Saturday, June 26, 2010

Jacky Terrasson Trio - Alive

This is a very subtle date with the musicians utilizing dynamics and a lot of space (a little reminiscent in spots of Ahmad Jamal's Trio). Pianist Jacky Terrasson is so laidback in spots that it is almost as if he does not want to be recognized as the group's leader. Bassist Ugonna Okegwo works closely with him and drummer Leon Parker (famous for using a rather minimal drum set) fits into the concept well. Still, one often finds themselves listening to this music (a variety of originals and standards such as "Things Ain't What They Used to Be," "Sister Cheryl" and "Nature Boy") waiting for something to happen. "Love for Sale" (which is given the catchy bassline of "Chameleon") is a highlight of the intriguing but not essential live set. - by Scott Yanow, AMG

Artist: Jacky Terrasson Trio
Album: Alive
Year: 1997
Quality: eac-flac, cue,log, artw.
Label: Blue Note
Total time: 60:24

Tracks:
1.  Things Ain't What They Used to Be (Mercer Ellington/Ted Persons) 6:40
2.  Cumba's Dance (Jacky Terrasson) 4:21
3.  Sister Cheryl (Tony Williams) 9:04
4.  Simple Things (Jacky Terrasson) 6:28
5.  Nature Boy (Eden Ahbez) 8:40
6.  Love for Sale (Cole Porter) 9:37
7.  Fog Taking Over Noe Valley (Seen Through Dan's Skylight) (Jacky Terrasson) 7:20
8.  The Theme (Miles Davis) 2:37
9.  There's No Disappointment In Heaven (Traditional) 5:37

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

2 comments:

  1. Thanks itr, too bad that the links are gone. :(

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  2. New files:
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