Sleeping Gypsy

Sleeping Gypsy

by Michael Franks
     
 
After the success of The Art of Tea, Michael Franks was able to more confidently move closer to the kind of music he wanted to make. Employing a more exotic Brazilian feel on Sleeping Gypsy, with lush orchestration (courtesy of veteran jazz arranger and conductor

Overview

After the success of The Art of Tea, Michael Franks was able to more confidently move closer to the kind of music he wanted to make. Employing a more exotic Brazilian feel on Sleeping Gypsy, with lush orchestration (courtesy of veteran jazz arranger and conductor Claus Ogerman), Franks moved his acoustic guitar work to the background to create a romantic sound with no sappiness. With "Down in Brazil" and, particularly, "Antonio's Song," his ode to Antonio Carlos Jobim, Franks was doing with Brazilian music for the rock crowd in the '70s what Stan Getz did for the jazz crowd in the '60s. He again employed his witty wordplay and evocative storytelling ability on "B'wana-He No Home," a song about a time when Dan Hicks was staying at his house while Franks was away. A romantic, elegant and important album in bringing Brazilian music to a wider audience.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0075992731126
catalogNumber:
3004
Rank:
72476

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Franks   Primary Artist,Banjo,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Michael Brecker   Horn,Tenor Saxophone
Larry Carlton   Guitar
Joe Sample   Piano,Keyboards
David Sanborn   Alto Saxophone
Ray Armando   Percussion
Israel Baker   Concert Master
Larry Bunker   Drums
Claus Ogerman   Conductor
Helio Delmiro   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
João Donato   Piano
Wilton Felder   Bass
John Guerin   Drums
João Palma   Drums

Technical Credits

Claus Ogerman   Arranger
Tommy LiPuma   Producer
Schmitt   Engineer
Glen Christensen   Art Direction
Michael Bryan   Artwork

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