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Friday, April 06, 2007

Jacques plays jazzy Bach


Another great interpreter of Bach is Frenchman Jacques Loussier and his trio. The 72 year old gives Bach a totally new touch by transforming his pieces into jazz. Listening to him for years I often imagine how Loussier would play it whenever I hear a Bach piece. Over the years Loussier has also adapted Satie, Debuusy and Vivaldi, but his Bach interpretations still stand out.

His approach has been criticised by purists, but they cannot deny the eloquence and style with which he does it.

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