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Plays Bach

Jacques Loussier Audio CD
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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 (31 Dec 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Telarc Jazz & Blues
  • ASIN: B000003D5Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,397 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Fugue No.5 In D Major
2. Italian Conerto: Allegro
3. Italian Concerto: Andante
4. Italian Concerto: Presto
5. Pastorale In C Minor
6. Air On A G String
7. Toccata & Fugue In D Minor
8. Gavotte In D Major
9. Concerto In D Minor: Allegro
10. Concerto In D Minor: Adagio
11. Concerto In D Minor: Allegro

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bach would love it 3 Dec 2000
Format:Audio CD
Great music - enjoyable as background, but also if you have an ear for the detail. Bach was such a pioneer of his time, and touching his music needs professionalism and humility - Loussier has both. Buy and enjoy!
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding jazz version 29 Oct 2003
Format:Audio CD
Jacques Loussier has been at it for the last thirty odd years. In this record he plays the famous tune of the Hamlet cigar comercial. It is breath taking and if you have a good hi-fi system you will want to listen to it over and over again. The quality of the recording will not let you down, Telarc is a superb record company. All in all a must in your collection.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loussier excells 11 Feb 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is Loussier at his best. If Bach had been born this century, this is how he would have composed his works. If you only buy one cd this year, get this one.
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1 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 7 Oct 2010
By AlexM
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I purchased this CD as a means to obtaining a copy of the wonderful `Air on the G-string' arrangement, as used in the Hamlet cigar advert. However, despite one reviewer marvelling at the version on this album - which pretty much sold it to me, I was totally disappointed. This one is much more `jazzed-up' and bears little resemblance to the mellow version we all know.
Whilst not being a jazz advocate, I did endeavour to enjoy the rest of the album, which includes some talented playing and interesting variations on the original pieces, although in my opinion a few tracks are spoilt by over-drumming and too much cymbal work.
A jazz enthusiast may appreciate this album more than I, but if you are looking for the original track used in the Hamlet advert, avoid this.
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  15 reviews
27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BACH & JAZZ LOVERS 30 Dec 2000
By MOVIE MAVEN - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Being a huge fan of Bach's (I could honestly listen to his piano and vocal music all day long!) this album was a natural for me. After reading the other reviews online and hearing two friends rave about it, I decided to buy this CD and am awfully glad I did. What wonderful arrangements! This is definitely an album for both Bach lovers and jazz lovers. The source music is, of course, powerful and innovative; Loussier takes Bach and doesn't so much "transform" him as he does take the music to another level...keeping all the beauty. My personal favorite would be the very familiar "Air On A G String." Not better, mind you. Simply wonderful!
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Das Fusion 3 April 2000
By Michael Bowen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
What Loussier has done here is so elegant and finessed, you almost forget how difficult it is to accomplish. Take music you already love, whose every rhythmic nuance is drilled into your head, and rearrange the rhythm section into jazz phrasings, improvise on the melody, and keep the best passages in the original form.
This is definitely not corny Mannheim Steamroller stuff. This is marvelous straight-ahead jazz on old European Standards. It seems so undoable as to be unthinkable, yet Loussier pulls it off as if it were obvious, and in a sense it is. But not since Walter/Wendy Carlos has anyone done it with such flair and respect.
I'm going to wear a hole in this CD. And I'm off to get the others.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Treat yourself nice with Loussier's music... 27 Oct 2000
By Gertrude Vong - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
My best friend introduced this CD to me, the very first time for me to explore how fantastic someone can make for classic music! I am a lover for both classic and jazz music. Loussier is the master for this beautiful combination! Treat yourself nice every now and then, and enjoy this CD with friends or along with a good bottle of wine! I can't help it but fall in love with his music, eventually become a collector of Loussier's work. And I am glad to tell you that friends around me start to appreciate classic music because of the Loussier... You will love him too!
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A CLASS(ic) piece of music 4 Aug 1999
By Oren Peleg - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is a must for all those Trio lovers. Jacques Loussier is marvelous and his interpretation of Bach is marvelous. Bach would swing in his grave. This and the Satie interpretation are excellent, I am not a fan of the Vivaldi CD, it struggles a little to make the transition from classical to Jazz. And viewed as stand alone Jazz it is not great whereas the Bach and Satie would be great Jazz recordings even if they were not composed by great minds.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 - Star Performance 29 Nov 1999
By Paul Nelson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
There isn't enough you can say about Jacques Loussier as well as his drummer or bassist. Together and by themselves, they all have amazing rythym. It is unfortunate that Loussier is so unknown. I, myself am not a very big fan of Bach, but Loussier makes me listen! The beat and the Trio's jazz genious make this album well-worth purchasing. Enjoy!
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