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For Freddy Cole's 84th Birthday, A Downbeat Feature From 2009

For grandmaster singer-pianist Freddy Cole’s 84th birthday, here’s a DownBeat feature I had an opportunity to write about him in 2009.


After breakfast on the second Sunday morning of this summer’s Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, the 78-year-old singer-pianist Freddy Cole, only a few hours removed from Saturday’s midnight show, considered a question about retirement. 2,576 more words


Music, Music, Music: 6.10 - 6.16

Music, Music, Music. It’s a #1 song from 1949, sung by Teresa Brewer,  with the line, “All I want is loving you and music, music, music.” We are lucky enough to have plenty of music here in the Twin Cities. 1,566 more words

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An Evening With Freddy Cole

When I read that Freddy Cole would appear at Regattabar, I knew I had to be in the audience. I never had the chance to see his famous older brother, Nat King, because I was too young when he died at a young age but I did not want to miss Freddy and have any regrets about it. 408 more words

The L-O-V-E of Nat King Cole

Since this column is being posted around Valentine’s Day I thought we would examine L-O-V-E. No, not the word “love” but the classic Nat King Cole record of 1964. 544 more words

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Freddy Cole, jazz greatness

At 83 Freddy Cole still sits at the piano, in front of a microphone, playing his repertoire of songs.
The energy and experience of Nat King Cole’s brother is priceless, with a piano style inspired by John Lewis and Oscar Peterson, and a vocal style similar to other jazz greats such as Billy Eckstine. 6 more words

What´s On In Barcelona

A Jazz Brunch to heat up the atmosphere

Sunday was a glorious day and perfect for the launch of the first Jazz brunch of 2014 – check out the video – a short clip of what the atmosphere was like! 79 more words

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