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Bob has just completed a new recording project “Uzoma,” with three world-class musicians: Ric Fierabracci – bass (Chick Corea, Billy Cobham, Dave Weckl), Mike Miller – guitar (Chick Corea, Bette Midler, Gino Vanelli, Elvin Bishop) and Shane Gaalaas – drums (Cosmosquad, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker, B’z). The CD features new compositions and incredible performances by this stellar group of players.

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.

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”The best fusion groups do not sound like a hybrid but instead create their own individual identity and musical adventures. Bob Frye’s Uzoma features his fusion quartet playing on a high level, performing episodic and colorful music that is always joyfully unpredictable. Frye, who plays keyboards, synth and acoustic piano, is joined by electric bassist Ric Fierabracci, drummer Shane Gaalaas and (much of the time) guitarist Mike Miller. The leader contributed all nine originals, some of which were composed specifically for this CD. Uzoma is full of variety and high-quality fusion. Bob Frye’s CD is highly recommended.” “Uzoma” is available NOW at CDBaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/bobfrye2

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“An ear for the unique and the guts to take it to the edge” “Finely crafted solo explorations, heartfelt and commanding” “Wonderful facility and imagination” “Dripping with evocative mood” “Well conceived and delivered” “Stunning improvisations” Taxi Music News

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Uzoma

Self Produced
2015

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