Press releases

 

 

AllaboutJazz 2010-11-03

 

“It is classy, stylish, and timeless. Spanish singer Fede4real surprises us once again with an album that fills the gap between jazz and the urban sound of our generation. Born in a Equatoguinean family, Fede4real is a multicultural singer songwriter and producer whose debut album Funk Temple was described as “Brilliant!" by Graham J Barclay (Soundwave FM, New Zealand). The album received significant airplay in the UK soul underground network and his tour took him to venues overseas like New York's Sugar Bar hosted by the legends Ashford & Simpson.His follow up, Jazzylicious, explores the heavy influence of jazz in popular music visiting sub-genres and fusion styles like neo-soul and funk among others. After the radio release of “Paradise," the first single off the Jazzylicious, every top jazz magazine from Downbeat to Jazz Times has expressed an interest Fede4real's music. And after the seductive funk of his debut album Funk Temple, soul DJ's around the world have eagerly anticipated his new release.Entirely self-written composed and produced, Jazzylicious pays tribute to his mentors like Quincy Jones and Herbie Hancock and cherishes the legacy of the greatest musicians from 20th century like Nat king Cole. A European tour is in the making for next year followed by a U.S. tour in spring/summer.Jazzylicious is now available on iTunes and at amazon stores online as a full album and single tracks.

 

Soulchoonz Review on Jazzylicious  by Barry Towler

“Fede4Real is the alter-ego of Federico Manuel Ngomo Fernandez and following his recent soulful offering, “Funk Temple”, this young gentleman dishes up a real treat in the jazzy form of Jazzylicious. Born in 1981, it’s wonderful that someone of this age is making great music such as this. Having a real ear for tunes as well as being a singer, film maker, actor and fashion model this chap has more strings to his bow than you can account for. Federico really has the knack of a great jazz performer. Take, if you will, a listen to the immaculate crafting of “Paradise” which contains all the elements of a quality vocal jazz recording. Laid back, chilled and sounding as if this was cut live in one take, the vocals are dreamy, almost melancholic and eminently attune to the music that he has created. I think the word we’re looking for is ‘atmospheric’! The melody and attunement of vocals reminds me of the same pattern as Keith Washington’s “Kissing You” – and a perfect song for a candle-lit dinner. Upping the tempo is the title song with some keys tasty enough to remind us of Lonnie Liston Smith and piano that would have Bob James nodding in assent.

In “The Way It Feels” I hear a flavour of Gary Taylor’s recent work, although vocally not in the same league Frederico adds some wispish, ethereal quality to this style and again this comes to mind on the excellent “Searching For You” with it’s seductive spoken intro. “Oldschool mama” sets a scene – I can envisage a very warm, cosy recording studio with Fede and his musicians hustled in and simply laying this down. Fede’s loving this and his vocals are almost ad-lib in style, riffing off and in his vocalising he is surely attuned to what he is laying down. this cat is feelin’ it and that ain’t a bad thing in my book! Vulnerability and indecision are part and parcel of falling in love – should there be such a thing – and Fede perfectly nails this vocally and musically. His performance is wonderfully impromptu and adds credibility to his music. He is, essentially, espousing deep feeling and concerns to himself yet to a wider audience. How clever is this?! Check out the superb synth behind all this and the chord changes that make this extra special. If you have yet to check out Fede4real and soak up what this young man of many talents has to offer!

Barry Towler

 

The Vibe scribe Soulchoonz

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN SOULCHOONZ INTERVIEW

 

 

Solar radio international with Gary Spence, December 2010.

 “ We really enjoy the album Funk Temple and interview with Fede4real at Strawberry Jazz specially the song Ebony Seduction”

Colin Hughes Solar Radio London

 

CLICK TO LISTEN TO STRAWBERRY JAZZ  INTERVIEW  March 2009  

 

WWS MAGAZINE  INTERVIEW,  January2011

Click here to see the interview

 

 

Some testimonials

 

“Fede4real has a nice voice and rhythmic feel. He is a talented singer songwriter and serius about his music career” 

Anne Farnsworth. Jazz pianist and vocalist. Teacher and columnist for Concordjazz.com and regular contributor to Billboard Live, Jazz Notes and All about Jazz L.A

 

"Many Sincere Thanks for the CD" Funk Temple " that you sent us recently. BRILLIANT - EXCELLENT We have enjoyed it immensely, and have added tracks from it to our playlists. Your presentation of music, inside the style and personality reflected in the tracks is very refreshing. Keep it up. Many thanks again"

Graham J Barclay

Soundwave FM New Zealand

 

“ I have included Fede4real’s Ebony Seduction in the best of the year selection of Dazling Soul. The funky jazzy sound in the song is seductive”

Dazzling Soul UK Independent soul blog

 

We like your sounds here at Streetwise Radio!! We have "Old School Mama" playing on the Ultra Mix Blue show. It got 4 stars the first nite which was good. We will ad more songs to our play list next week. I will ad your Bio to the Ultra Mix Blog today.  Great Sound!!

Michael K. Ealey StreetWise Radio.Bay Area CA. USA

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