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Danny Freyer

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.

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.

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).

REVIEWS | QUOTES | ACCOLADES

“One of the best jazz vocals CD’s I’ve heard in a long time”

“I’m enjoying having him in heavy rotation on my stereo at home and on the air.”

Mark Landesman

WWOZ New Orleans Jazz Station, 90.7 FM

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“Extraordinary talent”

LA MUSIC TODAY (Examiner.com)

Brett Brezniak

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“A stellar debut”

“Highly skilled vocalist who can turn a phrase and dazzle you with

charming delivery”

“Strong writing, arranging, delivery and panache

all add up to a sizzling debut.”

“Truly Freyer is one to watch”

ALL ABOUT VOCALS | Constance Tucker

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“Freyer is sure to be compared with Michael Bublé, Steve Tyrell. He should stack up quite well alongside these peers. To my ears, I find Freyer a more attractive vocalist.”

“Pleasant baritone, and really puts over his material, including a few originals that show him to be an effective songwriter.”

“There is a new cat on the block to keep alive the swinging crooner style, and his name is Danny Freyer.”

“Try Must Be Love , you’ll like it!”

JERSEY JAZZ JOURNAL – Joe Lang

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“A resonant voice powering an easy swinging vibe on a load of chestnuts”

“Freyer is sure to be able to pack them in anywhere ears welcome vocalists.”

Chris Spector MIDWEST RECORD

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“Freyer spreads his charm, wit, and elegance disarmingly.”

“Effortlessly 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”

JAZZ MUSIC – C. J. Bond

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“I love your CD and that’s why I played it and will continue to make it a part of future

Jazz Café shows here in Miami”

Ed Blanco, 88.9 FM WDNA SERIOUS JAZZ

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“Danny Freyer must be heard”

“Freyer shows off his vocal chops to good effect on all ten cuts, impressing with his warmth, sincerity, and musicality.”

Willard Manus, AUTHOR, PLAYWRIGHT, CRITIC