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Freddy Cole Quartet

Jazz

Lionel Frederick Cole (brother of Nat King Cole) has come out from the shadow cast by his famous brother, although he sounds a bit like Nat. His phrasing is closer to that of Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday than that of his brother and his timing swings a little more. His vocals—suave, elegant, formidable, and articulate—are among the most respected in jazz.