Jacky Terrasson - Smile
Written by Nicholas Jennings    PDF Print E-mail

Jacky Terrasson - SmileOne of the most inventive pianists working in jazz today, Terrasson has released six distinctive albums of classic and contemporary standards. Here, the Berlin-born artist applies his fleet-fingered approach to songs as diverse as Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile” and Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely,” while recasting them in unusual time signatures. And his playing on his mentor Bud Powell’s joyful “Parisian Thoroughfare,” Miles Davis’ moody “Nardis” and Bill Lee’s movie theme “Mo Better Blues,” is inspired.



Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Reddit! Del.icio.us! Mixx! Free and Open Source Software News Google! Live! Facebook! StumbleUpon! TwitThis Joomla Free PHP
 

Reviews

News image

Hugh Laurie - Didn’t It Rain

2013 | Administrator | Sunday, 18 August 2013

Casual fans of House may be aware that the Hugh is also a musician, having seen his character Dr. Gregory House play piano in a few episodes of the popular...

News image

Ariana Grande - My Everything

2014 | Administrator | Sunday, 7 September 2014

With the infectious, sax-driven jam “Problem,” Grande already has one of the songs of the summer. The bouncy first single from her sophomore album topped the iTunes chart in over...

News image

Carla Bruni - Little French Songs

2013 | Administrator | Sunday, 21 April 2013

The supermodel-turned-songstress pays tribute to her husband, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, on the affectionate “My Raymond,” while the breezy “At Keith and Anita’s Place” references a day in the...

News image

Various artists - Django Unchained

2013 | Administrator | Friday, 1 February 2013

Music always rules in Quentin Tarantino movies—remember John Travolta and Uma Thurman dancing to Chuck Berry in Pulp Fiction? The director’s latest is no exception, featuring funk from James Brown,...

Features

News image

Great Lake Swimmers' new energy

2012 | Administrator | Sunday, 3 June 2012

For Tony Dekker, recording—like real estate—is all about location. The Great Lake Swimmers frontman has made a habit of working in unusual settings, beginning with...

News image

Kobo Town

2013 | Administrator | Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Drew Gonsalves laughs about how he had to leave Trinidad to discover the rich calypso tradition of his birthplace. As a teenager, he was far...

News image

Alex Cuba - A Magical Musical Blend

2012 | Administrator | Monday, 21 March 2011

  With his oversized Afro and razored sideburns, Alex Cuba cuts a cool figure, a cross between ’70s soul man and stylish rocker. It’s a...

News image

Alex Cuba - A Magical Musical Blend

2011 | Administrator | Monday, 21 March 2011

  With his oversized Afro and razored sideburns, Alex Cuba cuts a cool figure, a cross between ’70s soul man and stylish rocker. It’s a...