The career of the great bassist Frank Tusa is one of the great mysteries of jazz, as he was only involved in a handful of recordings throughout the 70s. Fortunately, Enja reissued this stunner in 2006. Father Time is Tusa’s only recording as a leader, unless you include Sunday Song, his duet album with Richie Beirach. It makes you wish he had recorded under his own name more often. The band he’s using is basically Lookout Farm, Dave Liebman’s band, which Tusa was a member of at the time, but the orientation is completely different.
FRANK TUSA has been active as a professional musician,composer and educator for over 30 years. He has written original music for dance, film,TV and commerical radio. Frank studied classical bass with Homer Mensch, music theory and composition at Brooklyn Academy of Music. He spent the next twenty years in New York continuing his studies and working through the ranks as a performer, educator, composer and arranger.