Mon, October 20, 2014
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2014-10-20 7:00 pm
Jacky Terrasson Trio at Kuumbwa Jazz Center
This concert is made possible, in part, by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts through a grant from the Western Jazz Presenters Network.
“Terrasson spins an impressionistic and nouveau vista…” – All About Jazz
French-American pianist Jacky Terrasson came up through the venerable jazz school of Betty Carter, accompanying the iconic singer for many years. There’s no lack of variety in Terrasson’s approach to material, as he incorporates funk, soul and allusions to contemporary pop songs amongst his arrangements. Following the pianist’s elasticity and free-flowing concerts (where spontaneity is the modus operandi) his trio has an uncanny ability to swing through Terrasson’s melodic inversions and rollicking vamps, as well as the moments of soft and sparse dynamics. One of the finest pianists on the scene today, his latest album, Gouache, garnered excellent reviews and features original material alongside that of John Lennon, Amy Winehouse and more.
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar Street