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Holly Cole: Holly (Shanachie)

Like San Francisco’s Paula West, Toronto-based Holly Cole ranks among the finest vocal-jazz stylists from whom we hear far too seldom. What once was steady output has dwindled to a trickle, with Holly only her third studio recording in a decade. Ah, but quality beats quantity, and Cole’s unique sound, at once sweet and salty, is … Read More “Holly Cole: Holly (Shanachie)”

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Holly Cole: Night

Though Canadian chanteuse Holly Cole and her longtime trio mates, pianist Aaron Davis and bassist David Piltch, released their first live album a few months ago, five years have passed since their last studio session. In the interim, Cole seems to have shifted focus from delightfully quirky to coolly mature, her voice now tinged with … Read More “Holly Cole: Night”

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Holly Cole: Steal the Night: Live at the Glenn Gould Studio

Throughout most of the ’90s, vocalist Holly Cole and her trio mates, pianist Aaron Davis and bassist David Piltch, could be counted on for a new album every year. But during the new millennium their output became more erratic, ceasing altogether after their ninth studio release, 2007’s Holly Cole. Finally, late last year, the über-tight … Read More “Holly Cole: Steal the Night: Live at the Glenn Gould Studio”

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