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Wynton Marsalis on Frankie Presto

November 6, 2015

Paul Stanley, Tony Bennett, Ingrid Michaelson, Burt Bacharach, Wynton Marsalis, Roger McGuinn, Darlene Love, Phredley Brown and film directors Jon Avnet and Mike Binder recount their “memories” of the mysterious fictional icon Frankie Presto, the greatest guitar player of all time, and the title character of Mitch Albom’s newest novel, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto (available November 10). A soundtrack featuring original songs by Sawyer Fredericks, Mat Kearney (as Frankie Presto), Michaelson, and Brown will be released by Republic Records on November 6.
A lifelong musician himself, Mitch Albom delivers an unforgettable story in a Forrest Gump-like journey through the musical landscape of the 20th century. “Everyone joins a band in this life,” he observes, be it through music, family, friends, or lovers. And those connections change the world.

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