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Artist: Franck Avitabile
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Paris Sketches CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 211111369
UPC: 764911692821
UPC 14: 00764911692821
Release Date: 6/16/2009
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Air ~ Franck Avitabile
2. Three Colours ~ Franck Avitabile
3. Birdcatcher, The ~ Franck Avitabile
4. Stage Door ~ Franck Avitabile
5. Rewind ~ Franck Avitabile
6. Sun Waltz ~ Franck Avitabile
7. Pat ~ Franck Avitabile
8. Ultraviolet ~ Franck Avitabile
9. Mockin' Bird ~ Franck Avitabile
10. Facin' Up ~ Franck Avitabile
11. Seagram Murals ~ Franck Avitabile
12. Four Roads ~ Franck Avitabile
13. Point of Presence ~ Franck Avitabile

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Franck Avitabile (piano); Manu Katch? (drums); Pino Palladino (electric bass).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Manu Guiot.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Franck Avitabile.
Muze PNote Recording information: Studio Val D'Orge, France (10/02/2008-10/03/2008).
Muze PNote Franck Avitabile has recorded frequently for European and Japanese labels, though his recordings have been sporadically distributed in the U.S. Paris Sketches is a collection of 13 originals, featuring the pianist with electric bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Manu Katche. One of the challenges of young artists who stick to originals for an entire CD is to compose one or more songs that leave a lasting impression. Avitabile is a talented composer, but no matter how enjoyable his compositions are, they seem to stay in the background rather than grabbing one's attention. There isn't really a bad track, but neither is one outstanding. Avitabile displays his chops without overplaying, while Palladino is one of the more reserved electric bassists, much like the late Charles Ables, long with Shirley Horn's trio, while Katche is equally at home with stick or brushes, adding just the right touch to every song. "Air" is a relaxing ballad, suggesting a lazy day on the beach. "Rewind" has a bit of a melancholy air, while "Four Roads" at times suggests the influence of French impressionists. Paris Sketches is a rewarding release, though the addition of one or two familiar songs might give listeners a better feel for Avitabile's gifts as an improviser and arranger. ~ Ken Dryden

Producer: Francis Dreyfus; Francis Dreyfus

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/16/2009
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2009
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 36928
Music Label Name Label : Dreyfus Records (France)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00764911692821

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Avitabile,Franck
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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