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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 (September 26, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Telarc
  • ASIN: B00004Y6SM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,362 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Creative view of Debussy's finest compositions recorded in fine Telarc sound.
hifiman5
Still, these are 51 truly enjoyable minutes indeed, well worth a listen by Debussy fans and jazz fans alike.
Karl W. Nehring
After listening to this cd,you will understand what I mean when I say "you complete me".
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 28, 2001
Format: Audio CD
OK- So Debussy hated the term 'Impressionism', but that's what stuck to his style, so that's what we call it...
So, on to this CD... The Jacques Loussier Trio play exceptional jazz renditions of more than a handful of Debussy greats, such as Claire de Lune, Arabesque, and L'Apres midi d'une Faune. This is an incredible accomplishment considering some of Debussy's original pieces, such as "L'Apres midi..", were almost entirely devoid of beat and consistent measure. One would assume that such an undertaking would produce garbage, but whoa- here the Trio has created delicious and highly-professional, polished jazz. The Jacques Loussier are not new to this kind of transmogrification of classical into jazz, some of their other CD's are devoted to jazz renditions of Bach and Vivaldi (Four Seasons).
The trio consists of piano, bass, and drums. Each carry their distinctive instrumental essences with complexity yet smoothly and with soul. Taken together, the chemistry of the trio is sublime. Sumptuous!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By greg toro on October 31, 2002
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Let me just say that these renditions of Debussy's works are an absolute pleasure to listen to. While listening to the album, I realized that many of these pieces could be mistaken for actual jazz compositions, probably because Debussy's music lends itself (more than, say, mozart's) to numerous interpretations. The "Impressionistic" (i know, i know) style of the pieces gives them much more interesting harmonic sequences and opporunity for improvisation. But the most important thing here lies not in the 'novelty' of the jazz feel, but in Loussier's loyalty to the original magical quality of Debussy's music. The entire album is beautiful and sparse without being too simple or forced. Claire de Lune simply lilts, especially when the trio reverts to the original 9/8 meter. All in all, a great album, but not a replacement for Debussy in any way. Only get this if you at least moderately enjoy jazz. Or Debussy. Or good music.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Tuang Tuangthong on February 20, 2006
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I love classical music,but this recording amazes me.It's a perfect marriage of jazz and classical--body and soul.This cd is enjoyable to listen to because of the imaginative arrangement and superb musicianship.The sound quality is fresh and alive.Each track is a gem.After listening to this cd,you will understand what I mean when I say "you complete me".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Karl W. Nehring on July 16, 2009
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The Jacques Loussier Trio (Loussier on piano, Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac on bass, and André Arpino on drums), having recorded commendable jazz trio interpretations of French composers Satie and Ravel, have now turned their attention inevitably to the music of Debussy. The end result is a fascinating hybrid of classical music and jazz; indeed, those who enjoy the music of Debussy, even if they do not usually listen to jazz, should find this recording fascinating.

For the most part, the trio sticks close to Debussy's musical language, the end result sounding more like classical music than jazz. However, many jazz lovers will smile when they hear the Jacques Loussier Trio suddenly shift gears in the middle of their interpretation of "La Fille aux cheveux de lin" to produce music that sounds for all the world like Keith Jarrett's "Standards Trio" (Keith Jarrett on piano, Gary Peacock on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums). (Jarrett has played classical music on solo piano, but not with his trio; hearing Loussier mimic Jarrett's sound makes me long to hear Jarrett's trio try some classical music on for size, but I'm not going to hold my breath...)

The engineering on this disk is typical of this series, with close-up, punchy sound that packs plenty of mid-bass wallop. My only quibble with recording is with its length, just over 51 minutes. Still, these are 51 truly enjoyable minutes indeed, well worth a listen by Debussy fans and jazz fans alike.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By evjon on November 8, 2011
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I didn't know what to expect when I listened to this CD. Combining classical and modern jazz is absolutely wonderful neither dominate the other. The two is fused in a new muse of delight.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By love kafa on April 17, 2007
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This is a great CD and the first work is too wonderful to put in words. A great buy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gordon Scott on November 11, 2012
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This my introduction to J. Loussier. Some of the tracks are hauntingly beautiful--especially Clair de Lune. Next, I plan to try one of his Bach albums.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nicko on November 7, 2012
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Loussier back to his best. Probably his best CD since the many Bach interpretations. There have been some very mediocre efforts eg Ravel Bolero, Beethoven 7th but this is not one of the poor ones.
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