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Danny Freyer

DANNY FREYER | REVIEWS & ACCOLADES
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"A stellar debut" - ALL ABOUT VOCALS

"Extraordinary Talent" - LA MUSIC TODAY (Examiner)

"One of the best vocal jazz CDs I've heard in a long time," WWOZ, New Orleans, Mark Landesman

"Effortly straddles the musical divide between big band and bebop.. Unforced elegance..absolute engaging charm.. impeccable timing, warmth, lyrics of profound wit, and impressive vocalese... Freyer shines"
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“Freyer shows off his vocal chops to good effect on all ten cuts, impressing with his warmth, sincerity, and musicality,” LA music critic WILLARD MANES.
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Described as having a classic, yet contemporary sound, LA-based jazzvocalist and songwriter DANNY FREYER has a swinging time on his debut jazz CD, "Must Be Love," with such standards as “That Old Black Magic," “Begin the Beguine,” and ”Stardust," as well as putting his own lyrics to legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker's solo on the classic composition “Yardbird Suite.” Freyer, a rich-timbred baritone brings his original style to song interpretations and also reveals his songwriting talents with title track “Must Be Love, or Else I’m Drunk,” and the upbeat “Tanked as a Fish, Buzzed Bombed and Blitzed.”

Ella Fitzgerald’s pianist (and accompanist to Mel Tormé, Bing Crosby, Anita O’Day, Sammy Davis Jr.), Paul T. “Scooby” Smith (1922-2013) mentored Freyer on arrangements and performance for a number of tunes on the CD.

From its bouncy Jazz standards to the New Orleans Dixieland-infused "Lean Baby," to the extended tear-jerker, "Promise Me You’ll Remember" (The Godfather III Love Theme), with its lush string arrangement and captivating sax solo to complement the singer’s intimate expression, “Must Be Love” takes listeners on a colorful musical journey.

#21 CMJ Jazz Chart, Issue 1351
#2 Top Jazz Adds, CMJ Issue 1345

On this album, Freyer is backed up by such stalwart musicians as Jeff Elwood on saxophone; pianist, Matt Politano; bassist, Roger Shew; trumpeter, Tony Guerrero, as well as the albums producer, Evan Stone on drums. The album also features a guest appearance on background vocals by Dannielle Gaha De Andrea (Australian singer songwriter, top 20 Australia charting artist, first Australian on UK soul charts, and member of international female recording trio The SongBirds).

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