Dot Time Records is proud to announce that it has signed a two-album licensing deal with noted jazz drummer Franklin Kiermyer. Under the terms of the deal, the first album, titled Solomon’s Daughter, which features Jazz Legend Pharoah Sanders, will be released on February 8th, 2019, while the second album, a collaboration with Mr. Kiermyer’s current band, Scatter The Atoms That Remain, will be released in April, 2019.
Over the course of the past five years, Mr. Kiermyer has methodically made his recording comeback after taking a 12-year hiatus to meditate and practice Buddhism in remote solitary retreats in the Himalayas and other parts of Southeast Asia. Fans and critics are sure to note a sublime shift in Mr. Kiermyer’s delivery and sound, which can be attributed to him entering a new era in his oeuvre, after having experienced a self-described “growth” period as both an artist and human being through his extensive spiritual pursuits.
“It certainly is my very good fortune to meet Dot Time Records at such a potent moment in the evolution of my music” said Mr. Kiermyer. “The great work that this label does in preserving and presenting important recordings of legendary masters like Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Ben Webster and Gene Krupa in combination with their innovative forward-thinking philosophy about presenting new music gives me the opportunity to share my work in the right light. I am delighted to become part of the Dot Time Records family and look forward to the great things we’ll do together!”
Originally released in January, 1994, Solomon’s Daughter will be released under the Dot Time Records ‘Reissues’ Series will include three additional tracks from the same sessions that were not initially part of the first album. These tracks beautifully complement the albums overall theme and tone.
Solomon’s Daughter’s re-issuing sees Messrs. Kiermyer and Sanders come together to fuse their distinct sound in the course of tracks that showcase their virtuosity in their respective trademark instruments. Dot Time Records revisits Solomon’s Daughter with a fresh perspective, gained in the span of yet another quarter-of-a-century since the record’s initial release.
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