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Frank Tuma from Florida
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Islands in the Oceans come from upheavals of the earths tectonic plates and from resulting volcanoes. This primitive birthing of islands is continuously occurring. The energy at the interface of the sky, earth and water is always there on the islands and maybe that's why special and exciting music comes from these places. I'm always drawn to the islands where my emotions run wild and music flows out of me. Being on an island while this birthing is taking place stirs up very primitive feelings and you feel the rhythms of the cosmos and you will do something creative. While attending college, I played at various bars and resorts to help pay for my education as a physicist. This valuable exposure to the life of working musicians convinced me to continue my education and make my way in the world of science. However, life throws interesting curves, and my goals and objectives were tinkered with and music never left the scene. Between extensive business travel and sailboat racing, I was introduced to Central and South America and most of the islands, especially in our hemisphere. Their rhythms and melodies never left me, until they exploded into a never-ending outpouring of musical compositions and a need to share them. Florida sailing out of Cape Canaveral brought the Bahamas and all of its delicious and outrageous counter beats into my music while the endless surf beating on the hot sands of hundreds of islands brought me their catchy melodies floating on the wind. New Orleans and space rockets brought a mix of sound as tasty as the foods served behind old and rustic exteriors surrounding antique furnishings and indoor courtyards, and the beat goes on. While in Houston, I found myself playing the vibraphones and keyboards with a Hawaiian music group. This added a new musical dimension and lifelong friends who helped me pursue island music beyond my known boundaries. Science taught me about the boundless energy in the universe; traveling by sailboat to hundreds of islands and Central and South America provided me musical experiences well beyond the reach of classrooms, TV and high tech studies. The creation of music, in my case, is based on the emotional settings and my response to them. This surely produces a uniqueness and originality not found very often. These kinds of experiences never leave me and continuously guide my fingers over the keys.. The energy from the universe, especially at night, stimulates me to compose, arrange and perform music based on all my emotional experiences. I now live on Pine Island, which is located on the southwest coast of Florida. It is a beautiful and mostly unspoiled place surrounded by estuaries and dozens of little islands where dolphins, manatees and colonies of birds live. In this setting, especially on star filled nights, my creative juices flow with music. Please join me and listen to the rhythms of the universe.

Frank Tuma Blog
  Island Pleasures
POSTED BY: radioindy POSTED ON: 01 Jul 2012 12:19 PM

Frank Tuma releases another splendid instrumental World/Latin CD, “Island Pleasures,” that is overflowing with warm and inviting melodies. Tuma has an inspiring talent of creating fresh and original songs that make you feel as if you are on a tropical island dancing to the grooves of upbeat and melodic melodies. The song, “My Hawaiian Flower,” makes you want to kick back and soak up the energy of warm sun while sipping on a cool tropical drink. Another song, “The Way You Move,” is electrifying as it moves with an alluring sensation and will surely have you dancing in no time. “I’m Happy When I Samba,” has a cheerful ambiance as it is richly textured with dynamic instrumentation. If you are looking for some fun tropical flavored songs then you will take delight when hearing the delicious songs on the terrific album, “Island Pleasures.”



  "Island Fantasies" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com!
POSTED BY: disturbed3003 POSTED ON: 02 Oct 2011 05:28 PM

The talents of Frank Tuma shine again as he releases another marvelous CD, “Island Fantasies,” that is overflowing with delightful World/Island instrumental music. Tuma, who is a great composer and musician, creates a collection of songs that make you feel as if you are on a warm tropical island relaxing in the sun. The song, “I Want to Go Home to My Island,” is bright and energetic as the rhythmic beats charm its way into your heart and soul. It really has a fun and inviting melody. Another song, “Limbo and Be Happy,” offers some crisp synth horns riffs and really does get you in a happy mood. “Dancing Under a Latin Moon,” shines with a syncopated rhythm while the acoustic guitar complements the fascinating piano. Tuma really has fun with his music and this CD is infused with exciting melodies and wonderfully textured sounds. If you are a fan of Harry Belafonte or Jimmy Buffet, then you will definitely enjoy the warm and inviting songs on the album, “Island Fantasies.”

-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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  New Blast! Island Frank: Island Fantasies
POSTED BY: radioindy POSTED ON: 30 Sep 2011 11:33 AM

  Island Frank: Island Fantasies
The Island Music on this Cd will definetely assist you in fantasizing that you are on a beach listening and dancing to the very colorfull and exciting rhythmic music that you associate with beautiful and isolated far away places.
Genre: World: Island
Release Date: 2011



  "Island Beats" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com
POSTED BY: disturbed3003 POSTED ON: 04 Jul 2011 11:35 AM

You will be dancing to the beats as you listen to the marvelous Latin/Salsa music on the fantastic CD, “Island Beats,” by talented musician Frank Tuma. Tuma has created a well crafted collection of rhythmic instrumental songs that makes one feel as if they are enjoying a warm summer day on a tropical island. Opening up the CD, “Cuban Salsa,” will get your body moving with lively syncopated beats that float around the energetic melody. “I’ll Find You Again,” has a crisp piano that plays the melody with a vibrant flair. You will get a wonderful taste of Latin Jazz on the song, “Salsa With My Jazz,” as this song sparkles with bouncy energy. If you are searching for fun and upbeat Latin/Salsa music to liven up a party, then pop in the excellent album, “Island Beats,” as you will be up and dancing in no time.

-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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  New Blast! Frank Tuma: Island Beats
POSTED BY: radioindy POSTED ON: 24 Jun 2011 07:51 AM

Frank Tuma: Island Beats
The title of this CD was driven by the outstanding rhythms and beats provided by Island instruments. If exotic rhythms turn you on, this CD is for you. Genre: Latin: Salsa Release Date: 2011



  New Mega Blast from RadioIndy!
POSTED BY: radioindy POSTED ON: 24 Jun 2010 06:53 PM
Island Frank: Island Attitudes When you hear this music you will instantly want to dance and hear more. You feel like you are on or near a beach with a cooling breeze kissing your skin, some songs make you feel like you are in the moon light and others in the warm sun. Genre: World: Caribbean Release Date: 2010

  "Island Ecstasy" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com!
POSTED BY: momof5pacs POSTED ON: 26 Oct 2009 04:57 PM

“Island Ecstasy,” the new CD from Frank Tuma, is designed to transport us all to the warm Caribbean Islands. It is an instrumental album replete with all the variety of Caribbean style percussive instruments, guitars, and piano, accompanied with a heavy emphasis upon the upbeat and expressive steel drum. On the first track, “Caribbean Dancing,” there is a quick and excited beat over which we hear talented steel drumming played at a speed that will baffle and excite the ears. “A Bit of Africa in the Caribbean” is a song that lives up to its title as it is a cool blend of African and Island drum sounds, with flutes and steel drums doing the singing. For the song, “Living My Dreams,” Frank slows it down a little and uses his island rhythms as a relaxant. Whether you are already a fan of the sounds of the Caribbean Islands, or appreciate when an album attempts to mentally transport you to another place, then you should give the "Island Ecstasy" CD a try.

-Sean B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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  New Release from RadioIndy
POSTED BY: radioindy POSTED ON: 21 Oct 2009 06:20 PM

Island Frank: Island Ecstasy
This CD is true to its name because it takes some of the best types of Caribbean music and provides examples of breathtakingly lavish sounds.

 



  "Island Birth" by Frank Tuma (Latin Artist from Florida(FL))
POSTED BY: momof5pacs POSTED ON: 08 Apr 2009 06:49 PM

RadioIndy is pleased to present Frank Tuma with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Island Birth"

Sink your toes in the sand and order up a tall tropical drink as you sit back and enjoy the refreshing “Island Birth” by Frank Tuma. Tuma has compiled a wonderful selection of island music splashed with flavorful textures of Latin and jazz. Production is first-rate as the multi-layered instruments are well mixed and tempos are moderate with an uplifting spirit. The zest of each instrument really brings forth the essence of a tropical paradise and invigorates one’s mind and body. “Wild Bossa Nova” is an exciting arrangement in a call-and-response form from the bright synth horns and guitar. A striking synth brass section carries a delightful melody in “New York Salsa” as the percussion keeps a solid beat. Bob Marley and/or Harry Belafonte fans will want to check out “Island Birth,” as it is an engaging collection of energetic Latin/jazz music from a tropical setting.

-Diane And the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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  "Island Birth" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com
POSTED BY: EricLawrence POSTED ON: 10 Jan 2009 08:44 PM

Sink your toes in the sand and order up a tall tropical drink as you sit back and enjoy the refreshing “Island Birth” by Frank Tuma. Tuma has compiled a wonderful selection of island music splashed with flavorful textures of Latin and jazz. Production is first-rate as the multi-layered instruments are well mixed and tempos are moderate with an uplifting spirit. The zest of each instrument really brings forth the essence of a tropical paradise and invigorates one’s mind and body. “Wild Bossa Nova” is an exciting arrangement in a call-and-response form from the bright synth horns and guitar. A striking synth brass section carries a delightful melody in “New York Salsa” as the percussion keeps a solid beat. Bob Marley and/or Harry Belafonte fans will want to check out “Island Birth,” as it is an engaging collection of energetic Latin/jazz music from a tropical setting.

-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
Check out Frank Tuma's music on RadioIndy.com with link to purchase and links to popular sites



  "Isla Magnifica" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com!
POSTED BY: EricLawrence POSTED ON: 03 Feb 2008 04:38 PM
“Isla Magnifica” by Frank Tuma is best likened to a picture-perfect tropical paradise, musically speaking that is. These instrumental tunes take on a lively Caribbean groove, engaging listeners with thrilling rhythms, native percussion, triumphant brass arrangements, and bright steel pans. The musicianship is high throughout this CD. “Topsy – Turvy” displays all of these delightful qualities, while introducing the captivating sounds of the native flute. “I Just Can’t Leave This Place” shifts vibes rather dramatically, steering toward a softer, more serene acoustic-guitar-driven sound. Whatever the song profile – fast or slow, serene or vibrant – Frank Tuma tackles it with island flair.
-Xavier P. and RadioIndy.com
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  "Island Bars" Review by RadioIndy
POSTED BY: radioindy POSTED ON: 27 May 2007 08:14 PM
The CD entitled "Island Bars" by Frank Tuma is an instrumentally beautiful work of art wonderfully mixed with Jazz and blues with a strong Caribbean feel . This CD is full of classical and traditional grooves combined in a revolutionary way, yet holding its strong quality of reminiscence. The musicianship and recording quality on the CD are splendid. The artist behind this exquisite work is completely, heartily welded in the tunes as he plays with a sense of dexterity, vivacity and wit. His manner of blend of instruments is magical. All the tracks in this CD sound very good. However, we see ourselves playing the track "When the saints are marching" over and over again. Frank's well arranged instruments give this traditional number a contemporarily Latino feel, rich in Jazz influence. The title "In a down and dirty Bar" has a skillful trumpet part and a rich Jazzy touch. If you enjoy hauntingly ethereal instrumental melodies with Jazz and blues flavor, you will enjoy this CD. Pick up a copy today.
-Charles N. and RadioIndy
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