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Dragonfly Summer

Dragonfly Summer

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by Michael Franks
     
 
Influenced by such greats as Mose Allison and Bob Dorough, the sly and subtle Michael Franks lacks their chops, but has been quite clever and inventive at times. Dragonfly Summer has its moments. Though Franks does most of the songwriting himself, he's often at the mercy of various producers. The CD's

Overview

Influenced by such greats as Mose Allison and Bob Dorough, the sly and subtle Michael Franks lacks their chops, but has been quite clever and inventive at times. Dragonfly Summer has its moments. Though Franks does most of the songwriting himself, he's often at the mercy of various producers. The CD's strongest material (including the haunting "String of Pearls" and the inspired ode to Thelonious Monk, "Monk's New Tune") was produced by the Yellowjackets.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/13/1993
Label:
Reprise / Wea
UPC:
0093624522720
catalogNumber:
45227

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Franks   Primary Artist,Banjo,Guitar,Vocals
Gil Goldstein   Conductor,Keyboards
Toninho Horta   Guitar
Steve Khan   Guitar
Dave Koz   Alto Saxophone
Bob Mintzer   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Marvin Stamm   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jeff Lorber   Keyboards
John Hall   Background Vocals
Amanuel Vardi   Background Vocals
Jimmy Haslip   Bass
Lamar Alsop   Background Vocals
Ronald Carbone   Viola
Mino Cinelu   Percussion
Harold Coletta   Viola
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Harvey Estrin   Flute,Recorder
Lawrence Feldman   Flute,Recorder
Russell Ferrante   Keyboards
Lance Hoppen   Background Vocals
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Eric Benet Jordan   Background Vocals
William Kennedy   Drums
Olivia Koppell   Viola
Karen Krefus   Viola
Jesse Levy   Cello
Richard Locker   Cello
Charles McCracken   Cello
Alec Milstein   Bass
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Steve Rodby   Bass
Nathan Stutch   Cello

Technical Credits

Gil Goldstein   Arranger,Producer
Jeff Lorber   Arranger,Producer

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Dragonfly Summer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Adokwei More than 1 year ago
By far the best of Michael Frank's collections. The music transports you to a realistic utopia where imagination and reality are one and the same. Soothing and soulful. My main favorites are "the dream" and "How I remember you". This album is truly timeless.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago