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Imaginary Hero

by Evan Francis Group

"A cross between a big band, a funk combo and an Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble. The leader's vibrant compositions, brainy yet approachable, tie the eclectic mix together." –Time Out New York
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Our Secondary Friend
8:03 $0.99
2. Thought I Heard
6:42 $0.99
3. Persistent
5:53 $0.99
4. We'll Be Together Again
5:07 $0.99
5. To Build a Ship
5:27 $0.99
6. Raadiq
4:22 $0.99
7. Sideways Hairdo
6:59 $0.99
8. Beautiful Spider Person
5:20 $0.99
9. Upscale Dinner
4:35 $0.99
10. Amazing New Machine
6:37 $0.99
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Album Notes
Evan Francis - Alto Saxophone & Flute
Michelle Amador - Vocals
Kenny Brooks - Tenor Saxophone
Matt Nelson - Tenor Saxophone
Kurt Kotheimer - Electric Bass
Tim Bulkley - Drums & Cymbals

NYC-living Evan Francis has been a professional musician since about 1998, composing and performing on saxophone, flute, clarinet, congas, bongo and singing. Recently, he has been named a "Rising Star" in the Flute category of the Downbeat Magazine Critic's poll. He has performed/recorded/toured around the world with notables like Stevie Wonder, Michael Buble, Taylor Eigsti, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Helen Sung, Meshell Ndegeocello, The Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Lyrics Born, Talib Kweli, Art Davis and many more. His flute and saxophone playing was featured on the Grammy-winning debut record of the Pacific Mambo Orchestra in 2013. His composing and band-leading skills have been employed in the form of various projects, including Spaceheater, Spaceheater's Blast Furnace and The Evan Francis Group.

Francis grew up in Los Angeles, moved to San Francisco in 2003, and moved again to NYC in 2012. He's happy to be on earth at the same time as you.

“Aside from being a hefty instrumentalist, he's a terrific composer… Francis likes to experiment. He's the composer's equivalent to a restless teenager, always shifting grooves or mixing and matching.”
–Rachel Swan, East Bay Express

“I can visualize the spirits of Rahsaan Roland Kirk & Eric Dolphy looking on with pride… a bit of the funk/soul/house groove, tasty beats...it's invigorating & refreshing to hear a contemporary jazz group actually moving the dialog ahead.”
–Jeffrey Jones, Music Director WOJB FM 88.9

Engineered and Mixed by Michael Coleman
Mastered by Dan Rosenboom
Art by Todd Francis
Design by Eron Rauch
© Dell Avenue Music (ASCAP) 2017

Tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 composed by Evan Grant Francis (ASCAP)
Tracks 2, 5 composed by Michelle Amador and Evan Grant Francis (ASCAP)
"We'll Be Together Again" composed by Carl Fischer and Frankie Laine



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