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A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.

Leopold Stokowski

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Visit this site at your leisure. Allow your memories to be massaged and enjoy this reflection on a wide volume of work. The view is that of an insider to some of the most memorable artists in music and film. Enjoy Ron's discography and reflection as conductor, arranger, studio musician, artist ...and a very funny guy. Check out the latest happenings including the birth of Stone Barn Records. Meet the great new acts Ron is lending his experience and by all means feel free to use the Contact form to catch-up on some memories or just say hello.

Attended and assisted Master classes with Igor Stravinsky and Aaron Copland and studied with Paul Creston. Received over 30 gold and platinum albums as an arranger-producer in the record industry. Received an Emmy award for his musical score "This Was America" created for the NBC series with William Shatner Arranged or produced recordings for notable artists, including John Lennon, Diana Ross, Kiss, The Monkeys, The Rolling Stones, Janis Ian, Neil Diamond, Dusty Springfield, and Grace Slick (Jefferson Starship). Specializes in music in American culture: Blues, Jazz, Rock & Roll, American Musical Theatre, and Performance

The Chesapeake Juke Box Band[Say, didja hear the one about the Beatle freaks and the Pink Floyd freak who walk into The Record Plant and make a rather astounding album?] [Buy it!]

Review Excerpt:

Janis Ian Darker still are "In the Winter" and the abject loneliness of "Tea and Sympathy" -- both of which feature some engaging arrangements courtesy of famed arranger/conductor Ron Frangipane, whose clients include Melanie and Townes Van Zandt as well as both John Lennon and Yoko Ono.