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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Frank Macchia: Grease Mechanix

Read "Grease Mechanix" reviewed by Jack Bowers

One thing that must be said about Frank Macchia (well, two things, actually)--he's a wild and crazy composer / bandleader whose satchel is always overflowing with splendid musical surprises. On his new album, Grease Mechanix, Macchia goes funky in a New Orleans brass band manner, employing a seventeen-piece ensemble comprised of some of the best sidemen ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Frank Macchia: Frank Macchia's Swamp Thang

Read "Frank Macchia's Swamp Thang" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

You never can tell what some jazz guys have up their sleeves. Los Angeles-based reedman Frank Macchia has worked extensively in television and movies, while maintaining a busy jazz career. His two orchestral jazz outings--Emotions (2006) and Landscapes (2008)--each garnered Grammy nominations, and he has also offered up two very distinctive jazz re-imaginings of traditional fare ...

Ed Puddick Big Band / Frank Macchia / Rick Wald NY 16

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Ed Puddick Big Band

Guys & Dolls

Diving Duck Records

2010

The late Frank Loesser wrote at least 700 songs, more than a dozen of which are included in the score for the smash musical Guys and Dolls, which, believe it or not, opened on Broadway more than sixty years ago, ...

Frank Macchia: Son of Folk Songs for Jazzers

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Composer/arranger Frank Macchia explores twelve more American folk songs and their reinterpretation through jazz on Son of Folk Songs for Jazzers, a follow-up to his critically acclaimed Folk Songs for Jazzers (Cacophony, 2010), for which he received his third Grammy nod in the Best Instrumental Arrangement category. As with the first album, Macchia uses a fourteen-piece ...

Frank Macchia: Son of Folk Songs for Jazzers

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Saxophonist Frank Macchia keeps racking up the Grammy nominations. He got his third nod for the award with his big band interpretation of “Skip to My Lou," from his Folk Songs for Jazzers (Cacophony, 2010), following up his recognition for Emotions (Cacophony, 2007) and Landscapes (Cacophony 2008).

In addition to his work in producing ...

NEWS: EVENT

Daren Burns' Onibaba to play Tophest 2011, a benefit to help LA Musician Chris Spilsbury, March 25th

Daren Burns' Onibaba to play Tophest 2011, a benefit to help LA Musician Chris Spilsbury, March 25th

Daren Burns ensemble, Onibaba is slated to play Tophest 2011, a benefit to help LA musician Christopher Spilsbury raise funds to pay his medical expenses for a car accident he was involved in last December 2010. Also appearing that night will be Los Angeles jazz musicians, Otmaro Ruiz and Joe LaBarbera and DJ Christoforo LaBarbera. Onibaba is ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Frank Macchia's Booga Booga Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Frank Macchia's Booga Booga Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Jazz composer/arranger/saxophonist Frank Macchia celebrates the 30th anniversary of his first album project “Frank Macchia's Booga-Booga" by offering the music from the original album from 1981 for the first time as a digital download, available for sale at CDBaby, iTunes and Amazon.com. This band was comprised of some of Boston's best young musicians from 1981, including Frank ...

ARTICLE: MIXED TAPE

Frank Macchia's Freaky Fricassee of Music

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These are just a random group of some of my favorite tunes compiled for your listening pleasure. Not just jazz tunes, but some rock, pop and classical as well. I hope you can check out some of these artists. I really dig them!!

TrackNameTimeArtistAlbum1After Youre Gone3:53Terry GibbsDream Band Vol 12Alabama (Takes 4 & 5)5:10John ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Frank Macchia

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Meet Frank Macchia:

Born and raised in San Francisco, CA., Frank started on the clarinet at the age of ten years old. Soon afterward he began studies on bassoon, saxophone and flute. By the age of fourteen he began studying composition, writing jazz and classical pieces for his high school band and orchestra and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Frank Macchia Grammy Nominated For Third Time and New CD!

Frank Macchia Grammy Nominated For Third Time and New CD!

Grammy nominated Composer/arranger Frank Macchia has received his third nomination for a Grammy for his interpretation of the classic American folk song “Skip To My Lou," in the Best Instrumental Arrangement category. The song is from his recent jazz CD Folk Songs for Jazzers, where he reinterprets traditional American folk songs. He also is releasing a follow ...


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