- No. 1 in E major, RV 269 "La primavera"
- No. 2 in G minor, RV 315 "L'estate"
- No. 3 in F major, RV 293 "L'autunno"
- No. 4 in F minor, RV 297 "L'inverno"
- No. 5 in E flat major, RV 253 "La tempesta di mare"
- No. 6 in C major, RV 180 "Il piacere"
- No. 7 in D minor, RV 242
- No. 8 in G minor, RV 332
- No. 9 in D minor, RV 236
- No. 10 in B flat major, RV 362 "La caccia"
- No. 11 in D major, RV 210
- No. 12 in C major, RV 178
Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - New Jazz Arrangementsby Jacques Loussier Trio
Pianist Jacques Loussier has certainly had an unusual career, much of it spent performing jazz interpretations of Bach's music. While his original works have been noteworthy, Loussier's most famous projects have been his transformations of Bach's music. In 1997 he tackled Vivaldi's Four Seasons, four concertos that he performed and recorded with his trio. As with Bach's pieces, Loussier pays respect to Vivaldi's melodies and the development of the works while swinging the music. He divides each of the concertos into three parts, improvises tastefully while keeping the themes in mind, and leads his trio through some uncharted territory. Loussier occasionally recalls the style of John Lewis and "Allegro Non Molto" from the "Summer" piece has some resemblances to Lewis' "Django." Due to Loussier's impressive technique, respect for both idioms and his well thought-out concept, this unique set is a complete success.
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Performance CreditsJacques Loussier Trio Primary Artist,Ensemble
Jacques Loussier Piano
Andre Arpino Drums
Vincent Charbonnier Bass
Technical CreditsJacques Loussier Arranger,Producer
Robert Woods Executive Producer
Anilda Carrasquillo Artwork
Patrice Quef Engineer
Alyn Shipton Liner Notes
Elizabeth Note Producer
Lois Schlowsky Cover Design
Bob Schlowksy Cover Design
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