Singer and songwriter DANNY FREYER released his debut jazz CD “Must Be Love” in 2014, and the indy album peaked at #21 in the CMJ charts. It was the only debut male vocal on the chart, and only such indy release. He is currently working on his second release.
Described as having a classic, yet contemporary sound, the LA-based vocalist and songwriter has a swinging time on “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.” DANNY 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.