From The South Of France: A Great Review Of “Pure Imagination” By Frank Kavelin

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Big thanks to Paul Vidal! His marvelous music site has published the following review: “And then, there’s a delightful collection of 9 instrumentals (8 being self-composed) by Frank Kavelin, called ‘Pure Imagination’, available from most streaming platforms. Frank is Al Kavelin’s son, the founder of the Lute label, and he might well be Lute’s […]

My Debut Album, “Pure Imagination”

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For years, I worked behind the scenes for a variety of major recording artists in the fields of Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Pop, Soul and Country. I wrote my compositions and arrangements out of the public eye. If you are familiar with my name it’s only because you came across it in album credits or in […]


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Lute Records was founded by violinist, songwriter, band leader and music publisher Al Kavelin in 1960.  I’m his son, Frank.  Before my father ventured out on his own, he ran the publishing division of  Arwin Records, a company owned by Doris Day and her husband, Marty Melcher.  They enjoyed much success–until they didn’t.  Things didn’t […]