Fred Farell – Distant Song (2018)

Fred Farell - Distant Song (2018)
Artist: Fred Farell
Album: Distant Song
Genre: Post-Bop
Released: 2018
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Broken Wing
Lonnie’s Song
Forgotten Fantasie
Tomorrow’s Expectations
Sunday Song
Distant Song


Rich toned vocalist Fred Farell comes up with the creative idea of mixing voice to the songbook of post-bop legend Dave Liebman. The trio of Farell with Liebman, along with Liebman’s long time associate Richie Beirach/p is both an intimate and poetic affair.

There are a couple instrumentals, as Liebman’s soprano longs with Beirach on “Forgotten Fantasies” and floats on the puffy “Zal.” Otherwise, Farell has an Elling-like flexibility on “Broken Wing” and does some stark work during “Leaving.” A languid “Places” and dreamy “Lonnie’s Song” is a triad of creative shadows, while with Liebman’s tenor, “Tomorrow’s Expectations” is a yearning delight. Lots of space for you to insert your own thoughts and take in the lyrics, mood and atmosphere. A charmer.