Freddy has an impeccable sense of swing… he is, overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive.
– The New York Times
You simply don’t encounter phrasing as nonchalant yet polished as this anymore. It takes a lifetime to learn to make a lyric sound as colloquial as speech, yet as musical as an instrumental solo. Cole has spent his career mastering the art.
– Chicago Tribune
Whatever the accompaniment, Cole extracts the maximum from each tune asserting his stature as our greatest living jazz singer. – Downbeat
Above all else, Cole remains the master of the jazz ballad. He lets the song breathe between words, sometime syllables and savors each word. The delivery is not just impeccable but profound. – JazzTimes
Pianist, composer, and vocalist Freddy Cole can take any song and bring out colors and nuances never heard before. – NPR