Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Franck Amsallem, Gary Peacock, Bill Stewart|
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Erik Werkman | Utrecht, Netherlands | 10/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Franck Amsallem is an Algerian born piano player, who has been working and living in NYC for quite some time now. This is a re-issue of his first recording from 1990, in trio setting, backed by bass veteran Gary Peacock and drummer Bill Stewart, at that time just starting off his considerable career. The results are astonishing: except for two standards all are Amsallem compositions and they are very strong indeed, melodious in essence but not predictable. His co-players are the ideal foil for his original ideas: Gary Peacock gives the music a beautiful base and Bill Stewart knows how to make the music breathe. Anyone who thinks that Brad Mehldau is the only one to watch these days when it comes to piano trio music should take notice of Amsallem's awesome effort on this record. Don't miss it!"
A truly fine piano trio
Cat's Eye | Miami Florida USA | 08/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This debut recording was originally released in 1992 on OMD as Out A Day (if you have a copy, trust us: it's going to be collectable). 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. Peacock's huge sound reaches out and embraces the melodies, while Stewart, who was little known in 1990 when the recording was made. We're in danger of gushing and embarrassing ourselves. Sample this wonderful record at all costs.
1998 PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ ON CDS, 4th edition"