DOMINIC FRONTIERE



Dominic Frontiere (born June 17, 1931) is an American composer, arranger, and jazz accordionist. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of a musical family, at age 7 Frontiere was already playing several instruments before deciding to concentrate on the accordion. At 12, he played solo at Carnegie Hall. He is known for composing the theme and much of the music for the first season of the television series The Outer Limits. In 1986, Frontiere was incarcerated for nine months in a federal penitentiary for scalping tickets to the 1980 Super Bowl, which he obtained through his then-wife, Los Angeles Rams owner Georgia Frontiere. (see bio).


As did Andre Previn, Henry Mancini, Nelson Riddle, Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams before him, Dominic Frontiere studied composition under Hollywood great, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. He also studied conducting with Felix Slatkin. Not bad at all for a guy who started on the accordion! Many folks know Frontiere's work without knowing they know it - from the 1963 sci-fi television program, The aforementioned OUTER LIMITS, or from the 1968 Clint Eastwood film, HANG 'EM HIGH.


PAGAN FESTIVAL is a GREAT exotica album. Recorded in 1958 and released the following year, it should be the next purchase for any Les Baxter aficionado who's acquired all he can of Les's work and is searching for more great listening. We have added seven tracks from his album Pagan Festival to our playlist.
Pagan Festival / Love Eyes
The Outer Limits: Original Television Soundtrack (1963-65 Television Series)

A great American Songbook

A great American Songbook
musical standards directory