Archive for May 2nd, 2018

GTF – Cross Paths

Ten years after their debut Smooth Jazz album Always made a strong international impact – earning airplay throughout the U.S., Norway, the UK, Japan, Poland and South America – GTF makes a highly anticipated return with Cross Paths – an eclectic jazz, pop and R&B infused collection of powerhouse instrumentals, soulful vocals, infectious originals and lush re-imaginings of classics by George Duke and Nat “King” Cole.”

The title Cross Paths is a reflection of a group whose core dynamic is driven by the intersection and intuitive chemistry of musical talents from Northern and Southern California and beyond. The five piece band is led by its namesakes, San Francisco based married couple George and Tracy Franklin. George is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist who plays bass, keyboards and guitar; songwriter and associate producer Tracy also contributes backing vocals. GTF also includes two San Diego based musicians, Richard “Blitz” Livoni (producer, guitar, drums, percussion, vocals) and John Rekevics (saxophones, flutes, clarinets, horn arrangements). Keyboardist and acoustic guitarist John Cain currently lives in Cuenca, Ecuador. Richard is a founding member of the Blitz Brothers and the rock trio Sons of Edison. John Cain has recorded three solo CDs, is an actor and a published author. John Rekevics has performed and/or recorded with Fattburger, Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, The Fifth Dimension, The Temptations and Smooth Jazz guitar great Steve Laury.

Get the album via their website.