Frank Proto
John Chenault

Ode to a Giant
for Double Bass and Narrator

A very unusual combining of music and poetry, Ode to a Giant was the first collaboration of Frank Proto and John Chenault. Ode may be performed as a solo double bass piece without the text. However to take full advantages of the possibilities of this work. a skillful narrator (actor) should combine with a bassist who can improvise and play equally well in the legit world.

Ode to a Giant is dedicated to Dizzy Gillespie and is an ideal companion piece to Proto & Chenault's Mingus - Live in the Underworld.

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