JACKY TERRASSON

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Jacky Terrasson, the most widely travelled 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, in particular with Jeff Gardner. His encounter with Francis Paudras (whose movie, “Round Midnight”, tells the moving story of a lasting friendship with Bud Powell) played an important role 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 still lives today.

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JACKY TERRASSON What`s New album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
What`s New
Post Bop 1993
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Jacky Terrasson
Post Bop 1994
JACKY TERRASSON Lover Man album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Lover Man
Post Bop 1994
JACKY TERRASSON Reach album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reach
Post Bop 1995
JACKY TERRASSON Rendezvous (with Cassandra Wilson) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rendezvous (with Cassandra Wilson)
Vocal Jazz 1997
JACKY TERRASSON What It Is album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
What It Is
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1999
JACKY TERRASSON À Paris album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
À Paris
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2000
JACKY TERRASSON Smile album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Smile
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2002
JACKY TERRASSON Mirror album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mirror
Post Bop 2007
JACKY TERRASSON Push album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Push
Hard Bop 2010
JACKY TERRASSON Gouache album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Gouache
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2012
JACKY TERRASSON Take This! album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Take This!
World Fusion 2015
JACKY TERRASSON Jacky Terrasson & Stephane Belmondo : Mother album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jacky Terrasson & Stephane Belmondo : Mother
Post Bop 2016
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53
World Fusion 2019

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Alive
Post Bop 1998

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JACKY TERRASSON Lover Man

Album · 1994 · Post Bop
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Pianist Jacky Terrasson was born in Berlin (to a French mother and an American father) and studied jazz at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.Spending his time between States and his home town of Paris, he absorbed elements of two great jazz cultures - American traditionalism and French sentimentalism.

For a first time I met him few years ago in students organised jazz festival playing live in Vilnius University's St.John Church.Summer afternoon was warm and acoustic piano music sounded great around sixteen century's old University small yards.Obvious (French) contemporary jazz sentimental flavor gave some additional beauty and elegance to the sound - I really liked that concert.

When some years later I found Jacky's Venus (Japanese) release, my memory just pushed me to take it and to return back to this beautiful summer evening. Speaking about modern post-bop (and related jazz)recordings I absolutely prefer Japanese releases (especially recorded live) - they usually have that warm acoustic and a bit old-fashioned atmosphere of good old jazz.

Later,listening to Terrasson's "Lover Man", one of his very early recordings,coming from early 90s, I was thinking that you can never return back in time (and especially in atmosphere) you experienced somewhere in your life. Being more post bop than his later contemporary jazz, this album has Jacky's melancholic and slightly sentimental signature besides of fast and energetic acoustic piano trio sound, but possibly such music sounds better in right place and special time. Some standards and few strong originals are really competent and even enjoying, but the magic has gone.

Still really better than just average post bop album though.

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very talented pianist

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