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Showing posts with label Anahata. Show all posts
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Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Solar Music artists: Michael Franklin / Timothy Franklin - Anahata - New Release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Anahata, from Michael Franklin and Timothy Franklin and there's some cool music on this release. Opening with horn unfused, Shinkansen, Timothy Franklin lays down a relentless bass line and Michael Franklin on keys alternates with him taking turns on lead, all backed by the Tower of Power horns (Emilio Castillo on Alto sax, Stephen Kupka on bari sax, Adolfo Acosta on trumpet, Tom E Politer on tenor sax, Sal Cracchiolo on trumpet) Marc Clement Jr on drums and Steady Joseph on percussion. Excellent opener. Ave For Josephne has a strong melody featuring lead bass by Tim, Larry Coryell on acoustic guitar, Olga Kopakova on violin, Michael on grand piano and Paul Fluery on cello. Very nice. Maynardvishnu is an aggressive track with Blilly Cobham leading the way on drums. With Donnie Rogozinski really hammering the trumpet, and an excellent guitar solo by Tommy Carlton, this track will make you sit up and take notice. Strong solos by Danny Jordan on Tenor sax, Charlie DeChant on bari sax and of course powerful keys by Michael and Tim on bass, another exceptional track. Wrapping the release is Pavanne for Deborah Ann, a quiet stack with soft keyboard melody by Michael and lead bass by Tim. This track is really nicely done and a strong closer for a totally enjoyable release. 

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