1993 Michael Franks – Dragonfly Summer

Dragonfly Summer is a smooth vocal jazz album by American singer-songwriter and musician Michael Franks. It was released in 1993 with Reprise, and was Franks’ twelfth studio album, with no fewer than five producers.

Tracks

1  Coming To Life (Michael Franks) 04:35
2  Soul Mate (Michael Franks) 04:27
3  Dragonfly Summer (Michael Franks) 05:03
4  Monk’s New Tune (Michael Franks) 05:42
5  Learning What Love Means (Michael Franks) 04:14
6  I Love Lucy (Eliot Daniel; Harold Adamson) 04:38
7  Practice Makes Perfect (Michael Franks) 04:54
8  String Of Pearls (Michael Franks) 04:32
9  Keeping My Eye On You (Michael Franks) 04:24
10  The Dream (Michael Franks; Jimmy Haslip; Marc Russo; Russell Ferrante) 05:16
11  You Were Meant For Me (Michael Franks) 04:41
12 How I Remember You (Michael Franks) 05:12

Musicians

1 Coming To Life

BassAlec Milstein
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsJeff Lorber
SaxDave Koz
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsEric Jordan
VocalsMichael Franks


2 Soul Mate

BassAlec Milstein
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsJeff Lorber
SaxDave Koz
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsEric Jordan
VocalsMichael Franks


3 Dragonfly Summer

BassJimmy Haslip
DrumsWilliam Kennedy
GuitarSteve Khan
KeyboardsRussell Ferrante
SaxBob Mintzer
FlugelhornMarvin Stamm
TrumpetMarvin Stamm
VocalsMichael Franks


4 Monk’s New Tune

BassJimmy Haslip
DrumsWilliam Kennedy
GuitarSteve Khan
KeyboardsRussell Ferrante
SaxBob Mintzer
FlugelhornMarvin Stamm
TrumpetMarvin Stamm
VocalsMichael Franks


5 Learning What Love Means

BassAlec Milstein
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsJeff Lorber
SaxDave Koz
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsEric Jordan
VocalsMichael Franks


6 I Love Lucy

BassSteve Rodby
GuitarToninho Horta
KeyboardsGil Goldstein
FluteHarvey Estrin
FluteLawrence Feldman
PercussionMino Cinelu
VocalsMichael Franks


7 Practice Makes Perfect

BassAlec Milstein
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsJeff Lorber
SaxDave Koz
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsEric Jordan
VocalsMichael Franks


8 String Of Pearls

BassJimmy Haslip
DrumsWilliam Kennedy
GuitarSteve Khan
KeyboardsRussell Ferrante
SaxBob Mintzer
FlugelhornMarvin Stamm
TrumpetMarvin Stamm
Background VocalsJohn Hall
Background VocalsLance Hoppen
Background VocalsLarry Hoppen
VocalsMichael Franks


9 Keeping My Eye On You

BassJohn Patitucci
DrumsAlex Acuna
GuitarJohn Pisano
PianoWarren Bernhardt
SaxChris Hunter
PercussionAlex Acuna
Background VocalsDan Hicks
VocalsMichael Franks


10 The Dream

BassJimmy Haslip
DrumsWilliam Kennedy
GuitarSteve Khan
KeyboardsRussell Ferrante
SaxBob Mintzer
FlugelhornMarvin Stamm
TrumpetMarvin Stamm
Background VocalsJohn Hall
Background VocalsLance Hoppen
Background VocalsLarry Hoppen
VocalsMichael Franks


11 You Were Meant For Me

BassJohn Patitucci
DrumsAlex Acuna
GuitarJohn Pisano
PianoWarren Bernhardt
SaxChris Hunter
PercussionAlex Acuna
VocalsPeggy Lee
VocalsMichael Franks


12 How I Remember You

BassSteve Rodby
GuitarToninho Horta
KeyboardsGil Goldstein
FluteHarvey Estrin
FluteLawrence Feldman
PercussionMino Cinelu
VocalsMichael Franks

Other Musicians

Cello – Charles McCracken, Jesse Levy, Nathan Stutch, Richard Locker (Tracks 6, 12)
Viola – Emanuel Vardi, Harold Coletta, Karen Dreyfus, Lamar Alsop, Olivia Koppell, Ronald Carbone (Tracks 6, 12)

Liner Notes

Producer – Jeff Lorber (Tracks 1, 2, 5, 7)
Producer – Yellowjackets (Tracks 3, 4, 8, 10)
Producer – Gil Goldstein (Tracks 6, 12)
Producer – Ben Sidran (Tracks 9, 11)
Producer (Executive) – Michael Franks
Arranged By – Jeff Lorber (Tracks 1, 2, 5, 7)
Arranged By – Yellowjackets (Tracks 3, 4, 8, 10)
Arranged By – Gil Goldstein (Tracks 6, 12)
Conductor (Orchestra) – Gil Goldstein (Tracks 6, 12)
Coordinator – Sally Poppe
Mastered By – George Marino
Mixed By – Alan Meyerson (Tracks 1, 2, 5, 7)
Mixed By – Dan Garcia (Tracks 3, 4, 8, 10)
Mixed By – James Farber (Tracks 6, 9, 11, 12)
Recorded By – Jeff Lorber (Tracks 1, 2, 5, 7)
Recorded By – James Farber (Tracks 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
Recorded By – Thomas Mark (Tracks 3, 4, 8, 10)
Recorded By – Allen Sides (Tracks 9, 11)

Mastered At Sterling Sound
Mixed At Skyline Studios
Mixed At Bearsville Studios
Mixed At Larrabee Sound Studios
Recorded At Skyline Studios
Recorded At Bearsville Studios
Recorded At JHL Studios
Recorded At Ocean Way Recording
Phonographic Copyright Reprise Records
Phonographic Copyright WEA International Inc
Copyright Reprise Records
Copyright WEA International Inc