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Jacques Loussier was born in Angers, in northwestern France, October 26, 1934. He started playing piano at the age of ten and quickly demonstrated tremendous ability. When Loussier was just sixteen, he entered the Conservatoire Nationale de Musique in Paris where he studied with Professor Yves Nat whose youthful compositions were praised by Faure and Saint-Saëns, and whose prodigious ... Read more in Amazon's Jacques Loussier Store

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  • Audio CD (20 Dec. 2002)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Import Music Services
  • ASIN: B00004XQ7S
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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By oleskipper on 6 Oct. 2014
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The last of the original Play Bach series vol. 1-5 dating from 1965, in vintage DECCA stereo sound, finds the Loussier Trio in a highly adventurous mode - the first three minutes must have left even seasoned Loussier fans a bit perplexed... Throughout the fine and varied programme the playing is of the highest order - those who might have the impression that the playing of the first Loussier Trio was 'simpler', less subtle, than that of his later groups from the mid-eighties onwards, should give this a good listen. This is pure genius - and very, very beautiful. One of his all time finest.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. David A. Clover on 23 April 2010
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If I had to lose all the records in my collection and keep just one, it would be this!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J RUSSELL on 3 Sept. 2013
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Parents had this on vinyl at home when growing up and wanted to add it to my collection of CD's
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Bach's best jazz 7 Mar. 2011
By Discophage - Published on Amazon.com
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I've been somewhat disappointed with the little I've heard of Jacques Loussier's recent Bach jazz arrangements: namely, his recording of the Goldberg Variations (Jacques Loussier Trio: Bach's Goldberg Variations, see my review). There the jazzyfication of Bach is agreeable, gentle, cool, elegant, enjoyable, respectful (oftentimes Bach's piano writing isn't even changed, with only Loussier's two partners, double bassist Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac and drummer André Arpino, adding a jazz color) - and here precisely lies the rub: do you really want your jazzyfication of Bach to be all that: "agreeable, gentle, cool, polite, enjoyable, respectful"? If you do, then that's your jazzyfied Bach. But I don't. Why jazzify Bach at all if you are going to change nothing or very little to what Bach wrote? It seems to me that the point of jazzifying Bach is precisely to change it, to strain it so to bring out the inherent jazz in it, to treat it (as Classical composers have a long history of doing) as a theme on which to provide jazz variations. I want my jazzyfied Bach to be inventive, daring, dishevelled, exuberant, disrespectful at least to the exent of doing to Bach not what Bach demands but what Jazz demands, I want the jazz to have fun with Bach, I want it to ruffle Bach's whig, to take on Bach to dance, not respectfully bow to him. And I bet that Bach may be somewhat rattled at first, but he'll end up immensely enjoying himself as well.

Going back to Loussier's ealier Bach recordings - made from the late 1950s to mid 1960s with his former partners, Christian Garros percussion and Pierre Michelot double-bass - I am reminded why I like Loussier's Bach - or rather, what it is I like in Loussier's Bach: compared to the Goldbergs (admittedly, I haven't heard Loussier other Bachs made with his new trio), his jazzyfication of Bach is inventive, exuberant and daring, and dishevelled enough. This volume 5 and last of his initial Decca "Play Bach" series (the title has become something of a trademark and Loussier has used it for his later remakes, making it a tricky affair to sort out his discography) was released in 1964 and offers the organ Toccata, adagio and fugue BWV 564, the Sicilienne from the sonata for flute and harpsichord BWV 1031, the Schübler-Chorale n° 1 BWV 645 on the tune "Wachet Auf" (from Bach's Cantata BWV 140) and the Organ Passacaglia in C minor BWV 582.

The entry of the organ Toccata tells it all: the imperious opening statement sounds like Busoni's arrangement for piano, Loussier extends the duration of the silence between the theme's two utterances, and has his "jazz continuo" fill it with syncopated brushes of sound. Then comes the big wave-like cadenza, and there not only is Loussier's digitial virtuosity impressive (that's a classically-trained pianist alright, and no slouch at it), his partners add great rhythmic verve and excitement to it, and moreover the fusion of both elements feels totally natural (as if this continuo accompaniment had been written precisely for that piano part) rather than artificially pieced together (as I've felt it does in Loussier's later recordings - and that includes his Mozart too, Jacques Loussier Trio: Mozart Piano Concertos 20/23). Then, at 0:50, Loussier skids off (again, very naturally) into an impro that is closer to free jazz (in a violent mood) than to the kind of lounge jazz of his later days, seguing into a wild drum cadenza. NOT gentle, not "polite", not "cool", but superb. What follows (at 2:09) is also quite nice: Loussier had the double bass play Bach's line (in the score indeed a single bass line; but try playing it on pizzicato double-bass strings!), and tops it with a very soft and pointillistic piano impro, just drops of notes. Then bang at 3:24 Bach's keyboard returns with a loud crash (and, again, the impression that the partners' dynamic support is entirely organic). There is nothing "improvised" here: this is all carefully planned and well-rehearsed. Loussier plays the exuberant development with again impressive digital fleetness, in an arrangement of his own I assume, that is less thick than Busoni's and convinces me entirely that Bach's organ toccata can and should be played at the piano, and should be played in precisely Loussier's arrangement. In fact Loussier proves to be a major Bach pianist, with a piquant and muscular touch and unleashed joyful mood that is way ahead of his time (this is 1963/4, and playing Bach at the piano wasn't so customary back then), with again his partners supporting with their own rhythmic drive (and great stereo spread, with double-bass on one side and drums on the other). Loussier ends the movement with a solo piano cadenza, in the manner of a classical concerto (and really that is what Loussier turns Bach's Toccata into: a concerto for piano with drum and double-bass accompaniment) traversed by whiffs of Bach's melodies.

Loussier's elegant and dreamy jazz impro on Bach's melodic line in the slow movement (the double-bass adding his own impros to Bach's bass line) is very true to the spirit of Bach and baroque practice as it is understood today, in that it takes Bach's melody as the basis for the performers own playing with and around it, a skeleton to be fleshed out by the performer, all the while remaining very true to the movement's mood and atmosphere. The finale is really in the form of a variation on the theme (played as a basso figure by the double bass) provided by Bach's first six measures (in fact the same theme played three times, each a step up). Again the veering out of Bach and into pure jazz feels very natural.

I don't need to go on describing the compositional felicities of Loussier's arrangements: it is always fun and revelatory to follow the recording with the scores of the original compositions. What makes Loussier's Bach so interesting, convincing and fun is that, one, the jazz is often directly embedded into Bach, rather than simply alternating with it; two, when Bach does give way to pure jazz, the transition from one to the other (and back) feels entirely organic and natural, and three, the jazz tends to skid on the wild side. So Loussier has realized a real fusion of Jazz and Bach, which I haven't heard to that extent in his Goldberg variations. And add to that that, as I said, Loussier is a fantastic Bach pianist, to make one almost regret that an impresario's choice, when he was fresh out of the Paris conservatory, made him choose and specialize into jazzed Bach rather than straight Bach.

My only regret: this is the straight reissue of the original LP, integral with its short TT of less than 35 minutes. It is not only that you get much less than a CD can contain (in fact, two volumes from the original series would fit on CD); it's that with something so yummy, you simply want more. Great stereo presence, a bit of background tape hiss. The other instalments in the oringal series are Bach: Play Bach, No. 1, Bach: Jacques Loussier Plays Bach No. 2, Play Bach No. 3, Play Bach No. 4 and the 1965 concert at the Paris Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Play Bach: Aux Champs-Elysees.
One of the finest 6 Oct. 2014
By oleskipper - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The last of the original Play Bach series vol. 1-5 dating from 1965, in vintage DECCA stereo sound, finds the Loussier Trio in a highly adventurous mode - the first three minutes must have left even seasoned Loussier fans a bit perplexed... Throughout the fine and varied programme the playing is of the highest order - those who might have the impression that the playing of the first Loussier Trio was 'simpler', less subtle, than that of his later groups from the mid-eighties onwards, should give this a good listen. This is pure genius - and very, very beautiful. One of his all time finest.
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