This very rare recording is truly a treasure. It was shared with me by Barry Kierce who received it years ago from Rick Blanc, a well-known and beloved New York/Los Angeles-based bass trombone player who spent much of his earlier career in Europe.
This is a “fly on the wall” recording of Frank and pianist Lou Levy discussing and playing the tunes Round Midnight and Invitation in the summer of 1978. This was definitely at the very end of Frank’s life in that fateful summer.
It is such a treat to hear these two masters explore these great tunes. Enjoy!
- 'Round Midnight