This compact disc brings together two musicians whose talents complement one another beautifully. Frank Proto (born in 1941 in Brooklyn, New York) is an extraordinary self-taught composer, double bass player and improviser; François Rabbath (born in Aleppo, Syria) is an incredible self-taught double bass virtuoso who also composes and improvises. Proto wrote the three works recorded here for Rabbath, who played their world premieres. Works presented are: A Carmen Fantasy for Double Bass and Orchestra, 'Fantasy' for Double Bass and Orchestra, Concerto No. 2 for Double Bass and Orchestra. Conducted by David Stahl, with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Wolfgang! Chamber Orchestra, and Les Symphonistes de Paris.