Danny Freyer

New artist, Danny Freyer debuts his first vocal Jazz album, Must Be Love

Described as having a classic, yet contemporary sound, the LA-based vocalist and songwriter has a swinging time 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. Freyer, a rich-timbered 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/conductor (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.

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

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.

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”This is one of the best jazz vocals CD’s I’ve heard in a long time. Danny Freyer exhibits a classic style that made the memorable standards what they are. His CD includes several songs that he penned himself. They inject an ear- catching, enjoyable interlude in the lineup of standards, made all the better since his writing style suits his adopted jazz format well. I look forward to hearing more original songs from Danny Freyer. For now, I’m enjoying having him in heavy rotation on my stereo at home and on the air.

Mark Landesman, WWOZ New Orleans 90.7 FM

DANNY FREYER/Must Be Love: Where are all these male, jazz vocalists that can step up to the mic without embarrassing themselves coming from all of a sudden? With 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

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Primary Instrument

Vocalist

Location

Los Angeles

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

Private lessions. Guitar. Vocal.

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