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GuyPranzili
Mar 12 2013
at 11:50 AM
My suggestion would be , I have listen Pat for many years now and is my favour musician, but lately I have been listen Michael Franks,and I think his go a very special voice,I have though could be a very interesting duo Pat and Michael franks, both have a gift from the stars.....
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naut
Apr 03 2013
at 6:16 PM
Bookmark and Share Pat and Paolo Fresu. At the moment, I can’t think of anyone I’d rather hear with Pat than Paolo.
blisterfree
Mar 23 2013
at 3:26 AM
Bookmark and Share Might be interesting to hear PM and Amit Chatterjee in a Group-type setting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vViY5_ibp0&feature=youtu.be&t=2m28s
tiny_tim
Mar 22 2013
at 9:40 AM
Bookmark and Share Would love to see Pat hook up again with Bruce Hornsby.
thehague
Mar 22 2013
at 3:34 AM
Bookmark and Share That would a nice new MF album title: Day of the Triffids.
saran
Mar 20 2013
at 1:45 PM
Bookmark and Share What about Mice? I think Pat could appreciate that, to the stra tos phere.
HAMBONE
Mar 20 2013
at 1:26 PM
Bookmark and Share With all due respect, Michael Frank’s is not on my list of people I’d like to see perform with Pat.Maybe another jazz vocalist like Esperanza Spalding or Melody Gardot would be nice.Just my 2 cents
bluepno
Mar 20 2013
at 10:44 AM
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bluepno
Mar 20 2013
at 10:34 AM
Bookmark and Share I always thought the Tralfamadorians were far away. I am glad they enjoy jazz as much as we do. We just hit by some Ice 9 here in New England.
Peterw
Mar 19 2013
at 7:11 AM
Bookmark and Share I saw Michael back in the early 90’s at the Tralfamadore Cafe in Buffalo. It was a great show, good room and good sound the band was tight. I don’t remember who was in the band but there were a lot of musicians in the audience to check him out.
Tom Rudd
Mar 18 2013
at 5:48 AM
Bookmark and Share Caught Michael Franks years ago at the Jazz Work Shop in Boston. Very disappointing show. But he is a good songwriter and has had many great recordings. Popcicle Toes one of my favorites.
tomm
Mar 17 2013
at 9:19 PM
Bookmark and Share thehague, thanks for letting me know that. I’ve seen him 5-6 times and twice with guitarists. Steve Khan once, the second Jay Avezzano (I think that’s his name - CD case is at the office tonight). Both fit in well in those settings, but different players in different settings could cause different results, I guess. The two I saw were 15-20 years ago and those were part of a long tour. The last three shows were with his "regular touring band" without a guitarist. Good shows but very similar set lists and focused on his sax/flute player for most of the solos.
hman01
Mar 17 2013
at 1:08 PM
Bookmark and Share The man’s got a smooth voice and he knows how to work that cabasa !
saran
Mar 17 2013
at 11:54 AM
Bookmark and Share yossarian,more likely is that there are just a lot of bad reviewers amongst the smooth jazz crowd. In any event can we get some love from some of our regular musicians and reviewers?
thehague
Mar 17 2013
at 3:12 AM
Bookmark and Share Tomm, I saw MF perform (at North Sea Jazz Festival) with a guitarist in his band: Chuck Loeb. Much as good as they both are, together they were pretty awful. Like I said: not much strength in MF’s voice, the band - especially CL - playing way way too loud. It was as if there wasn’t any stage monitoring going on (I did see stage moninors though).
thehague
Mar 16 2013
at 11:33 AM
Bookmark and Share MF is a great singer but a somewhat creepy person at the same time imo. Avoid his live shows: his voice is too subdued and the band is mostly too loud. But he did make a bunch of great albums, no doubt. A duet with Pat: please not.
yossarian
Mar 15 2013
at 7:27 PM
Bookmark and Share Michael Franks: very good writer - maybe the negative live reviews here caught him on bad nights (I’m hoping). As for Pat, no need for him to be involved, he’s doing just fine the way he is, and the collaborations he has done are just fine.
Ian
Mar 14 2013
at 4:05 PM
Bookmark and Share I’ve been a Michael Franks fan for going on 30 years now, but only recently got to see him live and I must say that I was also disappointed with his live performance. I still love his albums though. I should mention that his live show was also in Detroit as Franksexton had mentioned, and what saved the evening was Rachelle Ferrell as the warm up act. She absolutely killed it that night! I became an instant fan.
bluepno
Mar 14 2013
at 1:38 PM
Bookmark and Share Michael Franks music is deceptively clever...please check out a list of the musicians who have played and arranged on his albums...Joe Sample, Gil Goldstein, Jeff Lorber in just the keyboard chair. His music has stood the test of time. I saw him years ago at The Opera House in Boston (a guy named Mark Egan was playing bass for him then) opening for a guy named Miles Davis. I often hear his music disparaged among folk who have rarely taken the time to listen. I have enjoyed a number of evenings in the last few years when he has played Scullers in Cambridge Mass.. His musicianship and his bands are always filled with top notch players.Labeling him for the hit "Popsicle Toes" would be like judging Miles’ career after only hearing his version of " Time After Time" or "Human Nature". You will have missed a lot of good stuff along the way.
GuyPranzili
Mar 14 2013
at 10:53 AM
Bookmark and Share well I never went any concert of Michael , on Cd I though his very good and thinking pat with his solo would be a bonus. thx for the comments ....
tomm
Mar 13 2013
at 9:44 AM
Bookmark and Share I like Franks a lot and have seen him several times, but he just does a very different kind of jazz music than Pat does. One thing I find frustrating about his live shows is that he never has a guitar player in his touring band, but usually has great guitar players on his CDs/albums/whatever we call them now. That limits his set list a lot,in my opinion. Pat could do some interesting things with his music, but I don’t really see it happening.
djangocat
Mar 13 2013
at 6:19 AM
Bookmark and Share i saw Michael Franks at the Clearwater Jazz festival one year and he was AWFUL! He went on late because it took so long for his band to set up and cut into Tito Puente’s time, who was playing after him. My wife thought it was a joke he was so bad!
Ms. L
Mar 12 2013
at 2:58 PM
Bookmark and Share Kenny G and Michael Franks.. no competition. I love Mike Franks. Been going to his shows forever and I must admit he gets a little predictable. Never been to a Kenny G concert. Don’t like his music.
franksexton
Mar 12 2013
at 1:32 PM
Bookmark and Share to me, that would be kind of like Pat doing a duet with Kenny G. I know Michael Brecker used to do guest solos on some of his songs but for the most part I find his stuff kind of bland.My wife liked him so we went to one of his shows when he was in Detroit a while back and , frankly , we we both dissapointed.
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