"Between Joy and Consequence (Live)" by Franklin Kiermyer
From the album
By Franklin Kiermyer
Desperately seeking something. If the world was still flat, these guys might fall off. Thanks to gravity.
About the Album
Franklin Kiermyer: drums; Azar Lawrence: saxophone; Benito Gonzalez: piano; Juini Booth: bass.
This is all new music from a working band of acclaimed musicians who share the vision to go further. Further than what they've done before and further into the expansive heart of the spirit.
"Franklin Kiermyer conveys a spiritual feeling through his music that reaches each listener in different ways. Without being locked into a musical category, it always sounds like him. Further expands on the avenue opened by John Coltrane with albums like Sun Ship and First Meditations. Franklin's music is wide-ranging with a singularity of purpose.” --Michael Cuscuna , co-producer
"Such a powerful and beautiful recording … an album that makes a potent case for music as a spiritual vehicle, an outpouring from the heart so direct, so palpable, that it's a truly—and unavoidably—cathartic experience. A clear reflection of the myriad emotions which comprise the human condition, if there's any justice, Further—co-produced to perfection by Kiermyer and another key jazz figure of the past half century, Michael Cuscuna—will find its way onto many year-end 'best of' lists" - John Kelman, All About Jazz
December 21, 2014