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Jacques Loussier Trio plays Bach and more

Jacques Loussier piano | Benoît Dunoyer de Segonzac bass | André Arpino drums

Live from St Thomas’s Church – the church for which Bach conceived most of his works – comes a concert performed by the man who introduced Bach to the world of Jazz and vice versa. In 1959, Jacques Loussier hit upon the idea that was to make his international reputation, by combining his interest in jazz with his love of J.S. Bach. He created his very own view of Bach, blending the most beautiful tunes of the Baroque master with an irresistibly swinging sound. Loussier’s trio achieved the breakthrough to popular commercial success enjoyed by only a select few jazz musicians. In fifteen years, the group sold over six million albums On the occasion of Loussier’s 70th birthday, the ensemble performed its greatest hits – jazz arrangements of Bach, Debussy, Satie and Ravel –in Bach’s “own” church in Leipzig for the first time. The DVD also features an enlightening bonus track with an interview with the artist.

Repertoire

J.S. Bach: Fugue No.5 in D major, Gavotte in D major, Pastorale in C minor, Air on a G String, Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D major, III. Allegro; Claude Debussy: Arabesque, L´Isle joyeuse; Erik Satie: Gymnopédie No.1; Maurice Ravel: Boléro

Facts DVD Blu-ray

Item number
2054068
UPC number
880242540683
Region code
0
Picture format
NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Release
Total running time
112 mins
Details running time
98 mins (Concert), 14 mins (Bonus)
Subtitles
English, French, German
Booklet notes
English, French, German
No. of discs
1
Recording
2004
Bonus
Jacques Loussier in Conversation
Bonus subtitles
English, French, German