J.S. Bach

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Jacques Loussier Plays Bach

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Jacques Loussier
Soloists:Jacques Loussier, piano
Vincent Charbonnier, bass
AndrÚ Arpino, drums
Individual Works:Fugue no 5 d major
Italian Concerto
allegro, andante, presto
Pastorale in c minor
Air on a G string
Toccata and fugue in d minor
Gavotte in D major
Concerto in d minor
allegro, adagio, allegro
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Telarc Jazz
Catalog Number:CD - 83411
Year Released/Recorded:1993
Total Playing Time:69:02
Comments:Olle SellÚn said:

There were a lot of raised noses when Jacques Loussier made his jazz interpretation of Bach in 1959. "You simply mustn't do such a thing". This recording is 24 years better. Without leaving the true sentiment of Bach, Jacques Loussier brings out the jazz feeling that has always been present in Bach's music and makes it obvious. It's not very complicated but very true. His companions on bass and drums support the music as Bach would have done had he known about jazz. Listen to it! I
simply love it!

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Olle SellÚn
Date First Submitted:11/30/1997