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Derek Frank: That’s What SHE Said
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Derek Frank: That’s What SHE Said

Derek Frank sent us the fifth and final video from his “Live at Palomino Sound” series, which was filmed on November 16th, 2020 at Palomino Sound in Los Angeles, California. Here’s the group performing “That’s What SHE Said”.

Derek Frank: Hunker Down
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Derek Frank: Hunker Down

Derek Frank sent us the fourth entry in his series of videos recorded live at Palomino Sound in Los Angeles, CA on November 16th, 2020. “Hunker Down” was written by Derek and man, it is funky.

Derek Frank: The Trooper
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Derek Frank: The Trooper

Derek Frank just sent us the latest in his video series he recorded live at Palomino Sound in Los Angeles, CA last year. This time around, he and the band take on Iron Maiden’s “The Trooper”.

Derek Frank: Irregardlessly
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Derek Frank: Irregardlessly

Our friend Derek Frank sent us his first video of a series he recorded live at Palomino Sound in Los Angeles. Here’s the band performing “Irregardlessly” from Derek’s latest album, “Eleven Years Later”. I dig the vibe on this new record!

Derek Frank Releases “Eleven Years Later”
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Derek Frank Releases “Eleven Years Later”

L.A. touring and session ace Derek Frank has returned with his first solo album in over a decade. “Eleven Years Later” picks up from 2009’s “Let The Games Begin…” and continues to draw from from funk, soul, jazz, blues, Southern rock, and more.

Julian Lennon and Nuno Bettencourt: Karma Police
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Julian Lennon and Nuno Bettencourt: Karma Police

Julian Lennon teamed up with Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt for this clip which was featured on AXS TV’s “At Home And Social With Nuno Bettencourt & Friends” special. Here’s their cover of Radiohead’s “Karma Police,” with Derek Frank on bass.

Bass Tracks: An Interview with Derek Frank
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Bass Tracks: An Interview with Derek Frank

When you take a look at a list of his current gigs, it’s a wonder that Derek Frank gets any sleep at all. The L.A. bassist and musical director has been busy laying down the low end for Shania Twain, Air Supply, Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers, and The Dirty Diamond, to name a few. That’s not to mention his...

Derek Frank: All Day Sucker
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Derek Frank: All Day Sucker

Derek Frank has some serious groove, and he put it to work on this cover of Stevie Wonder’s “All Day Sucker.” Frank shares that his version is “played ala Marcus Miller, with some fun analog synths and vocoder in addition to bass.” Get ready to nod your head.

Derek Frank: Billie Jean
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Derek Frank: Billie Jean

Derek Frank leads off his bass-only intro for “Billie Jean” in this live performance of the bassist’s arrangement of the Michael Jackson tune. Recorded live in Studio City, CA in September, 2010.

Review: Let the Games Begin… by Derek Frank
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Review: Let the Games Begin… by Derek Frank

Let the Games Begin… is one funky record! It sounds like it was fun to play this music and it’s definitely fun to listen to. It’s a playful, funky, groove-driven, mostly instrumental record that reminds me a little of those 70s jazz-funk records that recorded when the session superstars got together to have fun. Derek Frank is an in-demand bassist...