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  • Jonathan Widran

MICHAEL FRANKS, The Music in My Head

Contemporary Jazz’s one of a kind poet laureate Michael Franks celebrates 45 years as a recording artist with The Music in My Head, his 18th album and first in seven years. Breathtaking in scope and depth yet beautifully inviting, it’s yet another masterpiece to add to his artful collection.

The singer’s trademark soulful breeze of a voice weaves witty, whimsical narratives about love and romance, the intricate creative output of Mother Nature, whimsical science fiction, human misunderstanding, even a classic, long gone L.A. jazz club. Helping Franks bring his easy flowing pop, jazz and bossa flavored ventures to life are Bob Mintzer, Eric Marienthal, Jimmy Haslip, Rachel Z and the late Chuck Loeb.

Franks is that singular Smooth Jazz-oriented artist who can be appreciated for both his rich musicality and literary genius.

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