Christian Musicians United

“Another noteworthy artist in the Gospel-jazz scene is New York based vocalist, Fred Farell, who recently sent me a tape tagged simply “Live—At the Solid Rock Café, May 21, 1993.” The recording features an excellent back-up ensemble called “JazzLite” consisting of Jeff Kruh on piano, Donald Hanson on saxophones, Jonathan Gilley on bass, and John Moriarty on drums. Vocally, Fred’s voice is smooth, clear and high register; kind of like Neil Sedaka meets Mel Torme. Altogether, this is a real nice tape for jazz enthusiasts. Lyrically it is 100% Gospel with an emphasis on praise.”

Sal Baldino, Christian Musicians United

Rebecca Brooker