Salvador Dali In A State Of Grace: This improv has a short written melody that is played at the beginning and the end of the piece. I was thinking about the place where Dali went to after his death... he was a pretty weird cat while he was alive, after he died you can only imagine the kind of world he’d go to...
Jackson Pollack At Work: In this atonal burner, the LH bass line presents Pollack’s feet walking around the canvas, and the RH improvisation is reflective of his unique style of painting, using his brush to quickly fling the paint onto the canvas.
Shades of Renoir: This composition was written to Renoir’s painting “Le Moulin de la Galette.” I’ve loved this painting since I was very young, and the mood of the painting combined with the brushstrokes Renoir used always seemed very beautiful to me.
Afternoon In Nahant: This piece was written about an island off the coast of Massachusetts named Nahant. Sometimes powerful storms would blast the island, followed by a surreal , unusually calm weather system.
Like People In Heat: Self-explanatory!
Portrait of Manet: This composition/improv is a musical impression of the painting “Self-Portrait” by Edouard Manet. The painting is dark, moody and evocative.
Allied Forces: This is a war song written about the Allied invasion of Normandy in 1944.
Burning Out: This is a burner based on the changes of It’s Alright With Me. Here I am blowing over the changes in the keys of D, F, G, A, C and D minors, ascending.
I think that this recording is my best recorded work to date and hope that you enjoy it!
—Dave Frank, April 2, 2006, New York City
Special thanks to:
My wife Hari for her patience and devotion; Irene Frank for her support; the incredible Charlie Banacos, who served as musical mentor for this CD; Randy Klein at Jazzheads Records; Dr. Michael McGee for his compassion and dedication to his work; Gurucharan Singh Khalsa for his invaluable counsel; Paul Bagin for his great work in the studio; and Elton Kantor at Hyperstudio.
This CD is dedicated with love and gratitude to Yogi Bhajan.