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IF NOT NOW WHEN is the culmination of Freebo’s successful transition from world-renown bass player to world-class songwriter, artist, and producer. The CD is a combination of newly written and recorded songs, interspersed with previously recorded songs, all re-sung, re-mixed, and sometimes re-orchestrated. Freebo’s revealing and poetic lyrics are beautifully supported and emotionally enhanced by the varied styles of music he has played with so many of the legends of Rock ‘N’ Roll, artfully producing his songs by focusing on his acoustic guitar and voice with tastefully augmented instrumentation, including his iconic fretless bass. A rare combination of musical sophistication and lyrical wisdom, IF NOT NOW WHEN is an inspiring, motivational, deeply revealing, and often humorous look into a kind, thoughtful, and artistic soul whose musical imprint has been memorably embedded in the last six decades of American music.
IF NOT NOW WHEN begins with the self-reflective and powerful mid-tempo song, I Ain’t Runnin’ No More, a sign of the CD’s revealing look into the very personal side of Freebo’s story. Showing Freebo’s love of orchestration, the second song’s first note is that of a French horn, and it signals the beautiful repetitive three-note-motive of Standing Ovation, already a Freebo classic, rerecorded especially for this release.
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