3B’s Music, 2007, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O’s Notes: Guitarist Cicala strikes a warm bubbly groove on his first solo album. He’s well known on the Jersey shore where he has accompanied many jazz greats including Bernie Worrell and Charles Earland. Frankie wrote most of the music and enlisted some strong musicians to help him including Chico Huff (b), Bernard Purdie (d) and John Drymon (keyboards). These are mostly mid-tempo songs that facilitate relaxing. Among the best are “Get Hip and Be Happy”, “Wishing On A Star” and “Frankie Plays!”.