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.
See Program notes
Read John Chenault's complete text
A recording is available of this work.
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