Mort un dimanche de pluie

In 1986, I appeared as a studio drummer in the French film, "Mort un dimanche de pluie" (Death on a Rainy Sunday), which was shot in the Geneva area.
This is a thriller about a psycho looking for revenge and it's a pretty dark film. The music scenes where taken in three days, in a warm and friendly atmosphere, so I have good memories of these days. The rest of the film is pretty tense.
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Improvisation in 3/4

Improvisation in 3/4 with my friend Eduardo Machado.
Our goal here is to experiment with rhythm, so this is just a practice session.
We start with a simple rhythmic motif and we let ourselves go were it leads us.
Anything goes!
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Humid Beings

Frank Gambale - guitar
Tom Coster - keyboards
Jimmy Earl - bass
Mike Fahn - trombone
Alain Rieder - drums

Live in Zurich (Switzerland), 1992

Concert with Pete Oxley & Nicolas Meier

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I played an impromptu concert in Freiburg, Switzerland, on December 19, with Nicolas Meier & Pete Oxley, two excellent guitarists from England, and Arnaud Francelet on bass.

Nicolas and Pete recorded a duo CD, and this is the basically the music that we played during this improvised concert.

Nicolas Meier is originally from Switzerland, we’ve known each other for a long time and we sometimes play together.

Nicolas can be heard here: www.mgprecords.com

Update 2014

Nicolas now plays with Jeff Beck!

Funk Track

Playing along this fun(k) track, to test my new overhead microphones.
The track is pretty short, so there's four consecutive takes.

Awakening

Frank Gambale - guitar
Tom Coster - keyboards
Jimmy Earl - bass
Mike Fahn - trombone
Alain Rieder - drums

Live in Zurich (Switzerland), 1992

Spending Sunday With You

Frank Gambale - guitar
Tom Coster - keyboards
Jimmy Earl - bass
Mike Fahn - trombone
Alain Rieder - drums

Live in Zurich (Switzerland), 1992

New Boots

Frank Gambale - guitar
Tom Coster - keyboards
Jimmy Earl - bass
Mike Fahn - trombone
Alain Rieder - drums

Live in Zurich (Switzerland), 1992


Samba Di Somewhere

Frank Gambale - guitar
Tom Coster - keyboards
Jimmy Earl - bass
Mike Fahn - trombone
Alain Rieder - drums

Live in Zurich (Switzerland), 1992


Europa

Frank Gambale - guitar
Tom Coster - keyboards
Jimmy Earl - bass
Mike Fahn - trombone
Alain Rieder - drums

Live in Zurich (Switzerland), 1992


The Natives are Restless

Frank Gambale - guitar
Tom Coster - keyboards
Jimmy Earl - bass
Mike Fahn - trombone
Alain Rieder - drums

Live in Zurich (Switzerland), 1992


Jupiter


Drums recorded direct to two tracks with three microphones (two PZM mics and a bass-drum mic). Credits for the playalong track: drumless version of the Earth Wind & Fire song "Jupiter", from Zoro's package "The Commandments of R&B Drumming Play Along Book and CD". This is intended as a demo.