Wednesday, November 17, 2004


"People go to a place where they're playing Jazz not to listen to the music but to chat up a lady."

"People go to a place where they're playing Bach because they really wanna listen very intensely or they're praying to their God."

[paraphrased unquote]

Jacques Loussier had the creative audacity to mix Jazz and Bach. I'd known about Jacques Loussier's work for years, he did after all write the Hamlet music from my [English] childhood. "Happiness is a cigar called Hamlet, the mild cigar blah blah blah..." That was one of his Beethoven homages. Today I bought the JACQUES LOUSSIER DOES BACH DOUBLE CD [not an accurate rendition of the title].

Fantastic stuff. Pure brilliance. Light and laid back when it needs to be. Seriously technical and emotionally accomplished at all other times. Johann Sebastien would have been so proud.

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