在这场音乐会中,有幸能够聆听到Jacques Loussier Trio的精采演出,
对於演奏家的了解,不再只是停留在流行歌手现场演唱会的印象,我看到一个固执,极端,深刻的老人与钢琴合唱著灵活,开阔,温柔的琴声.我自己也是学过一点乐器的,略为了解要把别人写的一首歌,弹奏得拥有属於自己的感情和个性,是多么困难的一件事,练习的过程又是多么苦涩和寂寞.我看著Jacques Loussier Trio演奏的背影,就深刻得看见他在琴房练习的样子,那一定是个不断重复,不断固执在某一小节编曲的人,独自坐在钢琴前,直到弹奏出令自己满意的旋律.听著
Jacques Loussier Trio的音乐,就像是听他讲著自己的故事,
Jacques Loussier Trio的巴哈爵士,在听觉上给了我一段极为刺激的幻想.
Jacques Loussier Trio离去前,我看到他眼中好像有些不舍,
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Jacques Loussier (born October 26. 1934 in Angers, France) is a french musician and composer.
He studied classical music at the Conservatoire Nationale de Musique in Paris and worked later as accompanist for Catherine Sauvage and Charles Aznavour.
In 1959 he combined his affection for Johann Sebastian Bach with his growing interest for jazz and founded the Play Bach Trio. This group played and improvised on basis of Bach's compositions. This created vast international attention and in 1960-63 he produced 4 albums, which sold in about 6 million copies. The trio stopped after 15 years of performing in 1978.
In the 1980'ies Loussier started composing and arranging works in his recording studio in Miraval near Nice in southern France. He met the rock world and artists like Pink Floyd, Elton John, Sting og Yes. Segments of Pink Floyd’s The Wall were recorded in his studio.
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Orig Year 1960
Catalog number 157562
Release Date Apr 24, 2001
Recording Time 37 minutes
Personnel Christian Garros - drums, percussion
Jacques Loussier - piano
Additional Info Remastered
Bach: Jacques Loussier Plays Bach No. 2 by Jacques Loussier was released Apr 24, 2001 on the Decca label. Recorded in 1960. Bach: Jacques Loussier Plays Bach No. 2 Originally released on Decca (SSL40.502) All tracks have been digitally remastered. Personnel: Pierre Michelot (double bass); Christian Garros (drums, percussion). Bach: Jacques Loussier Plays Bach No. 2 Arranger: Jacques Loussier. Bach: Jacques Loussier Plays Bach No. 2 Personnel includes: Jacques Loussier (piano); Pierre Michelot (acoustic bass); Christian Garros (drums, percussion). Reissue producers: Daniel Richard, Dominique Bernard. Bach: Jacques Loussier Plays Bach No. 2 contains a single disc with 12 songs.
Audio CD (April 24, 2001)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Original recording remastered
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jacques Loussier's best works November 9, 2001
By Bruce Bogart
Jacques Loussier is quite possibly the world's most brilliant pianist today. Jacques Loussier was the original pioneer combining jazz with the works of J.S. Bach. Others have tried to do this, but Loussier has remained the most successful. His style remains true to the original works of Bach. Even the casual listener can tell that he takes his work seriously. However, Jacques Loussier's music goes far beyond that. He is gifted with an almost hypnotic style that can conjure up images
and emotions in one's mind while listening to the music. You hear it time and time again, unique to the Jacques Loussier Trio. The music is magic. He is able to transform an ordinary piece into a masterpiece. Loussier has also applied his expertise to the works of Vivaldi, Ravel, Debussy Satie and offers fresh new impressions on the work of these (and other) composers. Loussier's most recent offering is entitled "Baroque Favorites". His highly talented past and present drummer(s) and bassist(s) complement Loussier's style to form a tightly integrated trio.
Play Bach 1 and 2 are probably Loussier's very best works. These recordings were first issued on the Decca label. Listen carefully to Loussier's wonderful interpretation of Partita No. 1 in B flat major: Allemande. If you missed out on the original vinyl Decca recordings of Play Bach jazz, you now have a second chance. Grab them now!
I was fortunate to have the opportunity attend his concert and meet him in Toronto, Canada at the start of his Telarc tour. His concert received several standing ovations. He just keeps getting better with time. At the time of this writing, Jacques Loussier has just finished his North America and will appear in Australian. It may be a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear the Jacques Loussier Trio live. ...
01. Partita No. 1 in D major, BWV 825: I. Allemande (6:19)
02. Partita No. 1 in D major, BWV 825: II. Courante (2:31)
03. Partita No. 1 in D major, BWV 825: III. Sarabande (2:57)
04. Partita No. 1 in D major, BWV 825: IV. Minuetto I (2:00)
05. Partita No. 1 in D major, BWV 825: V. Minuetto II (1:58)
06. Partita No. 1 in D major, BWV 825: VI. Gigue (3:10)
07. Cantata, BWV 147 "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben": Choral "Jesus bleibet meine Freude" (4:10)
08. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Prelude and Fugue No. 6 in D minor, BWV 851: I. Prelude (2:09)
09. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Aria (3:27)
10. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Prelude and Fugue No. 16 in G minor, BWV 861: I. Prelude (2:57)
11. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Prelude and Fugue No. 16 in G minor, BWV 861: II. Fugue (2:45)
12. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Prelude and Fugue No. 21 in B-flat minor, BWV 866: I. Prelude (2:46)
Total Time: 37:14