Since her emergence onto the adult contemporary/urban jazz scene in the early 2000s, Carol Duboc has generously shared her wisdom and insight about love and romance in song via both compelling original material and uniquely stylized covers of pop classics.
On her multi-faceted new album Smile, the sultry singer and songwriter goes deeper emotionally than ever before. Inspired by the steep challenges and great joys of keeping a long term relationship afloat, the 10 track collection invites fans and new listeners alike to experience compelling moments along the journey—from confusion and darkness to sparks of daylight and the assurance that no matter what, all will somehow work out for the best.
Carol co-produced Smile (and co-wrote all but one of its songs) with Grammy nominated keyboardist, recording artist, composer and producer Jeff Lorber, who played on her popular 2002 release Duboc and co-wrote the track “I Wanna Love Someone” with her on that album. Lorber invited several of the studio greats who worked on his most recent Jeff Lorber Fusion recording Galaxy to add their jazzy sensibilities and soulful power to the Smile sessions – including drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, electric bassist Jimmy Haslip and guitarist Michael Thompson. Select tracks of Smile feature Grammy nominated bassist Brian Bromberg.
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