Tiger in the Rain

Tiger in the Rain

by Michael Franks
     
 

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Strangely enough, Tiger in the Rain would have been a smoother transition from Sleeping Gypsy, just as Burchfield Nines would have been a more natural follow-up to The Art of Tea. For the first time, Michael Franks made an album completely

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Strangely enough, Tiger in the Rain would have been a smoother transition from Sleeping Gypsy, just as Burchfield Nines would have been a more natural follow-up to The Art of Tea. For the first time, Michael Franks made an album completely without the production team of Tommy LiPuma, Al Schmitt and Lee Hershberg, employing instead John Simon (the Band, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen). The recording boasts a large number of celebrated horn and string players, as well as jazz luminaries Ron Carter, Bucky Pizzarelli, Kenny Barron, Mike Mainieri and Flora Purim. Lush, romantic and more experimental than previous efforts, Tiger in the Rain has a seriousness of purpose that faithfully echoes that of Sleeping Gypsy, with less of a Brazilian feel and overall a more somber tone of lost love. While none of its songs has the instant appeal of some of his earlier writing, the album as a whole is as refreshing and meditative as a stroll through a rain forest.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/09/2015
Label:
Culture Factory
UPC:
0819514010722
catalogNumber:
1072
Rank:
31617

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Franks   Primary Artist
Ron Carter   Acoustic Bass
Bucky Pizzarelli   Acoustic Guitar
David Sanborn   Alto Saxophone
George Young   Tenor Saxophone
Seldon Powell   Tenor Saxophone
Ben Riley   Drums
Dominic Cortese   Concertina
Kenny Barron   Piano
Rubens Bassini   Percussion
Errol Crusher Bennett   Conga
Herb Bushler   Bass
Joe Caro   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Paul Griffin   Organ
Bob Leinbach   Organ
David Liebman   Flute
Mike Mainieri   Vibes
Rick Marotta   Drums
Flora Purim   Background Vocals
Buddy Williams   Drums

Technical Credits

Michael Franks   Composer
Howard Silberberg   Engineer

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