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Rob Franken

p, key, ep, 1941-1983 NL, Rotterdam
Jazz
A.k.a. Frank Robbins

Born in 1941, Rob Franken played in more than just Dutch jazz-circles. People who worked with him describe him as a slightly introvert, but purely musical sorcerer. He had great influence on the people he worked with, not only the younger, but also the elder, like Toots Thielemans for instance, with whom he toured europe for several years. Rob Franken liked to experiment with new instruments, and was the first person in Holland who made good use of the electric Fender Rhodes piano. Sadly he died too young, at the age of 42.

     
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Keyboards
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Organ
Genres
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Latin
  • Rock
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
All in Love Is Fair on I'm Gonna Love You by Rob Franken
I'm Not in Love on I'm Gonna Love You by Rob Franken
I Think It's Gonna Rain Today on I'm Gonna Love You by Rob Franken
What a Difference a Day Makes on I'm Gonna Love You by Rob Franken
Studio Sport on Boogie Woogie T.V. Tunes by Tony Nolte & Rob Franken
Lush Life on I'm Gonna Love You by Rob Franken
Tears on My Pillow on I'm Gonna Love You by Rob Franken
Moon over 5th Avenue on I'm Gonna Love You by Rob Franken
I Believe I'm Gonna Love You on I'm Gonna Love You by Rob Franken
Storm at Sunup on I'm Gonna Love You by Rob Franken

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Blue Sky FingersRob Franken, Joop Scholten2018Album
Don't StopRob Franken, Wolfgang Schlüter2018Album
Colours & ImagesRob Franken, Ferdinand Povel2018Album
Six Seven EightRob Franken2018Album
TogetherRob Franken2018Album
Absorbed LoveRob Franken2018Album
Fender RhodesRob Franken Featuring Jimmy Owens, Clark Terry, Ernie Wilkins & Toots Thielemans2009Compil.
I'm Gonna Love YouRob Franken1975Album
Boogie Woogie T.V. TunesTony Nolte, Rob Franken1973Album
Koning Klant / Ti-Ta-TovenaarTony Nolte, Rob Franken1973Single
Sunday Rock / WhisperingRob Franken1965Single
SunflowerRob Franken1965Single
Rob FrankenRob Franken1964Single
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