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Carol Fredette: Everything in Time

It’s hard to believe that a full decade has passed since veteran New York vocalist Carol Fredette served up Everything I Need, a scrumptious platter of Bob Dorough and Dave Frishberg tunes. For this long overdue return to the studio, she harkens back to her debut recording, wisely re-teaming with producer, arranger and bassist David Finck, whose tasteful musicality so greatly enhanced Fredette’s Love Dance in 1984. Well into the fourth decade of a career that has unfairly flown somewhat under the radar, Fredette sounds as fresh and pure as ever, tempering a girlish vitality vaguely reminiscent of Blossom Dearie with a soupçon of Frishberg-esque mordancy and mischievousness as she shimmies through 15 selections from the Great American and classic Brazilian songbooks.

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