27 Feb L.A. TIMES, Don Heckman “…Duboc’s singing has the strength and originality to quickly move her into the top level of jazz vocalists – regardless of genre”
Talented singer-songwriter Duboc has followed up her first album, “With All That I Am,” with an even more splendid effort. This time out, she has included a healthy sampling of her own well-crafted, pop-jazz-styled originals, written with composers such as John Mitchell, pianist Jeff Lorber and bassist Tony Dumas. She is also surrounded with a powerful collection of players, including Lorber, Dumas, keyboardist Patrice Rushen, flutist Hubert Laws, saxophonist Gerald Albright and trumpeter Oscar Brashear.
All this adds -up to and performance that refuses to be limited by smooth jazz references. Beyond her find writing Duboc’s singing has the strength and originality to quickly move her into the top level of jazz vocalists – regardless of genre. The evidence is particularly apparent in the few tunes written by others: a pair of Bacharach-David tunes, “Walk on By” and “Anyone Who Had a Heart,” and a spirited romp through Wayne Shorter’s “El Gaucho.”