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oFF tHE tOP: standards 1
Frank Singer

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12 jazz standards, direct-to-disc

oFF tHE tOP: standards 1 is guitarist Frank Singer's debut solo album. Recorded directly to CDRW, this CD is live, in the sense that the performances are true, beginning-to-end cuts with no overdubs or "fixes". Frank plays with a steady time and a deep sense of traditional jazz guitar. The concept of the album is essentially a set of standards as they would be played in performance.

oFF tHE tOP: standards 1, 12 tracks of music, will easily bear multiple listenings.


disk 1

There Will Never Be Another You........
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Manha De Carnaval...........................
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Don't Get Around Much Anymore.......
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Have You Met Miss Jones.................
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Watch What Happens.......................
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My Romance....................................
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All The Things You Are......................
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Miami Beach Rhumba.......................
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Body And Soul.................................
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Straight No Chaser...........................
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Maiden Voyage................................
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Donna Lee.......................................
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composer(s)

Warren, Gordon

Sigman, Bonfa

Russell, Ellington

Hart, Rodgers

Gimbel, Legrand

Hart, Rodgers

Hammerstein II, Kern

Fields, Camachu, Gamse

Heyman, Sour, Eyton, Green

Monk

Hancock

Parker

 

liner notes

Solo jazz guitar.

Scary.

There's no cheating, no taking breaks during other solos, just you and the tune. It's a cross between lovemaking and wrestling, with no one to blame but yourself when you lose the match. Just when you think you're safe, the bridge comes around, and you're lost again.

I first began playing solo in restaurants and hotels. Then in places where people might actually pay attention to what I was doing. When they know the tune, that's when you know you're in trouble.

Actually, that's when they know you're in trouble.

Really, that's all part of the fun. To honor the tune and yet leave it wide open to anything; this is the key. Then, anything can happen. That's the good part of why you get into trouble. I guess that means that taking the risk is the same as having the adventure.

Music is a bit like life.

Scary.

But fun.

10-02-2001

 


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the player

Frank Singer - solo jazz guitar
artist website:
franksinger.com
cd website:
standards-1.com

credits

production, engineering, mastering.....
     Frank Singer
cover design.....Frank Singer
recorded direct to disc
Naked Kitty Productions
cd duplication by FAR

NKP OTS1 2001