" Fred Farell's new CD is rewarding…adding to the Jazz Vocal Repertoire.
His singing is warm, quietly expressive, and really gets into the messages of the songs.
…Fans will find much to enjoy on this rewarding set."
Scott Yanow, Jazz Journalist/Historian
"The mood of the Program is dark blue, solemn, and well matched to Fred's Baritone, and the accompanying Instrumentation…with Farell writing all the Lyrics."
D. Oscar Groomes: O's NOTES – O's Place Preview
"…FARELL is the real deal in terms of Sincerity, his voice speaks authority as does the tender Truth expressed in his Lyrics…and musical arrangements…A performance that regularly stops you…in your tracks…"
"I give Fred, and his fellow master (musicians) an energy quotient rating of 4.99 for this CD.
…One of the strongest Jazz Vocal performances I've listened to yet in 2018."
Rotcod Zzaj (Dick Metcalf Associates/"Contemporary Fusion Reviews)
"Listening to Farell is like stepping back in Time, to mid-20th Century America, when Jazz and Romance were popular. His Sounscapes are like Odes to Love…Farell's "Distant Song" provides enough soothing sounds for listeners to ponder the Human condition…
He is joined by Dave Liebman on soprano & tenor Saxophones, and by Richie Beirach on acoustic Piano." Dodie Miller-Gould, Lemon Wire
Fred Farell "Distant Song"
(Whaling City Sound WCS 103)
Street Date: January 26, 2018
Fred Farell sings the music of Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach
Fred Farell Voice
Dave Liebman Soprano & Tenor Saxophones, Wooden Recorder
Richie Beirach-Acoustic Piano