Rebecca Coupe Franks
Cleo Laine and Jacqui Dankworth
|Fred Randolph (2016)|
|Fred Randolph is a bassist, composer, arranger and educator who has devoted his entire life to the pursuit of music.
Born in Hawaii, it's only natural that Fred started on ukulele. He later picked up the guitar after hearing Jimi Hendrix; and after hearing Howard Roberts, he was intrigued as to how far jazz guitar harmonies might be able to take him.
Trumpet and saxophone followed during Fred's undergraduate years at UC Berkeley, but his real musical epiphany came while studying for his master's at CSU Hayward: the bass, with its endless sonic vibrations and possibilities.
Fred has since appeared on countless recordings and at countless festivals. He has several groups of his own, and also directs number of student groups.
Of Fred's latest recording "Song without Singing", Andrew Gilbert wrote "it's a project that showcases his rhythmic range and melodically charged compositional vision" and "his band features top-shelf improvisers".
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