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THE BUZZ about Fred:

Buzz for Song Without Singing

"An exquisite project from bassist Fred Randolph whose talents as a composer and arranger are what truly makes Song Without Singing an engaging musical experience. Presenting straight-ahead, Latin, Brazilian, and Afro styled rhythms, Randolph designs a varied musical package that will appeal to the most discerning aficionado, well done."
Edward Blanco, All About Jazz
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"Though usually employed as a sideman, he’s released several engaging albums under his own name, most recently Song Without Singing (Creative Spirit Records), a project that showcases his rhythmic range and melodically charged compositional vision…His band features top shelf improvisers."
Andrew Gilbert, Berkeleyside
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"The Bay Area multi-instrumentalist turns his many cultural influences and musical talents into a whirlwind high on his new album, Song Without Singing. Don’t pop this record in expecting the usual play by play of a typical straight-ahead feature. Bay Area bassist Fred Randolph put together a faster-paced strategy that leaves the listener on the edge of his seat"
Carol Banks Weber, AXS
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"In the World of jazz, barriers are breaking down fast. The new album by San Francisco Bay Area bassist Fred Randolph is a case in point…Randolph offers a globe-spanning collection of tunes that…win the day."
Ron Netsky, Rochester City Newspaper
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Buzz for New Day

"...[O]ne burner of a CD...The music sizzles and moves to exciting grooves with the help of a first-rate supporting cast that makes the album a pleasure to hear."
Ed Blanco, ejazznews.com

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“The artist possesses an expansive vernacular...Randolph shines as a purveyor of memorable
compositions…[His] artistry and acute production skills deserve widespread recognition.”
Glen Astarita, All About Jazz

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“Randolph is as good a composer as he is a player...If you like your jazz energetic, accessible and
extremely well played, you will love New Day by Fred Randolph and his exciting young group.”
Curtis Davenport, Jazz Improv

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“Fred and his crew have blazed a trail with dynamite grooves way past perfection. These cuts should
sizzle at any concert venue...A master has unleashed a masterpiece.”
Doug Howerton, Waking State Media

“This is some of the freshest composing coming out of the SF Bay Area...This is what art is really about...Kudos to Fred Randolph for bringing this masterpiece to our ears.”
Al Molina, Jazzer Records

“The writing [for New Day]... is just a great creative achievement….It amazes me how tight and
cohesive the ensemble work is...Talk about some smokin’ music!”
Chuy Varela, Jazz in the Afternoon, KCSM (91.1 FM)

“New Day is ...full-throttle...This is jazz...I love it! This is one of the CDs I would put in my CD box.”
Ken Pruitt, Early Morning Music, KPFA (94.1 FM)

Buzz for Learning Curve

“Jazz bassist Fred Randolph’s debut Learning Curve is a stand out. The conception and execution is sure and mature with beautifully crafted originals and strong performances by Bay Area musicians.”
Turiya Mareya, JazzReview.com

“Randolph’s funky vibe is brought to the forefront…Learning Curve gives Randolph another
opportunity to shine.”
Rob Cline, All About Jazz