Franklin Kiermyer

Franklin Kiermyer

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Franklin Kiermyer (b. 1956) is a drummer/composer who produced several well-received jazz and world music recordings. His music is inspired by a variety of spiritual musics including the late period of John Coltrane and more recently by his practice of Tibetan Buddhism. Kiermyer’s album Solomon’s Daughter featured saxophonist and Coltrane band member Pharaoh Sanders and invoked the passionate intensity of Coltrane's Sunship. Later works like Kairos employed a wider range of textures drawn from traditions as diverse as Mbuti singing and Native American chants balanced by Kiermyer's ecstatic drumming.
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