27 Feb JAZZ TIMES, Christopher Loudon “Those who believe that lightning never strikes twice are advised to lend an ear…”
Those who believe that lightning never strikes twice are advised to lend an ear to Carol Duboc’s sophomore CD, Duboc. Building on the deserved success of last year’s With All That I Am, Duboc is back with a dozen fresh tracks, including nine new originals, that provide the crystalline voice of hers quiet a workout.
Demonstrating hightened dexterity, she alternates from the www. electricity of “This is No Ordinary Lover” and red-hot, discoish fervor of “I Wanna Love Someone” and purposeful naivete of the self-delusional “Secrets.” Rounding out this inspired collection are two Bacharch-David covers – a heartbreakingly earnest “Anyone Who Had a Heart” and perfectly chilled “Walk on By” – and a spicy “El Gaucho” on which Duboc ably evokes the seductive other worldliness of Lani Hall
JAZZ PREVIEW.COM, Karl Stober “Seduction of voice is so very effective when done with a unique style…”