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Franklin Kiermyer

Drummer/composer Franklin Kiermyer first came to prominence following the release of Solomon's Daughter, his highly acclaimed third album that features John Coltrane alumnus Pharoah Sanders on saxophone. Widely regarded for his intense passionate energy, spiritual feeling and distinctive sound, his nine albums and many performances have brought his music international recognition.

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A few selected quotes about Franklin:

“Drummer Franklin Kiermyer is that rare jazzman, blessed with the ecstatic quality of his free-bop attack.” - ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE

“Kiermyer sounds like Elvin Jones and Rashied Ali wrapped up into a furious, thunderous package; he must be one of the most exciting and intense drummers around.” - THE WIRE

“Kiermyer plays (and composes) with an almost evangelical belief in jazz as a form of pure inspiration.” - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Kiermyer plays with volcanic authority.” - DOWN BEAT

“A journey to heights of spiritual experience through music..

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