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Monday, March 30, 2015

Play Bach - The Jacques Loussier Trio

Play Bach
The Jacques Loussier Trio
London Records
LL 3144

I believe this release is available at your usual digital download sites so I will not be posting a sample. I decided to present the London (rather than the similar Decca cover) front and back cover for those of you that are interested in collecting a copy. The back cover on this release offers us photos of the trio members, Jacques Loussier, Pierre Michelot and Christian Garros in the studio.

From the back cover: "I had no wish to arrange Bach, nor disarrange him; while presenting him differently, I have not changed him." – Jacques Loussier

From a 1964 Billboard Jazz Merit note on Play Bach London LL 3454: Exciting interpretations of Bach's Preludes No. 1, 2 and 12 in an idiom that straddles the jazz and classical fields. Loussier's free-flowing arrangements complement the master's melodic line in a performance that treats the classics with swinging respect. Should garner fans from both fields.

1 comment:

  1. Coincidentally, I just picked up a copy of this same LP for 99c at the thrift store. Interesting music.


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