Sunday, December 02, 2007

FRANK WEBER / FRANK WEBER

Digitized from the original vinyl recording released in 1980 on RCA records.
Format: Mp3
Bit Rate: 192 kbps
ALBUM INFO:
Produced By: Ed Newmark
Recorded and Mixed At: Secret Sound Studios N.Y.C.
TRACK LISTING:
Take It To The Limit
The Old Man
You Can Come Home To Me
Between N.Y. & L.A.
Who Wrote The Answers
Reflections Of Myself
Just Like Everyone Else
Only For Tonight
Between N.Y. & L.A. (Reprise)
THE PLAYERS:
Frank Weber - Vocals, Piano, Fender Rhodes
Tim DeHuff - Guitar
Ron Teirno - Drums
Harvey Auger - Bass
Armen Halburian - Percussion
Frank Elmo - Saxophone
REVIEW:
By Yours Truly
This is a superior effort in many ways, an ensemble piece from start to finish. It's a damn crime that this guy isn't still making records today but for all my searching he seems to have dropped off the face of the earth after this album, his second effort. The album starts off with an uptempo, jazzy version of the Eagles tune "take it to the Limit" and just gets better from there on out. These are obviously all very accomplished musicians and they play up a storm backing Franks tunes.
I'd be willing to bet that somewhere down the line some suit without a tune in his body said, hey, we've already got Billy Joel.......and because of that mindset another giant talent gets lost in the shuffle. What a shame. I hope you'll take the time to take a listen.

CONTACT:
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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Tom, I played bass with Frank for a number of years and played on this album. You hit it right on the nose. The record company, RCA, didn't know how to promote Weber. He had that mellow jazz sound like Michael Franks, but not rock enough for a larger younger audience. Where to put him in the record bin? was the question. He was a very talented composer and pianist. Check out his first album. It was wonderful. However, this album had a hand picked band of great musicians. Contact me if you'd like anymore info. Harvey Auger - habass1@comcast.net

Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 10:28:00 PM EDT  

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