Bach's Goldberg Variations

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Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
Jazz has always had strong ties to classical music, and J. S. Bach has been a particular inspiration to many jazz musicians -- from Fats Waller to Bud Powell to Keith Jarrett. Jacques Loussier has been giving his own improvisatory takes on Bach's music for some three decades now. Here, the classically trained French pianist -- a student of the legendary Yves Nat -- plays the "Goldberg Variations," a vast work based, like many jazz standards, on a repeated bass line. With help from drummer André Arpino and bassist Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac, Loussier loosens up the rhythms, adds a whole lot of swing, and riffs off Bach's long-limbed melodies. He's generally quite...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
Jazz has always had strong ties to classical music, and J. S. Bach has been a particular inspiration to many jazz musicians -- from Fats Waller to Bud Powell to Keith Jarrett. Jacques Loussier has been giving his own improvisatory takes on Bach's music for some three decades now. Here, the classically trained French pianist -- a student of the legendary Yves Nat -- plays the "Goldberg Variations," a vast work based, like many jazz standards, on a repeated bass line. With help from drummer André Arpino and bassist Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac, Loussier loosens up the rhythms, adds a whole lot of swing, and riffs off Bach's long-limbed melodies. He's generally quite faithful to the original, although he's more interested in the tunes than in the counterpoint and carefully chooses just the right spots to rush off on flights of fancy. Who knew this rigorous musical epic could sound so cool?
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/23/2000
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408347924
  • Catalog Number: 83479
  • Sales rank: 38,616

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Aria - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (2:28)
  2. 2 Variation 1 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (1:22)
  3. 3 Variation 2 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (2:09)
  4. 4 Variation 3 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (1:24)
  5. 5 Variation 4 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (1:30)
  6. 6 Variation 5 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (1:04)
  7. 7 Variation 6 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (0:59)
  8. 8 Variation 7 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (1:18)
  9. 9 Variation 8 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac & Andre Arpino (1:13)
  10. 10 Variation 9 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (1:21)
  11. 11 Variation 10 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (1:12)
  12. 12 Variation 11 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (1:22)
  13. 13 Variation 12 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (1:31)
  14. 14 Variation 13 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (2:27)
  15. 15 Variation 14 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (1:00)
  16. 16 Variation 15 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (1:54)
  17. 17 Variation 16 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (1:31)
  18. 18 Variation 17 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac & Andre Arpino (1:09)
  19. 19 Variation 18 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (0:50)
  20. 20 Variation 19 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (1:02)
  21. 21 Variation 20 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (1:05)
  22. 22 Variation 21 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (1:14)
  23. 23 Variation 22 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (0:49)
  24. 24 Variation 23 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (1:11)
  25. 25 Variation 24 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (2:12)
  26. 26 Variation 25 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (3:48)
  27. 27 Variation 26 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (1:03)
  28. 28 Variation 27 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (1:12)
  29. 29 Variation 28 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac & Andre Arpino (1:47)
  30. 30 Variation 29 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (2:33)
  31. 31 Variation 30 - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (3:59)
  32. 32 Aria da capo - Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac (1:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jacques Loussier Trio Primary Artist, Ensemble
Jacques Loussier Indexed Contributor, Piano
Andre Arpino Cymbals, Drums, Stick
Benoit Dunoyer de Segonzac Bass
Technical Credits
Jacques Loussier Arranger, Producer
Robert Woods Executive Producer
Anilda Carrasquillo Art Direction
Manu Guiot Engineer
Patricia Dussaux translation, Liner Note Translation
Alyn Shipton Liner Notes, Annotation
Elizabeth Note Producer
Jim Burt Cover Design
Gila Fox Liner Note Translation
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