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Frank Portolese

I come from Mishawaka, Indiana. When I was 10 years old I saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan TV show. The next day we were all on the playground during recess deciding what instruments we were going to play in the band we were going to form. I was going to play harpsichord but that didn't work out. Now my buddy Chuck had a $20 acoustic guitar with a big note painted on the top. He showed me some chords, and after his parents bought him a nice Gibson SG Chuck let me borrow the big note guitar and his chord book. I remember that the "D" chord was really hard for me. In those days I would take the AM radio from the kitchen into my bedroom and listen to the music on WLS and WCFL every night


Plectrum Jazz Guitar Solos

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011
Track listing: Over the Rainbow; Topsy; As Time Goes By; Limehouse Blues; Saint Louis Blues; It's the Talk of the Town; The Sweetest Sounds; New Orleans; Black and Tan Fantasy; Stardust; There Will Never Be Another You; America the Beautiful.


Article: Album Review

Frank Portolese: Plectrum Jazz Guitar Solos

Read "Plectrum Jazz Guitar Solos" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Solo jazz guitar is a harsh and unforgiving lover. The piano provides a more complete performance experience as a solo instrument for technical reasons, though this same completeness can be achieved on guitar by a precious few, talented enough to achieve such artistic parity. Add to this the stipulation that a plectrum (guitar pick) be used ...


Ain't Love a Kick: The Unforgettable Songs of Sammy Cahn

Label: Late Nite Records
Released: 2002
Track listing: Ain't That a Kick in the Head; Everybody Has the Right to Be Wrong; The Second Time Around; Please Be Kind; I'll Only Miss Her When I Think of Her; Day By Day; Star; All My Tomorrows; Time after Time; Until the Real Thing Comes Along; My Kind of Town; The Things We Did Last Summer; Be My Love


Last Call

Label: Southport Records
Released: 2001
Track listing: The More You Talk (The Less I Listen); Burn Unit; These Foolish Things; E.S.P.; Milestones; Virgo; Room 608; Inner Urge; Quintin; The Dance; Last Call.


Article: Album Review

Frank Portolese: Last Call

Read "Last Call" reviewed by Jim Santella

This is a guitar lover’s album. Frank Portolese plays standards as they’ve been done before and he also turns it loose with a free spirit and a loose structure. Alternating groups, the guitarist works standards with piano trio for six tracks, stretches out with Brian Sandstrom and Rusty Jones for four, and paints the title track ...


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