DreamCaller, 2002, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Classic
O’s Notes: Francesca is the regular pianist for the Billy Harper Quintet. Journey is her gig complete with nine of her own compositions. Bassist Clarence Seay and Newman Taylor Baker (d) also from Harper’s Quintet round out this trio. Tanksley displays a range of dimensions: frolicking playfully to relaxing peacefully on ballads. There is also an excellent vocal performance from Judy Bady on “Prayer”. Overall this is a nice effort.