Spinnin’ is my fifth album as a leader,
the first within the jazz piano trio idiom. For this recording,
I called a drummer with whom I played quite a bit during my past
years in NY – currently with tenor Joe Lovano – the
young Otis Brown III, and the bass player everybody digs (Dianne
Reeves, Joshua Redman, Charles Lloyd...), Reuben Rogers.
The session took place in a Soho studio, during two evenings of
November 2004. As for my last album Like
A Tree In The City, engineer Katsuhiko Naito took great care
of the recording, mixing and mastering. There are no edits in this
The repertoire consist on six originals ; five new compositions
and a new version of South Ferry, originally featured in
the album Versatile.
We also recorded a powerful rubato ballad by tenor Branford Marsalis A Thousand Autumns, another gorgeous one by father Elis
Marsalis When We First Met, a tune by the great Mark Turner Barcelona and a tribute to the late French singer Claude
Nougaro Toulouse. The album is to be released in the U.S
in the fall of 2005 on Sunnyside Label.