalina’s. All of You, is the title of her new recording and she in turn gave all of herself for the show.
Well supported by Mark Stephens-keyboards, Darrell Crooks-guitar/background vocals, Tony Dumas-acoustic bass, and Cory Mason on drums, the headliner nearly played every song from the showcased recording. “Empty,” a scintillating funk groove opened the set and was cooly tempered by Duboc’s alluring singing.
After satisfyingly reeling the audience in with her seductiveness, she stepped things up with a tasty rendition of the R&B classic “Sunny.” The band stretched out a little, while the vocalist soulfully soared. She was clearly in her element, but nevertheless threw in a change up with the Beatles chestnut, “Black Bird” done as an easy flowing contemporary groove.
Staying in that mode, Duboc played keyboards and impressed everyone in attendance with the emotional ballad, “I Underestimated You.” The torch-like mood quickly disappeared though, when the singer and band shifted to Latin rhythms with “Moody,” a tune from her previous CD With All That I Am.
It notably featured Stephens and Dumas turning in stellar solos and blowing the crowd away, while Duboc countered with sereneness. Wrapping up a successful performance and CD inauguration, the talented vocalist and her band encored with the pop hit “People Make the World go Round.” The ever-appealing song was given a funky treatment and proved to be a perfect choice for Duboc’s dynamic and engaging singing.
JAZZ PREVIEW.COM, Bruce Pulver “Be Aware! Once you press “Play”, you will want to listen over and over.”