“The rarest of entities in this business. By the time I met up with her, she’d already lived five lifetimes. When you look at her body of work, even when she was a teenager, it’s staggering. Most people could have stopped at that point and been legends.
“She’s a really fine musician. You know, you get some of these people who kind of plunk around on the piano; they have talent, but it’s only on one level. Carole knows music theory, she can write lead sheets – her talent is very, very developed.
“She’s also just a nice person. She’s like the quintessential Jewish mother: she’ll take care of everybody at sessions, she’s concerned about everybody’s well-being, and she wants to know how everybody’s families are, all that stuff. A wonderful human being.”