Saturday, June 26, 2010

Jacky Terrasson - Jacky Terrasson

Jacky Terrasson delights in turning standards inside out. On his CD he gives odd rhythms to "I Love Paris," tpurposely speeds up and slows down the tempo on "Bye Bye Blackbird," takes "I Fall in Love Too Easily" very slow, does his best to disguise "Bye Bye Blackbird" and shows a graps of dynamics worthy of Ahmad Jamal. It is fortunate that bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Leon Parker are very alert (or perhaps well-rehearsed) because to the uninitiated listener, these eccentric and rather quirky performances are often quite unpredictable and occasionally jarring. Well worth checking out. - by Scott Yanow, AMG

I never heard anyone toy with the melodies of standards like he does. He is in love with the craft of muscial arrangement. The piano is his canvas of gentle brushstrokes. Highly introspective. His exchanges with Okegwo and Parker are empathic in the best possible sense. - by Frank S. Cohen,

Artist: Jacky Terrasson
Album: Jacky Terrasson
Year: 1994
Quality: eac-flac, cue, log, artw.
Label: Blue Note
Total time: 55:16

1.  I Love Paris (Cole Porter) 7:31
2.  Just a Blues (Jacky Terrasson) 3:44
3.  My Funny Valentine (Lorenz Hart/Richard Rodgers) 7:11
4.  Hommage a Lili Boulanger (Jacky Terrasson) 3:03
5.  Bye Bye Blackbird (Mort Dixon/Ray Henderson) 5:21
6.  He Goes on a Trip (Jacky Terrasson) 6:40
7.  I Fall in Love too Easily (Sammy Cahn/Jule Styne) 3:24
8.  Time After Time (Sammy Cahn/Jule Styne) 6:46
9.  For Once in My Life (Ron Miller/Orlando Murden) 4:20
10.  What a Difference a Day Made (Stanley Adams/María Mendez Grever) 5:40
11.  Cumba's Dance (Jacky Terrasson) 1:36

Jacky Terrasson (Piano)
Ugonna Okegwo (Double Bass)
Leon Parker (Drums)


  1. Thanks itr, this is first time I get in touch with Terrasson's music and I find it rather interesting.



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