The writing is exquisite ...And Keep This Place In Mind For a Better One is Hard To Find" and the following two tracks, Running After Eternity" and Dee" are among the finest for piano trio we have heard in a very long time. Those that follow, On Your Own" and Affreusement Votre (Horribly Yours)", are almost equally as good. We're in danger of gushing and embarrassing ourselves. Sample this wonderful record at all costs". ~PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ ON CD'S (4TH EDITION)
I like Franck Amsallem's first record and I hope there are more to come that build on the promise of Out A Day". There is every reason to expect excellence from this young pianist who prepared with such discipline for his first recording opportunity. The liner notes make repeated reference to his potential and I have to agree. The promise of good things to come is based on the considerable appeal of the piano trio performances on this recommended cd". ~CARL BAUGHER, CADENCE
Pianist Franck Amsallem has recorded 6 cds under his name and a collaboration on Blue Note.
* Summer Times featuring Joe Chambers.
* On Second Thought featuring Tim Ries
* Is That So featuring Leon Parker
* Regards with Scott Colley and Bill Stewart
Franck was also part of the New York Stories" CD on Blue Note with Bobby Watson, Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove and Danny Gatton.
Born in Algeria, raised in France, Franck lived for 20 years in the USA before going back to Paris. He is now very active on the European scene, whether playing solo, or leading his trio or quartet. He's also been commissioned to write extended pieces for big bands, string orchestras, chamber music and crossover projects.
For performances opportunities contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent performances include:
Molde, Stockholm, Pori jazz festivals
Antibes, Clermont-Ferrand, Montpellier, Marciac, Niort jazz festivals.
Zagreb, Prague, Castres (solo piano)
Sofia, Kiev, Mexico, Uruguay and much more.
For more on the cd and to order, go to: http://www.nocturne.fr