Recorded in 1990, originally released in 1992, and reissued six years later, this was Amsallem’s debut record. A pianist with roots in Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, and Paul Bley, he deals a lot in brooding abstraction and oblique melodicism, although he can swing, too-and occasionally crash the keyboard like Cecil Taylor or Don Pullen. He’s mostly a spare, developmental player. His trio, which includes bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Bill Stewart, often engages in organic interplay.
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