virtuoso Frank Gambale is widely known as well respected artist
performing with jazz legends like Chick Corea, Billy Cobham and as
member of the jazz fusion supergroup Return To Forever. With more than
20 solo albums in his credit and dozens of other guest record projects
his name echoes like thunder.
In January 2010 he married his soulmate fiancť Boca. The project
Soulmine is Frank's affair of the heart. Frank comments in an
interview: "Boca is a wonderful singer/songwriter and talented
pianist. Sheís just a fantastic talent. Iíve wanted to do vocal music.
Back in Australia I was always in vocal bands and itís something Iím
returning to Ė although Iíve done vocal tunes on my instrumental
records too. Before, I was doing the lead singing, but I wanted a
wonderful, talented singer to front the sound. We wrote ten songs
together. Iím really excited about it."
Further artists on this album are bassist Victor Wooten, drummer Joel
Taylor, pianist Otmar Ruiz, and organist Brian Auger. Gary Coppola
adds some background vocals on selected tracks.
Embedded in Frank's sophisticated jazz
fusion arrangement, songstress Boca expands on Love Set Me Free
her ambitious song talent. Live Your Dream wallows more in the
eccentricities of jazz. All In The Game Of Life allures with
smooth elements before Boca loses herself in the esoteric sound world.
A female counterpart to Rick Wakeman, is that possible?
Be The Change is another song
with a very unique song structure far away from any pressure of
people's expectations. Sun Will Shine is another blow to the notch of
Fusion Jazz. Forbidden Kiss presents a complete change of style
fostering the Latin flavor of Carlos Santana. With Keep Leadin' Me
On the couple re-visits the jazz rock realm.
With her lush timbre celebrates Boca romance on
Saved Me From Myself.
Enchanted Love is a natural continuation and episode. On Open
Your Mind Victor Wooten joins the duo with his very own bass axe.
The real star is nevertheless Frank Gambale, who has opened the
jewelry box of his guitar.
A certain affinity for Boca's vocals as
integral part of Gambale's jazz fusion concept is an essential
prerequisite to love this album.