Loussier, Jacques

Telarc, 2009CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 15.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 4
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O’s Notes: Jacques Loussier is 75 years old but plays the piano with the spirit and energy of a man in his twenties! He leads a trio with bassist Vincent Charbonnier and drummer André Arpino. The celebration is for 50 years of improvising on the music of Bach. We enjoyed the bounce of “Corale No. 1 Sleepers Awake” that was recorded live and included here as a bonus track. We also liked “Toccata and Fugue in C Minor”. The strength of the original Bach compositions allows them to be reworked and given new life with Loussier’s arrangements. The more we listen, the more we liked it!


Publicist: Telarc Jazz