PASS THE MARTINIS!!!
Darrell L. Lee | Jackson, MS | 01/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Italian duo Gabin has done a masterful job of concocting 10 tracks fused with bossa nova, electro-jazz, soul, blues and electronica. Not quite as dance-floor oriented as their debut that brought us "Doowap, Doowap, Doowap", "Mr. Freedom" still has stellar moments that will have you shaking a tail-feather, like the infectious 60s influenced, "Into My Soul", sung marvellously by Dee Dee Bridgewater, and the uplifting "Just Be Yourself" to only name a few. This CD is perfect for your next soiree of bougie wanna-bes--just make sure they bring the vodka!"
A pretty good dancy/lounge music type album - a little chees
C. Cross | 01/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Gabin's "Mr. Freedom" is a breath of fresh air from most of the stuff I listen to these days, but that's not enough to warrant it a "5". I would argue that it's a little cheesy and repetitive in spots (see the female singer in "Into My Soul" for the first part, and "Bang Bang To The Rock N Roll" for the second). Overall, however, it's a very good lounge music album that I think genre fans will like a lot. I don't have any other album that sounds like it, so I don't know the best way to describe it - I suppose it's bluesy/jazzy early 1900's-ish sounding lounge music (sorry if that was confusing hehe). There are no bad songs here, but I think most would agree that the first 3 are the best songs on the album. The only problem with the album is its slight repetitiveness and it's slightly cheesy and guilty nature, but otherwise I think genre fans will really like it. Overall I would highly recommend this!
"Into My Soul"
"Bang Bang To The Rock N Roll"
"It's Gonna Be"
the rest are good, too, but these are the standouts I'd argue"
M. Huckabone | Livermore, CA United States | 10/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love to listen to music when I cook. This CD had the whole family dancing in the kitchen. Great stuff."