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Earlier this month, the opportunity presented itself for me to interview iconic vocalist and songwriter Michael Franks.
Needless to say, I was a wee bit nervous about the whole thing. Taking into consideration that I was a random blogger that he had never heard of, I decided to keep the interview on the short side.
My line of inquiry is of a different vibe than most of the interviews I've heard and read so far regarding the new album Time Together.
I asked Mr. Franks about his initial foray into music, who influenced his worldview - that sort of thing. Why did I take this approach? Well, after really listening to Michael Franks lyrics (disclosure: I was not a Michael Franks fan in the past even though I was aware of his musical legacy), My curiosity was piqued about the man that was behind the music. What made him tick? What path did he take to become the human that he is today?
Veteran pianist-composer-arranger John Beasley is set to perform at Jazz Standard on Wednesday, July 27, with sets at 7:30pm and 9:30pm (Purchase tickets by clicking on the show you want to be at). He will be joined on stage by bassist James Genus, drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts, saxophonist Antonio Hart and trumpeter Rashawn Ross. The appearance will be Beasley's first NYC performance since releasing his Grammy nominated album, Positootly! in 2009.