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Freddie Fox – Feelin’ It

Feelin\' ItLos Angeles studio guitarist Freddie Fox is an in-demand sideman. One can listen to his signature guitar sound on Marion Meadows’ albums Dressed To Chill and Player’s Club, George Benson and Al Jarreau’s Morning, Walter Beasley’s Just Kickin’ and many more. His self-titled debut album as solo interpret was released in 2003 and received high acclaim.

His sophomore album is titled Feelin’ It (2008). Freddie comments: “These days it takes something special to really perk up our ears here in SmoothJazzland. And I’ve delivered just that! Fact is, I get it! I know what works for Smooth Jazz right now. This one’s a slam dunk, one fashionable track right after the other. So what’s left? You must hear it! * See it * Experience ” Freddie Fox” the gentle southern man.” One can absolutely trust these words of a serious musician. On this album one finds the who-is-who of smooth jazz. Nelson Rangell, Najee, Walter Beasley, Michael Lington on sax, Luis Conte on percussion, and Evelyn “Champagne” King on lead vocals on “Happy Feelings”!, Alex Al, Mel Brown on bass, Michael White on drums, and many more.

The starting title Southern Ways features sax player Nelson Rangell in his typical attitude. Freddie Fox shows his elegance in mesmerizing riffs. A strong back up by horn section Lewis Taylor (saxes), Steve Baxter (trombone) and Johnny Britt (trumpet) completes the professional picture.

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