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This review is from: Toccata / Play Bach (Audio CD)
I first became acquainted with much of these works nearly a quarter of a century ago and of course they were vinyl LPs. I threw out all my vinyl long ago so Mr Loussier had not featured in my music collection for some time. Many of us have replaced our old vinyl with back catalogue CDs and that was my intention when I bought this beauty.
Well 'Quelle Surprise!'. These are not re-issues or re-masters, Mr Loussier has been back into the studios to re-record a large body of his work for re-release on Digital media. These recordings are absolutely fantastic and when you have these CDs playing you would think Mr Loussier is playing live in your sitting room.
True advocates of Jazz are noted for not being appreciative of Loussiers' Jazz inspired improvisational interpretations of Bach, they consider him to be a lightweight, but his style is relatively easy on the ear and should appeal to listeners whose love of music does not stretch to the more involved elements of Jazz.
In any case, I'm of an age that I cannot listen to one particular track without thinking of 'A Cigar Called Hamlet'................(ref,. to a UK TV advert.)