JACQUES LOUSSIER

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acques Loussier (26 October 1934 – 5 March 2019) was a French pianist and composer well known for his jazz interpretations, arranged for trio, of many of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, such as the Goldberg Variations. The Jacques Loussier Trio, founded in 1959, played more than 3,000 concerts and sold more than 7 million recordings—mostly in the Bach series. Loussier composed film scores and a number of classical pieces, including a mass, a ballet, and violin concertos. Loussier's style is described as third stream, a synthesis of jazz and classical music, with an emphasis on improvisation.

Loussier was born on 26 October 1934 in Angers, France. He started piano lessons there aged ten. When he was eleven, he heard a piece from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach. In a 2003 interview, he said "I was studying this piece and I just fell in love with it. Then I
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Reflections of BachReflections of Bach
Capitol 1990
$69.99
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Jacques Loussier Trio: Bach's Goldberg VariationsJacques Loussier Trio: Bach's Goldberg Variations
Telarc 2006
$12.05
$5.64 (used)
Play Bach 1Play Bach 1
Wax Time 2012
$13.85
$20.40 (used)
5 Original Albums5 Original Albums
Box set
Universal 2017
$19.53
$21.73 (used)
Best of Play BachBest of Play Bach
Universal Int'L 1985
$10.18
$3.30 (used)
Vivaldi: The Four SeasonsVivaldi: The Four Seasons
Telarc 2006
$7.93
$2.95 (used)
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JACQUES LOUSSIER Play Bach No. 1 album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Play Bach No. 1
Third Stream 1959
JACQUES LOUSSIER Jacques Loussier Et Son Orchestre ‎: L'Heure Bleue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jacques Loussier Et Son Orchestre ‎: L'Heure Bleue
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1960
JACQUES LOUSSIER Jacques Loussier Et Son Orchestre : L'Heure Bleue N°2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jacques Loussier Et Son Orchestre : L'Heure Bleue N°2
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1960
JACQUES LOUSSIER Play Bach No. 2 album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Play Bach No. 2
Third Stream 1962
JACQUES LOUSSIER Play Bach No. 3 album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Play Bach No. 3
Third Stream 1963
JACQUES LOUSSIER Play Bach No. 4 album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Play Bach No. 4
Third Stream 1963
JACQUES LOUSSIER Play Bach No. 5 album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Play Bach No. 5
Third Stream 1964
JACQUES LOUSSIER Play Bach aux Champs-Élysées (aka Play Bach) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Play Bach aux Champs-Élysées (aka Play Bach)
Third Stream 1965
JACQUES LOUSSIER Play Bach Aux Champs-Elysees No. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Play Bach Aux Champs-Elysees No. 2
Third Stream 1965
JACQUES LOUSSIER Jacques Loussier / Georges Van Parys ‎: Smoke Rings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jacques Loussier / Georges Van Parys ‎: Smoke Rings
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1965
JACQUES LOUSSIER Jacques Loussier / Georges Van Parys ‎: Good Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jacques Loussier / Georges Van Parys ‎: Good Time
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1965
JACQUES LOUSSIER Tu Seras Terriblement Gentille album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tu Seras Terriblement Gentille
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1968
JACQUES LOUSSIER You Only Love Once album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
You Only Love Once
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1969
JACQUES LOUSSIER Concerto Brandbourgeois No. 5 De J.S. Bach (aka Play Bach In Phase Four Stereo) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concerto Brandbourgeois No. 5 De J.S. Bach (aka Play Bach In Phase Four Stereo)
Third Stream 1969
JACQUES LOUSSIER J.S. Bach 6 Masterpieces album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
J.S. Bach 6 Masterpieces
Third Stream 1973
JACQUES LOUSSIER Play Bach album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Play Bach
Third Stream 1974
JACQUES LOUSSIER Pulsion album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Pulsion
Third Stream 1979
JACQUES LOUSSIER Jacques Loussier ‎: Pulsion / Sous La Mer album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Jacques Loussier ‎: Pulsion / Sous La Mer
Fusion 1981
JACQUES LOUSSIER Pagan Moon album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Pagan Moon
Fusion 1982
JACQUES LOUSSIER Basically Bach album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basically Bach
Third Stream 1982
JACQUES LOUSSIER The Best of Play Bach album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Play Bach
Third Stream 1985
JACQUES LOUSSIER The Best Of Play Bach Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of Play Bach Volume 2
Third Stream 1985
JACQUES LOUSSIER Bach to the Future album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bach to the Future
Third Stream 1986
JACQUES LOUSSIER Reflections of Bach album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reflections of Bach
Third Stream 1987
JACQUES LOUSSIER Bach To Bach album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bach To Bach
Third Stream 1992
JACQUES LOUSSIER Plays Bach album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Plays Bach
Third Stream 1996
JACQUES LOUSSIER Vivaldi: The Four Seasons album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Third Stream 1997
JACQUES LOUSSIER Satie - Gymnopédies-Gnossiennes album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Satie - Gymnopédies-Gnossiennes
Third Stream 1998
JACQUES LOUSSIER Ravel's Bolero album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ravel's Bolero
Third Stream 1999
JACQUES LOUSSIER The Bach Book - 40th Anniversary Album album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Bach Book - 40th Anniversary Album
Third Stream 1999
JACQUES LOUSSIER Plays Debussy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays Debussy
Third Stream 2000
JACQUES LOUSSIER Take Bach album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Take Bach
Third Stream 2000
JACQUES LOUSSIER Toccata - Play Bach album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Toccata - Play Bach
Third Stream 2000
JACQUES LOUSSIER Bach: Goldberg Variations album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Bach: Goldberg Variations
Third Stream 2000
JACQUES LOUSSIER Baroque Favorites: Jazz Improvisations album cover 4.40 | 5 ratings
Baroque Favorites: Jazz Improvisations
Third Stream 2001
JACQUES LOUSSIER Handel - Water Music & Royal Fireworks album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Handel - Water Music & Royal Fireworks
Third Stream 2002
JACQUES LOUSSIER Beethoven: Allegretto from Symphony No.7 0.00 | 0 ratings
Beethoven: Allegretto from Symphony No.7 "Theme & Variations"
Third Stream 2003
JACQUES LOUSSIER Impressions on Chopin's Nocturnes album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Impressions on Chopin's Nocturnes
Third Stream 2004
JACQUES LOUSSIER Mozart Piano Concertos 20 + 23 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mozart Piano Concertos 20 + 23
Third Stream 2005
JACQUES LOUSSIER Plays Bach Encore! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays Bach Encore!
Third Stream 2007
JACQUES LOUSSIER Plays Bach The 50th Anniversary Recording album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays Bach The 50th Anniversary Recording
Third Stream 2009
JACQUES LOUSSIER Schumann Kinderszenen Scenes From Childhood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Schumann Kinderszenen Scenes From Childhood
Third Stream 2011

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JACQUES LOUSSIER live albums

JACQUES LOUSSIER Play Bach Live In Japan album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Play Bach Live In Japan
Third Stream 1971
JACQUES LOUSSIER In Concert At The Royal Festival Hall album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Concert At The Royal Festival Hall
Third Stream 1974
JACQUES LOUSSIER Bach The Brandenburgs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bach The Brandenburgs
Third Stream 2006

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JACQUES LOUSSIER The Best Of Play Bach Set album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of Play Bach Set
Third Stream 1985
JACQUES LOUSSIER Air on a G String album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Air on a G String
Third Stream 1999
JACQUES LOUSSIER The Very Best of Play Bach album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Very Best of Play Bach
Third Stream 2000
JACQUES LOUSSIER Play Bach album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Play Bach
Third Stream 2002
JACQUES LOUSSIER The Best Of Play Bach SACD album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Best Of Play Bach SACD
Third Stream 2004
JACQUES LOUSSIER Play Bach Highlights album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Play Bach Highlights
Third Stream 2009
JACQUES LOUSSIER Beyond Bach, Other Composers I Adore album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Beyond Bach, Other Composers I Adore
Third Stream 2014

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JACQUES LOUSSIER Bach: Goldberg Variations

Album · 2000 · Third Stream
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One of my desert island albums. Often when listening to Jacques Loussier's improvisations on Bach I wonder if I love this music so much because Bach's music or because Loussier's improvisation.Difficult answer but for certain Loussier has a great contribution (at least he doesn't spoil it like others). By the way I prefer Loussier's version to the original. Bach swings, and when you listen to this music you wonder how Bach's music would have sounded would have lived in the XXth century. Jacques Loussier gets great support from bassist Benoit Dunoyer De Segonzac and drummer Andre'Arpino(by the way, I saw this trio in concert, they were fantastic!) in creating maybe his best Bach album. Great music, appeals both to classic and jazz fans, you can swing or relax on it but you will always come back to it.

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snobb wrote:
more than 2 years ago
corrected, it's still those imported musicbrainz mistakes ...
idlero wrote:
more than 2 years ago
By the way, beside JL on piano, it's Pierre Michelot on bass and Christian Garros on drums
idlero wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Originally 'Play Bach aux Champs Elysees' was released in 1965 by Universal Music
snobb wrote:
more than 2 years ago
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idlero wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Goldberg Variations missing in Discography

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