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MY SECOND ALBUM, “TUFF TRAXX”

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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. With a deadline looming, I would often have to write through the night to make the downbeat of a […]

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 BigVJamboree.com 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 […]

JULIUS AND ME

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By Frank “Bubba” Kavelin I met Julius when we were about 12 or so.  He played violin and I played clarinet.  We met in the volunteer orchestra associated with our in-common religion.  I lost touch with Julius for over 50 years.  During that time, we both had raised families and abandoned the aforesaid religion.  I joined the Musicians Union […]

A TALE OF TWO GAS STATIONS

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  By Charles “Fatback” Dickens aka F.K. It was the best of times and the best of times. 1959. Gary Paxton was driving west from Arizona.  He needed gas so he stopped at a station in Mojave, CA.  In the station office sat two kids with a guitar. Their names were Dallas Frazier and Buddy […]

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