27 Feb THE JAZZ NATIONS – OVATIONS, D.J. Fazio “Laidback and emotionally-charged, Carol Duboc sings of love and all of the sentiments that accompany it…”
Laidback and emotionally-charged, Carol Duboc sings of love and all of the sentiments that accompany it. Her new CD All of You, features a well thought out selection of original compositions and covers that she offers with vocal insight and a soulful style. Lending an old-school feel to the project is the phenomenal ensemble of Tim Carmon (Piano and Rhodes), Darrell Crooks (Guitar), John Leftwich & Tony Dumas (Upright Bass), Land Richards (Drums), Hubert Laws (Flute) and Luis Conte (Percussion).
All of You is a great record to chill with and best of all you’ll feel like you’re catching a set at your favorite jazz club! From the subtle scat on the covers, Sunny, Ain’t No Sunshine and Blackbird to the uptempo vocal improv on Spirits in the Material World, Duboc is clearly at home with this jazz expression. Easy and effortless, she’s amazing and I’d love to hear a ‘live’ performance to experience it further. She also brings on some attitude with the first radio single, Use Me.
Singing with a touch of guilty pleasure, you’ll enjoy her rendition of this Bill Withers classic. While Love You More Than Life Itself, one of my favorite tracks, takes a bluesy edge and is a very satisfying piece. Listen up for some radio airplay of the romantic title track All of You in the near future. If Duboc seems familiar to you, it could be because of her work with Jeff Lorber, Gerald Albright, George Duke or Joe Sample. Perhaps you’ve recognized the hits she penned for Chante Moore (Precious), Patti LaBelle (This Word is All), or Stephanie Mills (Never Do You Wrong). Undoubtedly, you were moved by her composition I Stand for America, used on a special segment of CNN’s Larry King Live (a tribute to the victims at Ground Zero) and more recently, you may have witnessed her debut on the big screen with John Travolta, Uma Thurman and The Rock in the movie Be Cool.
KANSAS CITY STAR, Joe Klopus “In the zone where jazz meets R&B singer and composer Carol Duboc is already a behind-the-scenes fixture…”