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Jacques Loussier Trio — Prelude No. 1 In C Major
Album: The Bach Book
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6.9

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Total ratings: 500









Released: 1999
Length: 4:44
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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Wow, that was a unique if "commercial" interpretation of a Bach piece.
What an incredible way to do this piece! 
The Kenny G of classical music.  Blech.
Love the bass!
Songs like this are reasons we should financially support RP if it is possible for us to do so!!!  You are not going to hear this on many other mixes.
 bigtwistee wrote:
Tunes like this one help me justify to my wife why I needed a $1600 subwoofer.
 
I mean, I don't know about the $1600 subwoofer, but I can say this doesn't sound great coming out of my crappy laptop speakers...

On another note, this is just about the only song I can play on piano...

Interesting to hear it jazzed up like this!
Saw this Trio in 1966 (the Pay Bach years) and they were extraordinary.
Strange how a few decades can render opinion ordinary.
French rules !


“Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley”. Stuart Smalley is a caring nurturer, a member of several 12-step programs, but not a licensed therapist.
All wrong in so many ways...
OK, to my untrained ears -- did the pianist just hit a couple wrong notes? 
You've been demoted. 5 < 4. 
Yeah, baby, let's hear it for Furry Elise and the Wince Guaraldi Trio. 
The transition from classical to jazz didn't quite work. The percussion crashed the gig much too soon,
I'm old, and at home; guess that explains it.  Excellent!
Wundervoll!
xkolibuul wrote:
With Shatner rapping overtop this train wreck would be truly spectacular.
Yeah, because that's the only way I would want to listen to it. Save this for the old folks home pleeeze.
Is this an attempt to revive the "third wave" or can I get through this song with waders?
:sleep: Seems like the playlist is a major funk....The old RIAA has got everybody down, down, down.
Idea for new Beck song, "...I'm a Loussier baby, so come hear my trio..." :ask:
thank you, god bless you, try the veal, hot-cha, some very attractive ladies in the place tonight, you like my pencil-thin moustache? I got more like it back at my place, hey, how ya doin'?
xkolibuul wrote:
With Shatner rapping overtop this train wreck would be truly spectacular.
At a Martini bar.
ktnsb wrote:
Yes, in a duet with Ertha Kitt. Yesssss xkolibuul wrote:
With Shatner rapping overtop this train wreck would be truly spectacular.
:roflol: :lol: :roflol:
xkolibuul wrote:
With Shatner rapping overtop this train wreck would be truly spectacular.
Yes, in a duet with Ertha Kitt. Yesssss
With Shatner rapping overtop this train wreck would be truly spectacular.
lmic wrote:
Or Rasta Povich? Now *there's* an image.
Any relation to Maury Povich, Mr. Connie Chung? JK
fredriley wrote:
Hmm. I remember my Dad wetting himself over this sophisto-jazz crossover over 30 years ago. This kind of jazzing-up of classics was all very modish back in the 60s, but sounds really dated now, the sort of thing I associated with old James Bond films where this would be background music in a casino or sophisticated restaurant where the women smoke cigarettes in long holders. A bit of a museum piece, IMO.
agreed! the best was the switched on bach series - those cheezy synth sounds are laughably dated now and it's not jazz but it's still fun this bach prelude's chord progression is too blandly tonal to be very interesting in a jazz remake
jleigh wrote:
This was the first piece of classical music I learned when I started playing again as an adult. I have adulterated it in all sorts of ways. (It plays nicely with a swing tempo! ;-) I must say I don't care much for the jazz overlay.
nosir, I still don't like it. Ick. dropping my rating to a 2.
Bagdad Cafe, one of my all time favorite movies! Oscar
Hot fingers!
Tunes like this one help me justify to my wife why I needed a $1600 subwoofer.
annanyc wrote:
Do you mean Rostropovich or Shostakovich?
I just gotta say that looked like it hurt
Hmm. I remember my Dad wetting himself over this sophisto-jazz crossover over 30 years ago. This kind of jazzing-up of classics was all very modish back in the 60s, but sounds really dated now, the sort of thing I associated with old James Bond films where this would be background music in a casino or sophisticated restaurant where the women smoke cigarettes in long holders. A bit of a museum piece, IMO.
This instrumental is all over the place...way too much
Nice variation of a theme. But it's only worth a 6.
10 is too low a rating for this masterpiece of Baroque and Jazz.
This was the first piece of classical music I learned when I started playing again as an adult. I have adulterated it in all sorts of ways. (It plays nicely with a swing tempo! ;-) I must say I don't care much for the jazz overlay.
annanyc wrote:
Do you mean Rostropovich or Shostakovich?
Or Rasta Povich? Now *there's* an image.
AlienRelic wrote:
But if you want to call one of the major musical movements of the last century, the source of an enormous quantity of very popular and highly respected music, just crap, you are going to have a hard time making that case. :smile:
Don't worry, he'll probably use some of his well-funded arguments like the fact that some letters on the CD cover have been colored.
slartibart_O wrote:
Sorry, this is just a novelty piece, neither good jazz nor good classical. May be fun to see live but it's a little irritating for being non-committal either way. Not a good argument for playing more jazz or more classical either on RP, more MIles Davis or some Rostakovich would do that.
Do you mean Rostropovich or Shostakovich?
physicsgenius wrote:
Awesome song, but who is that noodling around in the background? Oops, I was about to rate it 8 or so when it switched to pure crap jazz.
I know. pure jazz crap awesomeness. goes to a 9. . . just because i don't like you. blah.
physicsgenius wrote:
Awesome song, but who is that noodling around in the background? Oops, I was about to rate it 8 or so when it switched to pure crap jazz.
Ah, now I'm begining to see. From this and other comments, it's starting to appear that you don't like ANY jazz. That's fine, certainly. But if you want to call one of the major musical movements of the last century, the source of an enormous quantity of very popular and highly respected music, just crap, you are going to have a hard time making that case. :smile:
Sorry, this is just a novelty piece, neither good jazz nor good classical. May be fun to see live but it's a little irritating for being non-committal either way. Not a good argument for playing more jazz or more classical either on RP, more MIles Davis or some Rostakovich would do that.
Kurt_from_La_Qui wrote:
i su'pose this is nice in it's own way. i tend to agree wiff spliff. eclectic and all... this maybe leaning into the realm of and all. i find classic music a little downer, when i need an upper.
RP is recongized for its eclectic and tasteful programming. This music is an example of it. If you don't like this song, just wait for the next one... :good-vibes:
Pretty cool to hear a fresh take on a classical composition. It doesn't always work, but I appreciate the effort. Another shining example of something you'll only hear on RP. Yeah, the station goes in every possible direction musically and while you may not like each stop along the way, you sure have to enjoy the ride overall.
I think this was a great selection to add to the variety. You appreciate music more when its contrasted with other music. Similar songs one after the other will render even the great songs average and catchy
I enjoy the mix of jazz/classical here, but I think that the song fails because it seems to lose a sense of purpose to me. My ears perked up at the transitions between styles, but in the intervening spaces it just got kind of boring.
This tune is anything BUT a downer! It's a delicious break from the "all hooks and no bait" indie rock stuff.
Spliff wrote:
I really dislike this and the direction RP seems to be going with this type of music.
i su'pose this is nice in it's own way. i tend to agree wiff spliff. eclectic and all... this maybe leaning into the realm of and all. i find classic music a little downer, when i need an upper.
Spliff wrote:
I really dislike this and the direction RP seems to be going with this type of music.
Could you expand on this comment? Why do you "dislike the direction RP seems to be going with this type of music"?
I really dislike this and the direction RP seems to be going with this type of music.
bebe wrote:
wow. i grew up on classical music, so im not used to this kind of mixture. ive always liked this johann sebastian bach song, it's very easy to play on the piano. i dont think really like this, it strays from the true essence of the song. the cymbols seem out of place. maybe if there were just strumming of the guitar, it would be okay, but it just seems asynchornized. when it ends the prelude, it sounds a lot better.
Disagree. From a "notes only" standpoint, yes...easy to play. But the SUBTLETIES required for equal note strikes, dynamics, etc....pretty tough. Great piece, though. And I've said it before...Bach is GOD!
coding_to_music wrote:
I hear some Jimi Hendrix drumming from Axis Bold as Love
whoah, i thought that was just me - don't bogart that joint, eh?
wow. i grew up on classical music, so im not used to this kind of mixture. ive always liked this johann sebastian bach song, it's very easy to play on the piano. i dont think really like this, it strays from the true essence of the song. the cymbols seem out of place. maybe if there were just strumming of the guitar, it would be okay, but it just seems asynchornized. when it ends the prelude, it sounds a lot better.
rklein wrote:
I saw in the playlist that RP sometimes plays classical music. GREAT but apparently I have missed these rare occasions. Looking for what is played I searched for Bach and found out that this track was never played. :( It is by a goodlike composer :notworthy: and perfectly arranged as Jazz. I really mean that Bach must have been inspired by Him directly. (Though personally I do not belive in god, but that's a differnt story)
"I swear to God I'm an Athiest!"
For me, this interpretation isn't far enough away from a classical one, so it ends up sounding like poorly played Bach. Too bad, because I can see where they are going with it, they just didn't make it there.
I hear some Jimi Hendrix drumming from Axis Bold as Love
Any chance we could hear Glenn pay this sometime? It was the perfect end to "32 short films about Glenn Gould". I like this interpretation.
I am in heaven! :goodvibes.gif:
Do-able. A classic , kicked up half a notch. A 7.
piona bench - for playing piano and piccalo - oops
YourNameHere wrote:
I gave it an 8, but do you ever notice how annoying jazz is when you're not in the mood to hear it? It's like when somebody next to you is all cheery for some inexplicable reason and you're just not in the mood. /puts on some Bonnie Raitt and remains cranky :grumpy:
I sooooo agree with you. But I have to laugh because that's exactly how I feel about Bonnie Raitt. What's it all mean? :-k
I got J acques Loussier TrioThe Best of Play Bach for Christmas on Super Audio CD and it is unbelievable. Like sitting beside him on the piona bench !
Where's Snoopy?
Awesome song, but who is that noodling around in the background? Oops, I was about to rate it 8 or so when it switched to pure crap jazz.
Bach is God.
8)
Jazz is never boring! Jazz is always good! Jazz represents everything good about music! Maybe RP could play more often sounds like Miles Davis, Coltrane, Brad Mehldau, the Marsalis family, Duke Elligton, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Count Basie and the usual suspects.
Love this piece, and the upright bass player kicks butt!
federico wrote:
I beg your pardon, but this is NOT jazz ...
I beg your pardon, but what would YOU call it? It's an interpretation of a classical piece, but it sounds very much like JAZZ to me!
YourNameHere wrote:
I gave it an 8, but do you ever notice how annoying jazz is when you're not in the mood to hear it?
I beg your pardon, but this is NOT jazz ...
Where's Mr. McFeely and King Friday? Kinda feels like Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood jazz.
YourNameHere wrote:
I gave it an 8, but do you ever notice how annoying jazz is when you're not in the mood to hear it? It's like when somebody next to you is all cheery for some inexplicable reason and you're just not in the mood. /puts on some Bonnie Raitt and remains cranky :grumpy:
You ain't listening to the right jazz! Duke annoying? Never. Prez annoying? Never. The Count annoying? Never. Sassy annoying? Never. The Hawk? Nope, never. Lockjaw? Naw. Red Garland? He'll soothe your bitten nerves. I wish you the best.
Please keep gems like this on the playlist.
I gave it an 8, but do you ever notice how annoying jazz is when you're not in the mood to hear it? It's like when somebody next to you is all cheery for some inexplicable reason and you're just not in the mood. /puts on some Bonnie Raitt and remains cranky :grumpy.gif:
I had to bump my rating up to 9
Nice arrangement. For another jazz piano take on classical standards, try Randy Waldman's "Wigged Out."
The Jake likes this one very much :clap:
Beautiful
AliGator wrote:
My parents had that record;
Mine too. I've liked it too. Loussier's version shows a little better than the "original" version on a harpiscord, that Bach's music has an increddible groove and drive.
Dave_Mack wrote:
These guys are great. I have a CD of them playing Bach's Italian Concerto (or part of it anyway) that I just love. It's called "Jacques Loussier Plays Bach". Highly recommended.
My parents had that record; we'd listen to it when we were on vacation in this little house in the woods that we have. It's excellent. And it's probably still there in that little house, unless my brother snitched it. I'm sorry I missed Loussier this afternoon. I'd seen rklein's request in the forum. Hope it comes around again soon!
Fantastic! Great arrange, never heard it in a "jazzy" version. What else to say? :)
:clap: \\:D/ :clap: Thank you Bill. And I am overwhelmed by the acceptance of this track looking at the first ratings.
These guys are great. I have a CD of them playing Bach's Italian Concerto (or part of it anyway) that I just love. It's called "Jacques Loussier Plays Bach". Highly recommended.
I saw in the playlist that RP sometimes plays classical music. GREAT but apparently I have missed these rare occasions. Looking for what is played I searched for Bach and found out that this track was never played. :( It is by a goodlike composer :notworthy: and perfectly arranged as Jazz. I really mean that Bach must have been inspired by Him directly. (Though personally I do not belive in god, but that's a differnt story)