Piadrum, 2007, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O’s Notes: Frank (ts) leads a brassy large ensemble performing seven well-developed popular compositions. It was recorded in 1977 but just released this year! It has aged well capturing fine performances of the late Elvin Jones (d), Kenny Rogers (bs), C. I. Williams (fl, as) and including pianist Mickey Tucker who has disappeared from the music scene. We liked Frank’s “Simone” and “Someone’s Rocking My Jazz Boat”. The subtle passion of “There’ll be a Time” also struck our fancy. This is swinging big band music of yesteryear that sparked memories of the past.