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Jacques Loussier: “Play Bach and More”

Benoît Dunoyer de Segonzac (bass) - André Arpino (drums)

Jacques Loussier: “Play Bach and More” Benoît Dunoyer de Segonzac (bass) - André Arpino (drums)

About

In 1959, Jacques Loussier hit upon the idea that was to make his international reputation, by combining his interest in jazz with his love of J.S. Bach.

Only a pianist with such an exceptional classical technique and deft improvisatory skill could have nurtured such a vision. He founded the Play Bach Trio, which used Bach's compositions as the basis for jazz improvisation. The trio immediately caught the public imagination. In their live appearances, tours and concerts, plus a succession of recordings built on the cornerstone of four albums made between 1960 and 1963, Loussier's group achieved the breakthrough to popular commercial success enjoyed by only a select few jazz musicians. In fifteen years, the trio sold over six million albums!

On July 28th 2004, the day of Bach's 254th anniversary of death, the Jacques Loussier Trio perform a special concert at the famous St. Thomas Church of Leipzig – the city where Bach composed many of his most famous works. Just three months later, on October 26th 2004, Jacques Loussier will celebrate his 70th birthday.

Program

  • Johann Sebastian Bach / Jacques Loussier, Fugue in D Major (after the fugue BWV 850 of the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach / Jacques Loussier, Gavotte in D Major (after the Gavotte of the Orchestral Suite BWV 1068)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach / Jacques Loussier / Benoît Dunoyer de Segonzac, Pastorale in C Minor (after the Aria of the Pastorella BWV 590)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach / Jacques Loussier, Air on the G string (after the Air of the Orchestral Suite BWV 1068)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach / Jacques Loussier / André Arpino, Arrangement of the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
    • I
    • II
    • III
  • Claude Debussy / Jacques Loussier, First Arabesque (arrangement)
  • Claude Debussy / Jacques Loussier, Isle Joyeuse (arrangement)
  • Erik Satie / Jacques Loussier, First Gymnopédie (arrangement)
  • Maurice Ravel / Jacques Loussier, Bolero (arrangement)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach / Jacques Loussier / Benoît Dunoyer de Segonzac / André Arpino, Arrangement of the third movement of the Harpsichord Concerto in D Major, BWV 1054

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Andreas Morell
  • Venue: St. Thomas Church (Leipzig, Germany)
  • Production date: 2004
  • Recording date: 2004
  • Duration: 1 h 38 min
  • Production: © EuroArts Music International
  • Available version(s): EN

Casting

  • Jacques Loussier | Composer , Pianist
  • Benoît Dunoyer de Segonzac | Double bassist
  • André Arpino | Drummer

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