The name Frankie Machine originally comes from the Nelson Algren novel "The Man With The Golden Arm" wherein Frankie is a heroin addict & card-dealer who also happens to play jazz drums. The semi-joke therefore was, that this here incarnation of Frankie Machine didn't feature drums. Until now - in homage to the original, a jazz drum solo extraordinaire


from Francis Albert Machine & Friends, released August 1, 2002


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