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Tales Episode 03: Willard Dyson

In keeping true to my celebration of 20 years with Michael, this month’s Tales from the Jazz Side guest is one of my hanging buddies while I’m out on the road with the Franks band. It’s true when they say that you can learn a lot about a person from what they do in their…

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Tales Episode 02: Jay Anderson

Jay Anderson bio on All About Jazz starts off with “Bassist/composer Jay Anderson is among the most versatile and respected jazz artists performing today.” Whenever we read reviews or comments about artists’ ability, sometime we come away with the feeling that the words were embellished to create the sensational that so often is a part…

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Tales Episode 01: Michael Franks

Tales will be coming from legendary singer-songwriter Michael Franks. Although he is often referred to as a smooth jazz singer-songwriter, I find that description to not be altogether accurate. I consider him to be a jazz evolutionary singer-songwriter, whose music covers all the subtle colors and diversity that writing music is all about today. His…

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