December 14, 2017

Carey Frank: Something to Remember Him By

Jazz organ and melodica player Carey Frank pays tribute to his musical ancestry on his new album Something to Remember Him By. Working closely with guitarist Bruce Forman the record is a reinvention of crooner classics and smooth jazz. Frank's grandfather Don Cornell was was a singer, and he saw him perform many times as a kid. He inherited his 1938 Gibson L5 and that is the guitar that still sounds great in the capable hands of Forman.

Many of these songs have been downgraded to muzak nowadays, but Frank and Forman play them with a deep understanding and finesse. Highlights are the melancholic September Song and the gently swinging I Remember You. The sole original is Iris Iris, named after hit grandmother. It is an elegant duet for organ and guitar, during which the players take turns at playing lead.

Something to Remember Him By is a self-released album. Buy it from his website.

  1. You Don't Know What Love Is
  2. All of You
  3. Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
  4. I Wish You Love
  5. That Old Feeling
  6. For All We Know
  7. September Song
  8. Iris Iris
  9. I Remember You
  10. Tenderly
  11. Make Someone Happy

Live dates:
  • 12/17 Rumproller Organ Trio at Highland Park Bow
  • 12/17 Thirsty Crow, Silverlake
  • 12/21 Bourbon Steak, Glendale
  • 12/22 Casa Del Mar, Santa Monica
  • 12/23 Rumproller Organ trio at Seven grand, DTLA
  • 12/27 Bourbon Steak, Glendale
  • 12/28 The Organ Donors at 333B, Echo Park
  • 12/29 Squashed Grapes, Ventura (w/ Bruce Forman)
  • 01/18 The Blue Guitar, Pasadena (w/ Bruce Forman)


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