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 and educator for over 30 years. Twenty of those years were spent in New York working through the ranks as a performer, educator, composer and arranger. He has performed and recorded with many of the great jazz legends including Stan Getz, Buddy Montgomery, Benny Carter, Billy Mitchell,Don Cherry, Art Blakey, Chet Baker, Joe Henderson, Larry Coryell, Shelly Manne, Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel, Joe Williams, the Hi-Lo's vocal group and many other Jazz Artists.