Bar code: 8427702901015
When Ignasi Terraza Trio's In A Sentimental Groove was released on CD in 2006, it became a huge hit among the Japanese jazz fans who love high-quality piano trio music. The Spanish -- or Catalonian to be more precise -- pianist's break-out album captured their imagination with an attractive mix of traditional melodies, jazz standards and original compositions, played in a straight-ahead, no-frills, honest style. The sound quality of the recording was highly praised as well.
01. El Cant Dels Ocells (Traditional) 4:05
02. An Emotional Dance (Terraza) 3:37
03. La Filadora (Traditional) 3:17
04. When Your Lover Has Gone (Swan) 4:54
05. Everything Happens To Me (Dennis-Adair) 6:44
06. Cançó No.6 (Mompou) 4:40
07. Isn't It Romantic? (Hart-Rodgers) 6:29
08. Rain Falling, No Cab (Terraza-Boussaguet) 5:09
09. El Desembre Congelat (Traditional) 5:39
10. Mean To Me (Ahlert-Turk) 3:02
11. Peace Prayer [Clamors de Pau] (Terraza) 5:16
Total time: 53:00 min.
Ignasi Terraza (piano), Pierre Boussaguet (bass), Jean-Pierre Derouard (drums).
Recorded by Albert Moraleda in La Garriga, Barcelona, September 26 & 27, 2005
Mastered by Pep Roig at Estudi Temps Records, Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain.
Cover design: Cristina Alonso & Fernando Prats
Photography: Eva Álvarez & Ramón Rios
Produced by Ignasi Terraza
"The music I’m presenting here today represents a kind of personal journey, a kind of photo album. It ranges from intense moments of intimacy like young love (in a rearrangement of and old melody) to recent social issues reflected in the track Peace Prayer. But there are simpler moments too, like the long wait out in the rain for the ever elusive taxi.
The catalan songs takes me back to my grandmother’s house, where I first discovered the piano. I can still picture her doing her sewing in the living room, and I remember the Christmas and family gatherings. And what about Mompou, you may well ask? Discovering Mompou went hand in hand with the joy I felt in hearing the sounds emanating from the new piano, my very own piano! It was a gift from aunt Loles, the life and soul of the house and an ardent devotee of my music.
And finally, the standards. This is what stole my heart one day and has now become my language: jazz, music you move to and music that moves you.”
Ignasi Terraza (From the inside liner notes)