Michael Franks -The Art Of Tea

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Michael Franks -The Art Of Tea

Michael Franks - The Art Of Tea
CD rip | MP3 192 kbps CBR | 1975 | light jazz | 35 min | 1 x 44 MB+ 1 x 4 MB | front and back covers

A seminal classic from Michael Franks – one of those records that's almost a whole genre unto itself, and which set a whole new tone for the male voice in American music! The style here is light and jazzy – almost an evolution of modes first begun by Kenny Rankin, and served up here with a similarly compressed production style that really brings out the jazz in the instrumentation. Players include Michael Brecker, Joe Sample, Larry Carlton, and David Sanborn – all sounding great with a bit of added strings from Nick DeCaro. But the real star of the set is clearly Franks – whose light vocals and creative lyrics sound wonderful next to the electric piano on the set. Titles include "Eggplant", "Monkey See Monkey Do", "Jive", "Mr Blue", "Popsicle Toes", "St Elmos Fire", "I Don't Know Why I'm So Happy I'm Sad", and "Sometimes I Just Forget To Smile".

01] Nightmoves
02] Eggplant
03] Monkey See-Monkey Do
04] St. Elmo's Fire
05] I Don't Know Why I'm So Happy I'm Sad
06] Jive
07] Popsicle Toes
08] Sometimes I Just Forget to Smile
09] Mr. Blue