Skin Dive

Skin Dive

by Michael Franks


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Skin Dive marked the first time that Michael Franks appeared to be alternately running out of steam, repeating himself, and moving far afield from his unique jazz-pop hybrid. While this self-produced effort includes some fine playing from the usual cast of jazz pros, and the song "Your Secret's Safe with Me" has the perfect melding of jazz and pop, much of the rest of the music comes across as a bit too sparse and musically, many of the songs are not sufficiently fleshed out. Franks' musical personality still shines, but the wonderful musicians gathered together never really get to contribute in any way that makes for musical sparks.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0075992527521
catalogNumber: 25275
Rank: 12471

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Franks   Primary Artist,Banjo,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Background Vocals
Mark Egan   Bass
Brenda Russell   Vocals,Background Vocals
Warren Bernhardt   Piano
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Hiram Bullock   Guitar
Ron Carter   Bass
Ronnie Cuber   Baritone Saxophone
Jon Faddis   Flugelhorn
Steve Khan   Guitar
Rob Mounsey   Synthesizer,Background Vocals
David Sanborn   Alto Saxophone
George Young   Alto Flute
John Clark   French Horn
Bill Evans   Flute
Sue Evans   Percussion
Manolo Badrena   Percussion
Dave Bargeron   Euphonium
Danny Gottlieb   Cymbals,Drums
Joe Caro   Background Vocals
Cliff Carter   Piano
Vivian Cherry   Background Vocals
Kasey Cisyk   Background Vocals
Lawrence Feldman   Alto Flute
Babi Floyd   Background Vocals
Steve Gadd   Drums
Neil Jason   Bass
Will Lee   Bass,Background Vocals
Hugh McCracken   Guitar
Leslie Miller   Background Vocals
Marcus Miller   Bass
Jeff Mironov   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Andy Newmark   Drums
Chris Parker   Drums
Clifford Carter   Piano
Peter Gordon   French Horn
Frank Floyd   Background Vocals
Bobby Floyd   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Rob Mounsey   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Kevin Halpin   Engineer,Remixing
Chris Parker   Programming
Ed Rak   Engineer,Remixing
Ben Wisch   Engineer
Laura LiPuma   Art Direction

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