Various lectures on improvisation and composition, and on composition as a tool for improvisation.
Developing your own voice. What to work on and how to work on it.
Piano masterclasses. Topics include:
. Building, consolidating or refining a piano technique. How to really practice and improve your scales and arpeggios. Special emphasis on tone production.
. Comping, harmony and rhythm. The piano in the rhythm section.
. A specific chapter on vocal accompanying. How to play for singers and their repertoire.
. Small ensemble trio to quintet with original material, jazz standards, and oral teaching and dictation.
Large ensemble (big band) coaching. Original music in the Thad Jones-Bob Brookmeyer vein.
This music and other arrangements have been recorded by the WDR Jazz Orchestra.
NB: I also teach thru skype.
Solo piano (various programs, Monk, Gershwin, Strayhorn)
Solo piano + vocals CD "Amsallem Sings" (2009)
Trio w/Viktor Nyberg and Gautier Garrigue
Thelonious Monk program
George Gershwin program
Piano Trio + vocals CD "Franck Amsallem Sings" (2014)
Duo or Quartet with vocalists Sara Lazarus, Melanie Dahan, Sacha Boutros.
Piano Trio + vocals. New CD "Franck Amsallem Sings Vol. II" (2014)
Trio and guests: Rick Margitza, Stephane Belmondo, Philip Catherine,
Jerry Bergonzi, Tim Ries (from the Rolling Stones band), Olivier Ker Ourio.
Big band music -all original material- in the Thad Jones/Brookmeyer/Bill Holman/Johnny Mandel vein
"Nuits", music for string orchestra, perc. and jazz quartet
"Bud will be back shortly", for string orchestra and jazz soloist
"Place du Temps", chamber music w/a jazz tinge (instrumentation: piano, percussion, trumpet, clarinet, bassoon, violin, cello)
"Sax Summit", Irving Acao, Jon Boutellier, Pierrick Pedron w/the Franck Amsallem Trio