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Art of Tea
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: FRANKS,MICHAEL Title: ART OF TEA Street Release Date: 07/07/1987
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Media Type: CD
Title: ART OF TEA
Street Release Date: 07/07/1987
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Steven M. from NORTHVILLE, MI
Reviewed on 12/10/2006...
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An Auspicious Debut
Kurt Harding | Boerne TX | 12/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A friend introduced me to this album when it was first issued and I've been a Michael Franks fan through thick and thin ever since. His appearance on the jazz scene was a welcome change from the jazz-fusion and disco that was in vogue at the time. Looking back over Franks' successful career, this auspicious debut propelled him toward the pantheon of great jazz musicians in which he resides today..
Now, my musical tastes are pretty eclectic. I listen to lots of music and I own lots of music, and I can tell you that Michael Franks is one of the most literate, articulate song stylists on the musical scene, and that goes for any genre. But if you are already a Franks fan you know that.
Sure, Franks' lyrics are sometimes cringingly cute and playful, witness Eggplant and Popsicle Toes. But they are nearly always clever.
I prefer his more wistful and romantic songs. Art of Tea offers a good sampling of both types. To me, Nightmoves and Mr Blue are a couple of the finest songs written by anyone at any time.
On Art of Tea, producer Tommy LiPuma brought in a great team of session musicians like Joe Sample and Larry Carlton to work with Franks. The result was a blockbuster album with an upper-crust appeal which established him firmly as a sophisticated writer and jazz vocalist."
Best Jazz Vocal CD Ever....
LOU | 03/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To even think that this is Michael Frank's First Album amazes me to this day!!!It's like Tracy Chapman's debut album x100...All the songs and arrangements are superb. The musicians who "jammed" on this session, especially Joe Sample, are just on the money.Monkey see, Monkey Do and Popsicle Toes are excellent, but Nightmoves, St. Elmo's Fire, I Don't Know Why I'm So Happy I'm Sad, and the very endearing Mr. Blue are the cream of this excellent album.Truly a must for every self-respecting jazz collector...
Wish they have this on SACD soon..."