Artist: Richard Franklin Title: Seven Eves Year Of Release: 2012 Label: Richard Franklin Genre: Jazz / Smooth Jazz Quality: Mp3 / 192kbps Total Time: 64:52 min Total Size: 101 MB
Tracklist ----------- 01. Seven Eves 02. Camp Mac 03. Puff Up 04. Don't Want to Go 05. Tube Debut 06. Green Dolphin Street 07. Free Sample 08. Mainstream 09. Walk Beside Me 10. Never On Level (Nor Even) 11. Up All Night 12. Take a Seat 13. Trying Again 14. Two for One 15. One Last Squeeze
Seven Eves is my first "smooth jazz" album in several years. I had gotten tired of how the genre had become little more than over-produced drivel played by great musicians who weren't really allowed to stretch out or play real jazz anymore.
My last four albums were all stripped down, jazz-rock in strict quartet or trio formats, with no overdubbing, studio nonsense, strings, backup singers, or phony horn sections added on later. After doing those, I decided to try taking the same approach with a smoother type of material. This album is the result.
The tunes include a combination of new material and songs I had previously recorded but redid with new arrangements here. All the compositions are mine except for the classic "On Green Dolphin Street".
My goal was to produce smooth jazz that is really jazz. I hope you like it.