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listen  1. Bach: Little Fugue in G minor, BWV 578Jacques Loussier Trio 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Bach: Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056: AllegroJacques Loussier Trio 4:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Bach: Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056: LargoJacques Loussier Trio 3:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Bach: Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056: PrestoJacques Loussier Trio 5:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Bach: Concerto in C minor, BWV 1060: I. AllegroJacques Loussier Trio 5:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Bach: Concerto in C minor, BWV 1060: II. AdagioJacques Loussier Trio 5:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Bach: Concerto in C minor, BWV 1060: III. AllegroJacques Loussier Trio 5:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Bach: Partita in B-flat major, BWV 825: Andante-AllemandeJacques Loussier Trio 7:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Bach: Partita in B-flat major, BWV 825: CouranteJacques Loussier Trio 3:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Bach: Partita in B-flat major, BWV 825: SarabandeJacques Loussier Trio 5:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Bach: Partita in B-flat major, BWV 825: Minuet IJacques Loussier Trio 3:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Bach: Partita in B-flat major, BWV 825: Minuet IIJacques Loussier Trio 2:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Bach: Partita in B-flat major, BWV 825: GigueJacques Loussier Trio 5:32$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Loussier: Concerto for Violin and Percussion: PraguePrague Kammer Orchestra/Jean Pierre Wallez, violin/Andre Arpino, percussion 9:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Loussier: Concerto for Violin and Percussion: L'Homme nePrague Kammer Orchestra/Jean Pierre Wallez, violin/Andre Arpino, percussion 4:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Loussier: Concerto for Violin and Percussion: Buenos Aires, TangoPrague Kammer Orchestra/Jean Pierre Wallez, violin/Andre Arpino, percussion 4:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Loussier: Concerto for Violin and Percussion: TokyoPrague Kammer Orchestra/Jean Pierre Wallez, violin/Andre Arpino, percussion 6:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Loussier: Tableaux venitiensPrague Kammer Orchestra10:15Album Only
listen  6. Loussier: Trumpet Concerto: AllegroPrague Kammer Orchestra/Guy Touvron, trumpet 9:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Loussier: Trumpet Concerto: SlowPrague Kammer Orchestra/Guy Touvron, trumpet 7:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Loussier: Trumpet Concerto: FinalePrague Kammer Orchestra/Guy Touvron, trumpet 4:24$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Jacques Loussier was born in Angers, in northwestern France, October 26, 1934. He started playing piano at the age of ten and quickly demonstrated tremendous ability. When Loussier was just sixteen, he entered the Conservatoire Nationale de Musique in Paris where he studied with Professor Yves Nat whose youthful compositions were praised by Faure and Saint-Saëns, and whose prodigious ... Read more in Amazon's Jacques Loussier Store

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  • Audio CD (October 23, 2007)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Telarc
  • ASIN: B000W1V8CG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #171,823 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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A two-for-one reissue of two amazing Loussier discs that were released in the early nineties and promptly withdrawn. A scintillating 1991 trio Bach session and a disc of Loussier's original orchestral compositions.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Daniel O. on February 29, 2008
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For the uninitiated, the Loussier Trio has been doing Jazz renditions of Bach's works for over 40 years now. On Amazon alone you can find two or three dozen albums from this catalogue, and it can be difficult to tell them apart.

This particular album is by far the most modern; indeed, there have been more recent releases of remasterings of the original 60s recordings, but this album represents a newer generation of the Trio.

The differences between the two generations Bach treatments are profound. The original interpretations by the Trio were essentially Bach played on Jazz instruments; but in this newer generation, the Trio is playing truly Jazz-styled renditions of the old works, taking more liberty with structure and flow to achieve a distinctive style.

Though the real Jazz (or Bach) afficionados will want to enjoy and contrast the original Plays Bach series with this new generation, if you're just getting into Loussier I would highly recommend this beautiful introduction to the concepts he created. This album stands on it's own as a brilliant Jazz album that nearly anyone can appreciate.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Claris Sayadian on October 24, 2007
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For Bach and jazz lovers alike, this is a nice holiday treat...relax with a glass of wine while Wrapping unwrapping gifts or enjoy it over an intimate dinner with friends.

Jacques Loussier Plays Bach, a new two-disc recording from Telarc set for release on October 23, 2007. The French musician has been recording for close to 50 years, easily solidifying his career as a diverse and talented musician.Originally recorded in the early 1990s, the set as a whole spotlights Loussier's numerous strengths as both a jazz innovator and a classical composer. Disc 1, recorded in Miraval, France, in 1991, features the new Loussier Trio assembled in the late '80s after the hiatus. This new lineup delivers innovative jazz renditions of J.S. Bach compositions: Little Fugue in G Minor, Concerto in F Minor, Concerto in C Minor, Partita in B-flat Major. Few surprise sounds include rock rhythms and Caribbean inflections. Disc 2, recorded in Prague at Czech Radio Studio 1 in April 1992, features original classical compositions by Loussier, in which he stays true to the sound of a chamber orchestra. The opening of the violin concerto, "Prague," has resonances of Brazil and Piazzolla, leading up to the dialogue between violin and drums that concludes the movement. Encore! -- studioexpresso
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Anderson on November 19, 2007
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I homeschool my children and I've always played classical music in the background. Every week, I rotate composers and post pertinent facts on the board with a "Now Playing" list. My 12 year old son mentioned that he would probably like classical music better if there was percussion or drums. This was the first one I found and they all love it...Bach comes alive to them. I know it's probably sacrilegious to classical music lovers. But it's a nice twist that appeals to the young
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This is fun! This is my only exposure (so far) to Jacques Loussier. I heard it by chance on a college radio station, and ordered a copy right away. I've always enjoyed blends of classical music into other styles, and it's cool to hear Bach accompanied by jazz style walking bass.
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