Franck Amsallem Summer Times

Summer Times
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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Sunny Side

Entertainment Reviews:

JazzTimes - 2/04, p.136
"Laid-back, yet brash; simple, yet complex; unassuming, yet confident; and above all, original."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.I Got Rhythm
  • Buy for $0.992.Summertime
  • Buy for $0.993.Young and Foolish
  • Buy for $0.994.Tom's Tune
  • Buy for $0.995.Laila's
  • Buy for $0.996.The Man I Love
  • Buy for $0.997.Bud Will Be Back Shortly
  • Buy for $0.998.You're My Everything

Product Description:

Personnel: Franck Amsallem (piano); Johannes Weidenmuller (bass);
Joe Chambers (drums).
Personnel: Franck Amsallem (piano); Johannes Weidenm쳌ller (acoustic bass); Joe Chambers (drums).
Audio Mixer: Paul Wickliffe.
Recording information: Skyline Productions, NJ (01/03/2003).
Editor: Paul Wickliffe.
Photographers: Gilda Bocle; Christopher Drukker.
Summer Times is an unusual record for pianist Franck Amsallem because, instead of him exclusively performing originals as on most of his previous recordings, he revives five standards. Amsallem shows that he can swing … la Wynton Kelly whenever he wishes and can infuse ballads with honest feeling. His interplay with bassist Johannes Weidenm쳌ller and drummer Joe Chambers is impressive, falling somewhere between Oscar Peterson (where the pianist dominates) and Bill Evans (with equality between the three musicians). Even the three originals are essentially swinging hard bop. Summer Times is the perfect introduction for listeners not familiar with the fine playing of the underrated Amsallem. ~ Scott Yanow

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  • UPC: 016728112123
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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