Terrasson- Jacky Terrasson
Original Release Date: January 31, 1995
Terrasson/Piano, Ugonna Okegwo/Bass, Leon Parker/Drums
1. I Love Paris
2. Just A Blues
3. My Funny Valentine
4. Hommage A Lili Boulanger
5. Bye Bye Blackbird
6. He Goes On A Trip
7. I Fall In Love Too Easily
8. Time After Time
9. For Once In My Life
10. What A Difference A Day Made
11. Cumba's Dance
a stunner!! Often compared to Brad Mehldau as Bill Evans'
legitimate successor, Terrasson keeps his music in the
form of a trio, at least in the first few albums. It
works. Although not every song is pleasing (some are
just post-modern), he pays tribute to those who need
it. Born half-American and half-French, he pays hommage
to his French heritage in "Hommage A Lili Boulanger"
and "I Love Paris." But it's when he pays
tribute to American greats such as Chet Baker ("My
Funny Valentine," "I Fall in Love Too Easily,"
"Time After Time") and Dinah Washington ("What
a Difference A Day Makes") does his talent show.
know he's good at the keyboards, but it's when he plays
ballads he has total control of them. Especially in
"Just a Blues" and "Time After Time,"
his melodic and sincere style will kill you softly.
It's both heartbreaking and heartwarming. He's off to
a good start. Once he polishes his style, he can easily
become the next Bill Evans. My advice is maintain consistency,
play with heart and sit down and think the music through.
Thinking is what Terrasson needs in order to succeed.