Jacky Terrasson - Smile
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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.



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