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Grease Mechanix: I'm So damn Mad
Big funky fun music! Like a giant New Orleans Brass/Funk band with an all star band!
Fried Zombie Stew: Fried Zombie Stew
The music takes the genres of funk, blues, jazz and nawlins second line and tosses in some wild odd meters and twisted melodies.
Swamp Thang: Discombobulated
SON of Folk Songs for Jazzers: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
The opening cut from the Grammy nominated sequel!
Folk Songs for Jazzers: I've Been Working on the Railroad
A preview of Frank's interpretation of traditional folk songs.
Saxolollapalooza: Air Mail Special
A preview from the latest CD with a release date of October 28, 2008. What do you get when you cross six of Los Angeles best jazz saxophonists, the drummer from the legendary band Weather Report and Grammy nominated composer/arranger Frank Macchia?
Landscapes: Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
A preview from the latest CD with a release date of January 15, 2008! Frank Macchia and The Prague Orchestra present jazz with improvisational saxophone.
Bobo Takes A Stroll Cartoon/Animation
The adventures of Bobo, who goes to a jungle, falls down a bottomless pit, gets abducted by aliens, gets chased and very lost, featuring Frank on woodwinds and synths, Mike Plumleigh on trumpets, Alex Iles on trombones, and Dan Weinstein on violin.
March of the Gargoyles- Big Band Jazz
From the Berklee College Recording Band of 1979 this features Ralph Moore (the Tonight Show) and Akio Ueda on tenor saxes, Frank Macchia and Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea) on alto saxes as soloists, as well as Eric Gunnison (Manhattan Transfer). Other players in the Herb Pomeroy-led band include: Trumpets- Mike Plumleigh, Mike Peipman, Marc Kupferberg; Trombones- Kevin Haines, Kenny Crane, Lenny Peterson; Bari Sax- Glen Sargeant; Drums- Tim Horner. This piece won a Down Beat Magazine DB Award for Jazz Composition.
Just Once More - Funk Jazz
Featuring Booga-Booga, this group includes Mike Peipman on trumpet solo and Mike Hatfield on Vibraphone.
Deep River- Chamber Ensemble
A string quartet arrangement of the beautiful spiritual.
Featuring the amazing Alex Iles on 5 overdubbed trombone parts.
Mambo #X- Latin Jazz
This features Rick Walsh on trombone, Mike Galisatus on trumpet and Frank Macchia on sax and flutes. Produced by Eric Jensen.
A fast & furious piece featuring Frank on alto sax.
She's A Mean Ol' Thing!- Big Band Jazz with Vocal
Featuring Patrick Maier on vocal, this also features a great band with Mike Hyman on drums, John Rosenberg on piano, John Hettel on bass, and soloist Steve Campos on trumpet. Also in the band are Marvin McFadden, Mike Plumleigh and Brian Booth on trumpets; Terry Russell, Rick Walsh and Kevin Porter- trombones; Kent Ingram, french horn; John Hoy guitar; and Frank Macchia on all saxes.
Theme from Longshot- Pop Instrumental
This was the main title for a small independent film Frank composed the score for many years ago, and features Tom Bethke on acoustic guitar and Frank on clarinet.
Music from "The Boogerman"
Soundtrack underscore- this was a short comedy film with a dark macabre storyline. Frank plays all.
Space Baby- Funk/New Wave
From the 1980's came this wacky tune featuring Frank's New Wave band "The Gleets". Frank on lead vocal and synths, Mike Hatfield on Synth and electric vibes, Eric Jensen on guitar, Rick Walsh on bass, Don Rowlands on drums.
Hazardous To Your Health- Big Band Jazz
This 16 minute opus was the underscore for a story in "Little Evil Things Vol. 4" and features Wayne Bergeron and Larry Hall on trumpets; Alex Iles and Ken Kugler on trombones; Frank on saxes and woodwinds; Doug Lyons on french horn and Bob Harsin on drums.
The Day I Lost My Mind/Romp & Stomp- Jazz Fusion
This twisted ditty features Rodney Smith on lead vocal for the first half (plus drums) and Mike Hatfield on lead vocal for the second half (plus vibes, keyboards and percussion). Also featured are Mike Peipman, trumpet; Rick Walsh, trombone; Frank Macchia sax; Rick Myers, guitar; Tom Lockett, bass.
Transformation- Orchestral Soundtrack
From "Little Evil Things Vol.1", this features Wayne Bergeron, trumpet; Kevin Porter, trombone & tuba, Frank on woodwinds and synthesizers.
Dreamchase - Orchestral Soundtrack
A demo piece portraying a nightmare! This features Mike Plumleigh, trumpet; Alex Iles, trombone; Frank, woodwinds and synth/percussion; Peter Kent, violin; Steve Richards, cello.