Let Me Be Frank
Let Me be frank The title of my CD 'Let Me be frank' is not only the title, it also symbolizes my feelings for the music I hold near and dear. Music can trigger emotions and memories. Music gives me the support I need to get through the hard times and to celebrate the good times. No matter what your mood, there is a song that expresses it. Music is always near. Lyrics complete a song and tell a story. Each musician and each listener interprets the song in a unique way, bringing to it their own experiences, memories and emotions. In relationships, too, each person interprets, reacts and behaves according to their own history and background. Music and relationships, they are inseparable. I do not know one without the other. The people we are close to and who influence us the most have the same interests. The actor, artist, dancer, musician and audience are drawn to one another in appreciation of the art and the artist's talent. Music and dance are the only art forms that exist in a moment in time and then they are gone. No two performances are ever exactly the same. That makes music exciting, challenging, humbling and very rewarding. I wanted the music on this CD to be spontaneous, to convey that 'moment in time' feeling. I asked my musicians to come to the studio not knowing what tunes we were playing. We talked over each number before recording, and recorded the first take on all but two songs. The result is fresh, original and creative. It is a privilege to play with my fellow musicians on this recording: Mike Murphy (drums). I have known Mike as musician and friend for more than 25 years. He has taught me that rhythm and time hold the ensemble together. We support the group and we support each other. Theo Meriwether (piano). We met on a gig 10 years ago when I was filling in for another bass player and since then I've tried to have Theo on as many gigs as I could. He listens and guides in and out of changes; he creates a sense of togetherness, security and trust. Gary Williams (guitar). He is my teacher, mentor, friend, big brother. Sometimes I would have given up on this thing if it wasn't for his encouragements. I have been inspired and reflective while putting this CD together. I hope it is as enjoyable to listen to as it was to record. So sit back, relax, and listen to musicians making music they love in the company of each other. I dedicate this effort to David Sebastian Tarantino. Feel free to contact me at any time 262-238-0791 God Bless you all!!! frankie t.