Jazz / Pop vocalist and musician Mister Fred has announced the release of his full length recording Golden Age. Renowned for his smooth soulful voice and versatility as a musician, Golden Age displays the gifts of a brilliant songwriter and composer. The songs vary in style, from a classic soul vibe ( Rhianna's producer described the track "Betty (A Place To Sleep)" as "Steely Dan and Van Morrision take a road trip to Memphis"), to Big Band be-bop, from a haunting song that could fit on a Spaghetti Western soundtrack to a romantic ballad that will tug at the heart, Golden Age is a musical journey that bears repeated listening. Produced by Andy Bassford and including performances by Grammy Award nominated guitarist Gil Parris; banjo player Eric Weissberg (theme from the movie Deliverance "Dueling Banjos"); tenor sax player Joel Frahm and vocalist Mala Waldron, Golden Age is a gift for music lovers searching for great new songs and music.
CD available at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/misterfred
Golden Age features thirteen original songs including the rocking R&B tune "Betty ( A Place To Sleep)" ; "Green Impala," a swing tune driven by Mister Fred's upright bass; an inspirational folk anthem "Face Of The Dream" and "With You", a swinging big band duet with Mala Waldron.
Mister Fred started writing songs at age nine and sang lead and played guitar at gigs when he was 12. He has played with the Cornell Jazz Ensemble, the Cornell Symphony and a variety of gigs as a freeLance Bassist. After 9-11 the bottom fell out of the music world in New York,and after moving to the Bronx, he continued playing with the Bronx Symphony, The Harlem Renassiance Orchestra and freelancing with jazz groups as called. Over the years, he played with some greats, from masters to younger musicians like Jeb Patten, Joel Frahm, Bruce Edwards, Houston Person, Linda Presgrave, Julian Pressley, and Andy Bassford. For more info. please go to: www.misterfredmusic.com