Summer Times

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Album Name Length Format Sample Rate Price
Summer Times 54:29 $11.98
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# Track Title Length Format Sample Rate Price
1 I Got Rhythm [Franck Amsallem] 05:51 $1.49 Buy
2 Summertime [Franck Amsallem] 05:51 $1.49 Buy
3 Young And Foolish [Franck Amsallem] 07:55 44.1/16 Album only
4 Tom's Tune [Franck Amsallem] 06:10 $1.49 Buy
5 Laila's [Franck Amsallem] 05:44 $1.49 Buy
6 The Man I Love [Franck Amsallem] 06:02 $1.49 Buy
7 Bud Will Be Back Shortly [Franck Amsallem] 09:12 44.1/16 Album only
8 You're My Everything [Franck Amsallem] 07:44 44.1/16 Album only

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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 à la Wynton Kelly whenever he wishes and can infuse ballads with honest feeling. Summer Times is the perfect introduction for listeners not familiar with the fine playing of the underrated Amsallem.

"...With sympathetic backing by bassist Johannes Weidenmuller and drummer Joe Chambers, Amsallem visits Gershwin three times: he turns the first four notes of "I Got Rhythm" into an ostinato launching pad for a way-up romp, repeating the motif in various forms; "Summertime" receives a refreshing 5/4 treatment; "The Man I Love" is given a calypso makeover. Amsallem is always thinking, but the emotional highlight comes on the introspective "Young and Foolish." A ballad always separates the man from the boy, and the multilayered Summer Times is all human." - Jazz Times