The Original 'Play Bach' Vols. 1 & 2
  • Jacques Loussier Jacques Loussier
  • Decca 40.500 Decca 40.500
  • Decca 40.502 Decca 40.502

Jacques Loussier

The Original 'Play Bach' Vols. 1 & 2

Essential Jazz Classics

Personnel:
Jacques Loussier (p), Pierre Michelot (b), Christian Garros (d)

Reference: EJC55509

Bar code: 8436028698400

These two LPs, (available on 1 CD for the first time), caught the publics imagination and quickly brought Jacques Loussier and his Play Bach Trio commercial success enjoyed by only a select few jazz musicians. Take advantage of this great offer of 2 LPs on 1 CD, with 8 page booklet included, to become reacquainted with the incomparable music of J.S. Bach as interpreted by Jacques Loussiers Play Bach Trio.


Tracklisting:

01. Prelude No.1 In C Major (From The Well
Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Bwv 846) 5:26
02. Fugue No.1 In C Major (From The Well
Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Bwv 846) 5:03
03. Prelude No.2 In C Minor (From The Well
Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Bwv 847) 4:21
04. Fugue No.2 In C Minor (From The Well
Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Bwv 847) 2:48
05. Toccata And Fugue In D Minor (Bwv 565) 8:57
06. Prelude No.8 In E Flat Minor (From The Well
Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Bwv 853) 4:57
07. Prelude No.5 In D Major (From The Well
Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Bwv 850) 1:55
08. Fugue No.5 In D Major (From The Well
Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Bwv 850) 1:50

Partita No.1 In B Flat Major (Bwv 825)
09. I. Allemande 6:20
10. II. Courante 2:32
11. III. Sarabande 2:57
12. IV. Menuet I 2:00
13. V. Menuet Ii 1:59
14. VI. Gigue 3:10
15. Chorale Jesu, Joy Of Mans Desiring
(From The Cantata Herz Und Mund
Und Tat Und Leben Bwv 147) 4:11
16. Prelude No.6 In D Minor (From The Well
Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Bwv 851) 2:09
17. Aria (From The Orchestral Suite No.3
In D Major, Bwv 1068) 3:28
18. Prelude No.16 In G Minor (From The Well
Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Bwv 861) 2:57
19. Fugue No.16 In G Minor (From The Well
Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Bwv 861) 2:46
20. Prelude No.21 In B Flat Major (From The Well
Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Bwv 866) 2:47

Total time: 72:31 min.


Tracks #1-8, from the album
"Play Bach #1" (Decca 40.500)

Tracks #9-20, from the album
"Play Bach #2" (Decca 40.502)


Personnel:

Jacques Loussier (piano), Pierre Michelot (bass), and Christian Garros (drums).

Original compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach
Arrangements by Jacques Loussier

Recorded in Paris, France in 1959 & 1960


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Biography:

"Born 26 October 1934, Angers, France. A classically taught pianist, Loussier found a career in commercial popular music more lucrative. Then, in 1959, he hit upon the idea of performing the classical piano works of Johann Sebastian Bach in a quasi-jazz style. Together with Pierre Michelot and Christian Garros, the trio had enormous international success with the wider public. The concept, the low-key detached style, and possibly the huge commercial success, failed to endear the group to the hardcore jazz audience. In the mainstream, his interpretation of Bach is better known as the long-running music accompanying the award winning Benson & Hedges film and television advertisements of the 60s and 70s. In the 90s and beyond Loussier attempted the same crossover with the works of Satie, Bach, Chopin and Mozart."

All Music Guide
Price:

$13.14  (tax incl.)

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