Rick Frank: You and the Night and the Music


You and the Night and the Music


Rick Frank (drums)


Yellow Mountain (Decker Creek Records)

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Rick Frank (drums),

Brad Hatfield (piano, keyboards), Jim Robitaille (guitar), Oscar Stagnaro (bass), Paulo Stagnaro (percussion)


Composed by A. Schwartz & H. Dietz


Recorded: 2008


Rating: 84/100 (learn more)

New England Conservatory alumnus drummer Rick Frank, a student of drum master Alan Dawson, works with Peruvian bassist Oscar Stagnaro and his percussionist brother Paulo for a short but telling straight- ahead rendition of this standard. Hatfield states the melody in the opening before Stagnaro is featured mid-tune with a subtle but effective bass solo. That is followed by the flowing guitar of Robitaille, who comfortably darts around the rhythm section of Frank and the brothers Stagnaro. The tune ends with a return of Hatfield on piano restating the melody and embellishing it to the coda.

Reviewer: Ralph A. Miriello

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