【Jacky Terrasson - Gouache】(2012) ★★★★

 

(English follows the Japanese)

 

 

Jacky Terrasson1965年独ベルリン出身のピアニスト/作曲家。Bill EvansThelonious Monkに強い影響を受け、バークリー音楽院でジャズ・ピアノを学ぶ。1994年のデビュー作『Jacky Terrasson』以来、BLUENOTEを拠点に数々の作品を発表。1990年代以降を代表するジャズ・ピアニストとして知られる。2010年『Push』以降はCONCORDで作品を発表。2年ぶりの新作となる本作では自作曲はもちろん、Justin Bieber2011年ヒット「Baby」、仏系アメリカ人女性歌手Cécile McLorinをフィーチャした2---Erik SatieJe Te Veux」、John LennonOh My Love」、Amy WinehouseRehab」といった新旧のポピュラー・ヒットやSonny RollinsValse Hot」を取り上げたカッコイイアルバムに仕上がっています

(Personnel)
Jacky Terrasson(P, Rhodes)
Burniss Earl Travis II(Ac-B, El-B)
Justin Faulkner(Ds, Per)
Minino Garay(Per)
Cecile McLorin Salvant(Vo)
Michel Portal(B-Cl)
Stephane Belmondo(Flh, Tp)
Recorded May 10-18, 2012, France

1. Try To Catch Me
 
2. Baby
 
3. Satie: Je Te Veux featuring Cécile McLorin
 
4. Rehab
 
5. Gouache
 
6. Oh My Love featuring Cécile McLorin
 
7. Mother
 
8. Happiness
 
9. Valse Hot
 
10. C'Est Si Bon

Website
Official Website
http://www.jackyterrasson.com/

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Preview
https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/baby/id549522323?i=549522502

Buy CD
http://www.amazon.co.jp/Gouache-Jacky-Terrasson/dp/B008J2F470/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1359961099&sr=1-3

Related Video
Jacky Terrasson - Gouache
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m22wrvOltQg

Review
Pianist Jacky Terrasson's 2012 album Gouache is an eclectic, playful, and often beautiful album that showcases the pianist's lithe, technically adept jazz skills alongside a handful of guest artists. Terrasson is a gifted composer and improviser in a variety of jazz idioms, from straight-ahead, standards-based jazz to more contemporary and even avant-garde styles. He brings all of this to bear on Gouache. While Terrasson's virtuosic piano chops are the focal point of the release, it is also his choice of excellent sidemen here, including trumpeter Stephane Belmondo and bass clarinetist Michel Portal, that helps make the album such a buoyant and joyful listen. This is especially true on his ruminative version of John Lennon's "Oh My Love" and the positively swoon-inducing Erik Satie chanson "Je Te Veux," which both feature vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant. Winner of the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, Salvant is a gifted, nuanced singer and here, singing in both French and English, she draws upon the languid, bittersweet influence of Billie Holiday, while always keeping a smile in her voice. Jazz pianists reworking modern pop songs has become de rigueur in 21st century jazz circles, and so Terrasson's choice to cover Lennon, as well as such radio hits as Justin Bieber's "Baby" and Amy Winehouse's "Rehab," isn't in-and-of-itself unique. However, with his painterly, impressionistic style that often brings to mind a mix of such influences as Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea, Terrasson is an interesting match for this kind of pop repurposing, and his reinventions never sound anything but clever and inspired. To these ends, he turns "Baby" into a jaunty sleigh ride of song, with a euphoric '70s R&B ballad midsection. He also gives "Rehab" a slow, Horace Silver-sounding jazz-funk treatment that finds him moving from piano to Fender Rhodes. Elsewhere, Terrasson's original compositions reveal a passion for melody and groove, paired with an adventurous, flowing, stream-of-consciousness post-bop aesthetic that ultimately makes Gouache a pure joy to hear.
- All Music


Bio
Jacky Terrasson, the most widely traveled of all jazz pianists, is the "piano player of happiness", according to Telerama magazine in France. He is an exhilarating musician, one of those who play their public straight to euphoria. . Born in Berlin, of an American mother and a French father, he grew up in Paris He started to learn the piano when was 5 and after studying classical piano in school, he studied jazz. ESPECIALLY with Jeff Gardner His encounter with Francis Paudras (Whose movie, "Round Midnight", tells the moving story of a lasting friendship with Bud Powell) played important role in his initiation into jazz. Jacky then went to the United States to attend the Berklee College of Music. In 1993, after winning the prestigious Thelonious Monk Award, he began touring with Betty Carter. He then decided to move to New York, where he lives quietly today. Exactly one year after his triumph in the Thelonious Monk competition, the New York Times Magazine as one of Jacky Introduced the 30 under 30, that is to say one of the 30 artists most likely to change American culture in the next 30 years. He then signed with the prestigious Blue Note label. trio He made three recordings for Blue Note (Jacky Terrasson, Reach, and Alive). He then devoted himself to several collaborations: "Rendezvous" with Cassandra Wilson, and "What It Is", with Michael Brecker and Mino Cinelu. Beginning in 2001, he recorded "A Paris" for Blue Note, a very personal interpretation of French classics, "Smile" (Best Jazz Album of the Year, 2003 Victoires du Jazz and a gold Django), and finally a solo album, "Mirror." This Franco-American nation has never stopped dazzling us, either by his prestigious collaborations, with greats examined as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Jimmy Scott, Charles Aznavour, Ry Cooder ... or with his minimalist and energetic music hammered out with drummer Leon Parker and bassist Ugonna Okegwo, in a trio that was Considered one of the best jazz trios of the 90s. And this intuition, this instinct, this openness, leads him to the discovery of the great burgeoning talents of his many groups (talent search as those of Eric Harland, Ben Williams, Jamire Williams, and Justin Faulkner). In February 2012, Jacky Terrasson signed with Universal Jazz France. His first recording, "gouache", will appear in fall 2012, and it is a joyous celebration of his 20-year career. In this recording, he is surrounded by the best of the upcoming New York jazz generation, but that is by Michel Portal, Stéphane Belmondo, Minino Garay, and singer Cecile McLorin-Salvant. He performs regularly in solo and in trio in the great jazz festivals (Montreal, San Francisco, Montreux, North Sea Jazz, Marciac), and in the most prestigious piano festival (Ruhr Piano Festival, Lucerne, La Roque d'Anthéron, Piano aux Jacobins). He therefore plays regularly in Asia, Japan, South Korea and China, as well as in Europe and the United States. If we were to describe his playing, we would compare Jacky Terrasson to Bud Powell for his carefully controlled velocity on the piano keys, to Ahmad Jamal for his sense of phrasing but, so for his knowledge of the great French composers examined as Ravel, Fauré and Debussy. Through his fingers, as Jacky mingles and melts the colors and the inventions of the great pianists of yesterday and today, as he creates his own style, subtle and fresh played with facility and ease, pushed by the desire to rewrite and reinvent again and again, every day and forever.