The album Roundtrip is my second album as a leader. It has been recorded on April 27 and 28, 2009 at Peter Karl Studios in Brooklyn, NY. I am deeply thankful to Keli Zaloudek who encouraged me and helped me to realize this album. Roundtrip has been made possible by generous donators listed on the album. Thank you also to my family, all my friends who have helped me in any way in this project, and the listeners. My greatest joy is to bring to you my music and hopefully you will be sensitive to it.
My longtime friend Roy Assaf was already my first call pianist back in the days when we were studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston. I am glad and honored to have him in my band. He is one of the greatest pianists on the scene in NYC. I think his playing is very sensitive and lyrical and he can swing his butt off.
François Moutin is most probably one of the top 5 bass players in the world! I still hardly realize he is part of my band. It is a great honor to share the stage and make music with him. But primarirly I am delighted to have him as a friend.
Steve Davis has become in a very short time one of my dearest friends in NYC. Amazing drummer with a very interesting personality, his musicianship is simply outstanding. I enjoy very much beating him at chess and ping-pong. He also has an incredible amount of crazy stories that happened to him. Mucho fun SD!
Guitarist Edouard Brenneisen is one of my best friends and my partner in crime #1! I knew he would bring the sound and the sensitivity I needed on the tracks he is invited.
Akira Ishiguro is also guitarist and a friend I met in Berklee. He is actually one of the first musicians I met when I came in the US and he has helped me a great deal. Akira is a wonderful guitar player and composer who also appears on my first album Stop Requested.
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