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Rob Franken ElectrificationFunctional Stereo Music (Together/Six Seven Eight/Don't Stop/Colours & Images/Absorbed Love/Blue Sky Fingers) (3CD set) ... CD
678 Records (Netherlands), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Just Sold Out!
An amazing package of rare work on Fender Rhodes – a 3CD set that brings together six full albums that were recorded in the 70s, but never saw the light of day until vinyl issued in recent years! Pianist Rob Franken is totally great – maybe one of the hippest cats on the Dutch scene of the 70s when it came to the Fender Rhodes! Rob's a master of the instrument here – playing it jazzily, but also with this open flow that's really wonderful – and which really makes the best use of the instrument's potential, and doesn't drown it in too much jamming, which could sometimes be the case with other European musicians who handled the instrument! Instead, Franken lets the space between the notes do as much as the notes themselves – which really keeps things soulful throughout – and although most of the cuts feature an augmented trio, sometimes with added percussion or keyboards – a few of the tracks feature Ferdinand Povel on flute and tenor, and Jiggs Whigham on trombone. But even without the horns, the keys are more than enough – as they step out and soar on a whopping 70 tracks in all – including a few bonus tracks too! CD

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✨✧ Rob Franken ElectrificationAbsorbed Love ... LP
678 Records (Netherlands), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Pianist Rob Franken left this planet all too soon – passing away in his early 40s in 1983 – but during the 70s, he recorded a wealth of fantastic sessions on the Dutch jazz scene – including this rare batch of tracks that are issued here for the first time ever! The tunes are all keyboard instrumentals, with Rob on both electric piano and some more electronic modes – working in small combo formats with either Eef Albers or Joop Scholten on guitars – both of whom are excellent players who bring plenty to the rhythms while Franken really lets loose on his solos – then step into the groove with some great solos of their own! The work here is right up there with our favorite keyboard jazz of the 70s – with plenty of elements that raise these grooves up to the level of classics by Bob James, Deodato, or Herbie Hancock – and titles include the originals "Rob's Hit", "Escape", "Hard Beat", "Loadstone", and "Absorbed Love" – plus covers of "The Anderson Tapes", "Blow Up", and "Red Baron". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rob Franken ElectrificationColours & Images ... LP
678 Records (Netherlands), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jazzy keyboards from the great Rob Franken – maybe one of the hippest cats on the Dutch scene of the 70s when it came to the Fender Rhodes! Rob's a master of the instrument here – playing it jazzily, but also with this open flow that's really wonderful – and which really makes the best use of the instrument's potential, and doesn't drown it in too much jamming, which could sometimes be the case with other European musicians who handled the instrument! Instead, Franken lets the space between the notes do as much as the notes themselves – which really keeps things soulful throughout – as he works with musicians who include Ferdinand Povel on flute and tenor, Jiggs Whigham on trombone, Joop Scholten on guitar, Jan Huydts on keyboards – plus the great team of John Lee and Gerry Brown on rhythm on one cut – a fantastic remake of their "Her Celestial Body", which they did on one of their 70s albums for Blue Note. Titles include "Por Hermeto", "How'd You Do It Stanley", "Images", "November", "Up The Street Round the Corner Down The Block", "Afro Blue", and "Colours". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rob Franken ElectrificationDon't Stop ... LP
678 Records (Netherlands), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fender Rhodes and vibes – a combination that always sounds fantastic, but which maybe sounds especially great here in a rare 70s session from Dutch keyboard legend Rob Franken! Rob's usually fantastic, no matter what the setting – but here, he's working on a set of spacious grooves that get plenty of great tones and colors from the vibes of Wolfgang Schulter – who works alongside Rob in a groove that's right up there with some of the best MPS funky electric jazz from the early 70s! About half the tracks on the set were written by German pianist Michael Naura – who himself was also doing some great Fender Rhodes work in the 70s – and titles include "Call", "Samba For Sander", "Song For Josef", "Barracuda", "Brown Out", "Concensus", and "Serenade For Myself". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rob Franken ElectrificationSix Seven Eight ... LP
678 Records (Netherlands), 1975/1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Dutch pianist Rob Franken is at the top of his game here – the top of his electric game, that is – as the album's a masterpiece in Fender Rhodes instrumentals, and right up there with the best US Rhodes work of the time! The album's a dream come true if you're a fan of jazzy electric keys – as Rob brings all his earlier jazz chops into play, while also keeping things nice and lean – so that you get to hear the keys spin out and do their thing – with mostly just the bass of Wim Essed and drums of Hank Zomer providing loose accompaniment! A few tracks appear to have some Arp as well, and most of the album was recorded in 1975 – a particularly wonderful year for keyboard jazz. Titles include "Frisky Frog Funk", "Esopet", "One Finger Snap", "Child Song", "Title Wave", "Spain", "Blame It On The Sun", and "Six Seven Eight". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rob Franken ElectrificationTogether ... LP
678 Records (Netherlands), 1972/1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic Fender Rhodes and other cool keyboards – served up in rare 70s sessions from Dutch jazz legend Rob Franken – tracks that are only making their first appearance here! The record has a mighty lean groove overall – usually just Rob's electric piano and organ in a quartet with electric bass, drums, and guitar – occasionally letting that last instrument get a bit of solo space, but usually just having the sweet keys of Franken in the lead! The tracks from 1972 are all funky keyboard jazz – but some of the numbers from 1975 add in some cool spacey elements too – using electronics in a Herbie Hancock way along with the other instruments in the mix. Titles include "The Pleasant Pheasant", "Rhyme & Reason Time", "Cactus", "The Kumquat Kids", "Together", "Skabadaf", "La Vendedora", "Scintilla", and "Turtle Shake". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rob Franken ElectrificationBlue Sky Fingers ... LP
678 Records (Netherlands), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very jazzy work from Dutch keyboardist Rob Franken – a set of tracks that definitely lives up to the "fingers" in the title, as all the tunes feature very deft work on guitar from Joop Scholten! Joop's got a style that's very tight, and sometimes a bit 60s soul jazz in approach – which makes for a bit of a change from some of Franken's other Fender Rhodes albums of the 70s – but a sound that's no less groovy overall! Rob moves with the changes in this great way – with a vibe that's a bit like some of the early 70s electric piano material from players Sonny Phillips or Neal Creque – and the warmth of Joop's guitar gets support from bass and drums throughout, with a bit of added percussion on a few cuts. Titles include a nice version of the Weldon Irvine tune "Sister Sanctified" – plus "Upstairs", "Speed Ball", "The Coming Atlantis", "What A Face", "Beat It", "The Borgia Stick", and "The Day After Sunday". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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