WHALING CITY SOUND
FRED FARELL/Distant Song: Here’s that kind of odd duck you artsy types love. The vet vocalist puts words to the music of Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach, both of whom accompany him here. Talk about a bunch of long time pals really kicking it after hours in a jazz lounge on Mars. Art jazz from cats that never lapse into parody, this is the template for those who want to follow and do it right.