Michael Franks

Michael Franks - Rendezvous In Rio (2006)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 30, 2016
Michael Franks - Rendezvous In Rio (2006)

Michael Franks - Rendezvous In Rio (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 405 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Cool Jazz, Crossover Jazz | Label: Koch Records | # KOC-CD-9964 | Time: 00:52:39

No chance Franks is going to change the formula now after all these years, but what a great formula it is. Michael Franks delivers another superb collection of idiosyncratic pop songs as only he can - this time out with a bit of a Brazilian flavored twist. Features Chuck Loeb (guitar, keyboards, programming), David Sancious (piano, keyboards), Jeff Lorber (keyboards, programming), Michael White (drums) and Eric Marienthal.

Michael Franks with Crossfire - Live (1980) [2012]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Nov. 23, 2016
Michael Franks with Crossfire - Live (1980) [2012]

Michael Franks - With Crossfire Live (1980) [2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 280 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk | Label: Warner Bros. | Catalog Number: WPCR-14433

Michael Franks with Crossfire Live is a live jazz vocal album by Michael Franks featuring the Australian band Crossfire. It was recorded over a series of three concerts in Australia and New Zealand in September 1980; at the Capitol Theater in Sydney on the 25th, St James Tavern in Sydney on the 27th and The Town Hall in Auckland on the 29th.

Michael Franks - One Bad Habit (1980) [2012]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Nov. 23, 2016
Michael Franks - One Bad Habit (1980) [2012]

Michael Franks - One Bad Habit (1980) [2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 247 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk | Label: Warner Bros. | Catalog Number: WPCR-14432

One Bad Habit is a jazz vocal album by Michael Franks, released in 1980 by Warner Bros. Records. It was Franks' sixth studio album, and the first to receive significant radio play in the United States.
Michael Franks - The Best Of Michael Franks: A Backward Glance (1998) [Repost, New Rip]

Michael Franks - The Best Of Michael Franks: A Backward Glance (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 435 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 80 Mb
Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Vocal Pop | Label: Warner Bros. | # 9362-46855-2 | Time: 01:09:10

The Best of Michael Franks: A Backward Glance is a good 15-track collection that is equally divided between soft rock like "Popsicle Toes" and smooth jazz. Any curious listener looking for a one-stop introduction to Franks would be well served with this collection. Among the highlights are "The Lady Wants to Know," "Antonio's Song," "When the Cookie Jar Is Empty," "Tiger in the Rain," "Baseball," "Your Secret's Safe with Me," "When I Give My Love to You," "The Art of Love," "Soul Mate," and "Hourglass".

Michael Franks - Blue Pacific (1990) US Press  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 8, 2016
Michael Franks - Blue Pacific (1990) US Press

Michael Franks - Blue Pacific (1990) US Press
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 383 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Vocal Pop | Label: Reprise | # 9 26183-2 | Time: 00:52:39

Michael Franks' first album of the '90s and his first in three years was a complete return to form and his best album since 1979's Tiger in the Rain. Meditative, lush and clearly the work of an artist intent on making personal music regardless of trends or airplay, Blue Pacific is as open and beautiful as the ocean for which it is named. The return of the production team of Tommy LiPuma and Al Schmitt doesn't hurt either, and with such veteran pros as Dean Parks, John Guerin, John Patitucci and Peter Erskine on board, how could Franks miss? With additional production and engineering support by Walter Becker and Roger Nichols, the Steely Dan connection, previously hinted at, was finally made, with great results. It's pointless to single out individual songs, since this is very much a complete, unified work. The album marked a total rebirth for Franks.

Michael Franks - Tiger In The Rain (1979)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Oct. 18, 2016
Michael Franks - Tiger In The Rain (1979)

Michael Franks - Tiger In The Rain (1979)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 234 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Smooth Jazz | Label: Warner Bros | Catalog Number: 256612

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.

Veronica Nunn - The Art Of Michael Franks (2010)  

Posted by TmanHome at Oct. 19, 2015
Veronica Nunn - The Art Of Michael Franks (2010)

Veronica Nunn - The Art Of Michael Franks (2010)
Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 57 min | 132 MB
Label: Dead Horse Records | Rel: 2010

With The Art of Michael Franks, Veronica Nunn's third release for Dead Horse Records, the dominant theme of her recording Standard Delivery a jazz vocalist's relationship with time-honored standards is revisited. But this time instead of pulling from the Great American Songbook she explores the musical creations of world-renowned contemporary jazz singer/songwriter Michael Franks. Embarking on a new musical collaboration with Michael Franks (in the form of a duet on "Leading Me Back to You") as well as building on old ones, Veronica and friends develop arrangements that reintroduce listeners to some familiar songs of Mr. Franks as well as shine a light on some of his more obscure compositions all the while reshaping those songs in accordance with Veronica's unique approach and interpretation.

Michael Franks - Sleeping Gypsy (1977) {Warner}  

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 28, 2014
Michael Franks - Sleeping Gypsy (1977) {Warner}

Michael Franks - Sleeping Gypsy (1977) {Warner}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 274MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz

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.

Michael Franks - Love Songs (2004)  

Posted by stfine at June 22, 2011
Michael Franks - Love Songs (2004)

Michael Franks - Love Songs (2004)
EAC rip | FLAC image + cue + log + scans / MP3 320 kbps | 01:11:50 | 450 MB / 170 MB (3% rec.)
Smooth Jazz, Singer/Songwriter, Bossa Nova | Label: Warner Bros./Rhino (USA), R2 73997

Michael Franks is a smooth jazz singer and songwriter from the United States. He has recorded with a variety of well-known artists; his songs have been recorded by The Manhattan Transfer, Patti Labelle, Carmen McRae, Diana Krall, Shirley Bassey and The Carpenters. This CD features a compilation of his best known romantic songs, including "The Lady Wants To Know", "When I Give My Love to You", "Tell Me All about It", to name a few.

Michael Franks - Time Together (2011) {Shanachie 5189}  

Posted by tiburon at June 15, 2011
Michael Franks - Time Together (2011) {Shanachie 5189}

Michael Franks - Time Together (2011) {Shanachie 5189}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 369MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz,Bossa Nova

Time Together, Franks’ first CD of new material in five years and his debut for Shanachie is unlikely to change anyone's opinion of him, but that doesn't mean this is a rote recording. Time Together is an airy, groove-ridden summer travelog that ranges from St. Tropez and New York to Paris, France, and Egypt; it journeys through the nostalgic past and finds space in the present moment, with cleverly notated, languorous, ironic observations about life. Franks split the production and arranging duties between Charles Blenzig, Gil Goldstein, Chuck Loeb, Scott Petito, and Mark Egan.