Beyond Bach, Other Composers I Adore / Lousier
Label: CONCORD JAZZ INC.
Disc: 1 1. Concerto No. 2 in G minor Summer: Allegro non molto 2. Concerto No. 2 in G minor Summer: Adagio 3. Concerto No. 2 in G minor Summer: Presto 4. Gymnopédie No. 1, Variation 1 5. Gnossienne No. 1 6. Handel: Passacaglia 7. Sonata No. 33 in B minor 8. Boléro 9. Debussy: Clair de lune 10. Debussy: Arabesque Disc: 2 1. Theme of Symphony No. 7 - Allegretto 2. Variation 2 of Symphony No. 7 - Allegretto 3. Variation 5 of Symphony No. 7 - Allegretto 4. Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: Allegro 5. Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: Adagio 6. Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: Allegro Assai 7. Schumann: Von fremden Ländern und Menschen (Of Foreign Lands and Peoples) 8. Schumann: Träumerei (Dreaming) 9. Chopin: Nocturne No. 5 in F-sharp major, Op. 15, No. 2 10. Chopin: Nocturne No. 11 in G minor, Op. 37, No. 1 11. Chopin: Nocturne No. 14 in F-sharp minor, Op. 48, No. 2 12. Chopin: Nocturne No. 20 in C-sharp minor, Op. posthume
For more than six decades, pianist Jacques Loussier has explored where the structure and traditions of classical music intersect with the spontaneous and exploratory nature of jazz. In the early years of his career, his Play Bach Trio focused on developing improvisatory compositions around the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. In more recent years with Telarc and a newly formed trio assembled in the 1980s Loussier expanded his repertoire by taking a similar approach to composers like Debussy, Ravel, Vivaldi, Beethoven and others. In honor of Jacques Loussier s 80th birthday year, Telarc is releasing an album with selections from 10 other composers that Jacques has lent his jazz arrangements to over the years.