Carey Frank Pays Tribute To Don And Iris Cornell On 'Something To Remember Him By'

Article Contributed by August Forte | Published on Saturday, October 14, 2017

LA-based musician (and current touring member of the Tedeschi Trucks Band) Carey Frank will be releasing his second album as a bandleader, Something to Remember Him By, on Tuesday, November 7.

Self–produced by Carey Frank, Something to Remember Him By is a unique duo album consisting solely of Frank’s Hammond organ (substituted on two tracks by melodica) and guitar courtesy of veteran jazz player Bruce Forman. This format deviates from the standard organ trio instrumentation of Hammond, guitar and drums.

Something To Remember Him By, which follows 2015’s Keep Smiling (a #1 best seller in the ‘Cool Jazz’ category on Amazon Music), was inspired by Frank’s grandfather Don Cornell, who was a prominent big band crooner in the 1940s and 1950s and passed away in 2004. The album’s title is also a direct homage to Cornell’s 1996 album “Something to Remember Me By.”

Frank inherited Cornell’s rare 1938 Gibson L5 guitar, which is still in perfect working condition, and Forman used this guitar, along with a matching Gibson amplifier from the same year, for the Something To Remember Him By recording sessions.

Something to Remember Him By features Frank’s original composition “Iris Iris” (a dedication to his grandmother and Don's wife, Iris Cornell, who died in March of 2016) alongside songs that Don Cornell recorded and performed live, including the standards “You Don’t Know What Love Is,” “Love is a Many Splendored Thing,” Cole Porter’s “All of You” and Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson’s iconic “September Song.”

Something to Remember Him By was engineered by Sheldon Gomberg and Kevin Smith, mixed to analog tape by Gomberg and mastered by Joe Gastwirt.