Bill Laswell said, “Randy’s guitar playing is, avant it’s “in”, it’s “out”, it’s mysterious.”
When Bruce Lundvall, the record executive behind Willie Nelson, Herbie Hancock, Norah Jones, James Taylor, Stan Getz, Wynton Marsalis, Natalie Cole … formed his own label “Manhattan Records” after his tenure at CBS Records, the first artist he signed was Randy Fredrix and Philippe Saisse in “Doppelganger.”
Randy’s current release “True”, distributed by UFO, includes Bill Laswell (Bass) and Jerry Marotta (Drums), 2 World Class Musician/Producers in their own right. This album has a breadth of expression that is unique. It is a continuing celebration of the electric guitar at its best with ground breaking compositions that span rock, pop, avant-garde and even classical.
“I used to play music. Now I play electric guitar.” – Randy Fredrix
Randy first gained notoriety leading the group “Sun” which was on the original CBGB album.
The group was then signed by A&M under the name “MayDay.”
He then recorded “The Hunter” on Salsoul Records.
“Doppelganger” with the hit “Communications Breakdown” was next on Bruce Lundvall’s Manhattan Records.
He worked with Chaka Khan, as well as producers Arif Mardin, and Giorgio Gomelsky (Producer of The Yardbirds and The Rolling Stones)
His group “Masters of None” played at the Woodstock Festival of 1994.
He lives and records in the Woodstock area.