Bob Frye

Bob Frye

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Jazz - Fusion | Los Angeles, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 170   
Member Since: 2004
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: Chick Corea, Miles Davis

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Press Info

" An ear for the unique, and the guts to take it to the edge "
" An interstellar aural experience thats just begging to be played over "
" Dripping with evocative mood "
" Finely crafted solo explorations, heartfelt and commanding at the same time "
" It's not difficult to go on the musical journey with you "
" At times reflective, at times aggressive, I find myself lost in the music "
" Well conceived and delivered "
" Very interesting and adventurous music"

Influences

Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Zawinul, Jan Hammer, Jeff Beck, J.S. Bach, Chemical Brothers, Brian Auger, Herbie Hancock, Thelonius Monk, Robert Fripp, Keith Emerson.

Musical Biography

Bob has released a new CD "Uzoma," where he is joined by Ric Fierabracci - bass (Chick Corea, Billy Cobham), Mike Miller - guitar (Chick Corea, Bette Midler, Elvin Bishop) and Shane Gaalaas - drums (Cosmosquad, Yngwie Malmsteen, B'z)

Read Scott Yanow's FULL review, and order a download or physical CD here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/bobfrye2

As founder of the San Diego jazz-fusion group "Purl," Bob has performed his original compositions as the opening act for artists including: Jeff Lorber, Lee Ritenour, Airto & Floria Purim, Larry Carlton, Stephane Grappelli, Jaco Pastorious, and Seawind.

At UCSD, Bob studied jazz improvisation with the great jazz trombonist Jimmy Cheatham. He also studied music composition with Roger Reynolds, John Cage, and Pauline Olivieros while enrolled in the Master's program at USCD, in LaJolla, California. He worked extensively in the graduate Electronic Music Studio which featured a huge Buchla 200 series modular synthesizer and an equally large Moog Model IIIC modular synthesizer.

As Product Manager for Yamaha, Bob worked closely with major performing and recording artists during the development and introduction of new musical synthesizers. He has produced commercial music, sound design, and underscores for various commercial clients, and has programmed voice and sample libraries for recording artists and major manufacturers.

Bob previously earned a Bachelors Degrees in Performance and Composition from the University of New York at Fredonia. Bob was one of the first to work in the schools electronic music studio that featured a then brand-new Moog Model IIIC modular synthesizer, and in the school's 24 track music recording studio.
Bob has for many years performed in solo improvised jazz settings.