Time Together

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Time Together
Michael Franks Time Together CD.jpg
Studio album by Michael Franks
Released 14 Jun 2011
Genre Jazz
Vocal jazz
Smooth jazz
Length 56:51
Language English
Label Shanachie Records
Producer Charles Blenzig
Gil Goldstein
Chuck Loeb
Scott Petito
Mark Egan
Michael Franks chronology
Rendezvous in Rio
(2006)Rendezvous in Rio2006
Time Together
(2011)
The Dream 1973-2011
(2012)The Dream 1973-20112012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Time Together is a jazz vocal album by singer-songwriter Michael Franks released in 2011 with Shanachie Records.[2] It is Franks' seventeenth and latest studio album, and marked a departure from his previous recordings by being his first with an independent record label.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Michael Franks.

No. Title Length
1. "Now That The Summer's Here" 5:27
2. "One Day In St. Tropez" 5:19
3. "Summer In New York" 5:57
4. "Mice" 5:26
5. "Charlie Chan In Egypt" 5:29
6. "I'd Rather Be Happy Than Right" 4:41
7. "Time Together" 3:37
8. "Samba Blue" 4:45
9. "My Heart Said Wow" 2:47
10. "If I Could Make September Stay" 5:23
11. "Feathers From An Angel's Wing" 8:00

Reception[edit]

Writing for the Urban Music Scene website, A. Scott Galloway ended his review by commenting "[f]ile under highly recommended... and sublime."[3]

Comparing the album to Franks' other recent works such as Rendezvous in Rio, Thom Jurek commented on AllMusic that "[w]hile his framework may be contemporary, his execution is timeless, making Time Together Franks' most consistent, graceful collection of songs in the 21st century."[1]

John Beaudin praised "Now That the Summer's Here" on SmoothJazzNow.com, claiming it to be "one of his strongest tunes in twenty years", and that "it’s not everyday that someone’s art shows so much peace and a transparent look at such an interesting perspective of life."[4]

The album has also received a five star average amateur rating from buyers on Amazon.com.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. Time Together – Michael Franks at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-19.
  2. ^ "Discography in Order of Release". MichaelFranks.com. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  3. ^ Galloway, A. Scott (2011-06-15). "Reviews: Michael Franks – Time Together". The Urban Music Scene. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  4. ^ Beaudin, John (2011-07-19). "REVIEW - Michael Franks – Time Together – Shanachie Records". SmoothJazzNow.com. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  5. ^ "Time Together: Michael Franks". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 

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