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Bruno, Frank

Bassist for Esther Phillips who performed on her albums, Best of Esther Phillips (1962-1970), Collectables Classics, Country Side of Esther Phillips, and Set Me Free.

When he wasn’t laying down bass lines for Esther, he performed on other jazz albums, such as the Desmond-flavoured Let Me Tell Ya ’bout Desmond: The Music of Paul Desmond and Desmond’s less loquaciously titled Summertime, Louis Prima’s Say It with a Slap, and Frank Sinatra’s 1979 boxed set, Trilogy.

He also appeared on the compilation albums, Jazz Swings Pop and Sentimental Journey: Pop Vocal Classics, Vol. 1-4.  He also did a set with the Gil Parris Band.

Frank Sinatra recordings
That’s What God Looks Like To Me
(Stan Irvin/Lan O’Kun)
Reprise RPS 49233 (XNY2101S) (US 45)
Theme from “New York, New York” (Fred Ebb/John Kander)
Reprise RPS49233 (XNY 2103 S) (US 45)

Here he performs on Paul Desmond’s “Autumn Leaves” from his album Summertime..