Jacky Terrasson

Jacky Terrasson

jazz, jazz piano, piano, Mellow, Fusion

By the mid-'90s, pianist Jacky Terrasson was being hailed as one of the bright young lions on the traditional jazz scene. His self-titled 1995 debut for Blue Note Records drew high praise from all corners of the jazz world. His feathery keyboard touch is coupled with a lot of power and passion, a complete understanding of the blues and improvisation, and Terrasson is also a gifted arranger, putting his own personal stamp on well known tunes. He's

Smile [2002]
  • 1. Parisian Thoroughfare (5:06)
  • 2. Mo' Better Blues (2:39)
  • 3. Smile (6:53)
  • 4. Sous le Ciel de Paris (4:03)
  • 5. Isn't She Lovely (3:04)
  • 6. The Dolphin (6:05)
  • 7. Nardis (5:42)
  • 8. Autumn Leaves (3:29)
  • 9. My Funny Valentine (3:13)
  • 10. 59 (6:42)

Smile is a good showcase for pianist Jacky Terrasson's patented blend of mischief and mastery. A kind of companion piece to the superb A Paris (Blue Note, 2000), two tracks extend its "I love Paris" theme: the dazzling "Parisian Thoroughfare," and the luscious, dreamy "Sous le Ciel de Paris," (aka "Paris Skies"). This CD is a typically eclectic Terrasson mix, combining the classic and contemporary with formidable technique and playfulness. Terrasson personalizes the title track by infusing it with his own little theme Read more on Last.fm.