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El Dorado

by Frank LoCrasto

released 01 March 2011

Frank LoCrasto - Pianos, Fender Rhodes, Clavinet, Organs, Synths, Basses, Electric Guitar, Glockenspiel, Percussion, Claps, Vox.
Josh Mease - Bass on Marshall & Surf Avenue, Acoustic Guitars on Minkjaw, South Padre, Surf Avenue & Unfashionable Chime.
Ryan Scott - Electric Guitar & Lap Steel on Simple Times, El Dorado & Surf Avenue.
Bob Hart - Bass on South Padre.
Bill Campbell - Drums & Percussion on Minkjaw & South Padre.

Recorded by Frank LoCrasto, Josh Mease, & Pete Rende
All songs written & produced by Frank LoCrasto
Mixed By Pete Rende
Mastered by Randy Merrill
Vinyl mastering by Alex DeTurk
Photography by Samantha Rapp. Design by RAS

Release by Hundred Pockets Records



Frank LoCrasto is a Texas- based musician, specializing in piano and synthesizers.  He has performed and recorded extensively as a side man and leader since the early 2000's. He has also composed and recorded original scores for independent films.
His two solo albums "When You're There" (Maxjazz 2006) and "El Dorado" (Hundred Pockets 2011) explore themes of melancholy, longing, and loneliness. "When You're There" is a mostly acoustic jazz record featuring a small chamber orchestra on 4 out of the 9 tracks. The compositions generally have extended song forms and the record features Chris Cheek, Mike Moreno, Ben Street, and Tommy Crane as the core band. "El Dorado" was recorded in his basement apartment in Brooklyn, New York. It utilizes tube amps, drum machines, tape echo, pianos and vintage synths to create an alchemy of psychedelic and ambient music. Also appearing on that album is Josh Mease, Ryan Scott, Bill Campbell, and Bob Hart. A third self-titled album is set for release in the May 5, 2015.
 In addition to solo projects, LoCrasto has toured internationally with several established artist including Jeremy Pelt, Nicholas Payton, Pat Martino, Greg Osby, Wallace Roney, and James Iha. Other collaborators include: Lapland, Logan Richardson, Breastfist, Tommy Crane, Christina Courtin, Alan Hampton, and Bill Campbell. He has appeared on over 30 records as a side man.