Charles Farrell has had a lengthy and strangely divided career, moving between music and professional boxing, and recently adding writing to the equation.
Farrell has played and/or recorded with Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, and Muddy Waters. He has managed hip hop icon G Love (who appears on Farrell’s CD “Addicted”).
In September, 2011, Farrell completed a series of concerts and recordings with saxophonist Evan Parker and drummer Jim Schapperoew. “Cats & Dogs” is the first of the series to be released.
In 2007, Farrell won a Hillsborough County Composers Grant for “Cass Street Bridge, Tampa, Florida 2007.” As a boxing manager, he represented five world champions, including Leon Spinks and Freddie Norwood, as well as heavyweight title contender Mitch “Blood” Green.
Since turning a portion of his attention to writing, he has been a Boxing Writers Association of America winner and a keynote speaker at Trinity College Dublin’s “Cultures of Boxing” July, 2011 conference. He is currently working on a
new music/sampling project (“Amusement”) and a memoir (“Lowlife: True Stories of a Fortunate Motherfucker”).