The Jacky Terrason Jazz Trio – Lover Man (2009) [Japan 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:54 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,46 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,24 GB
Jacky Terrasson finds new routes into familiar compositions on these 1993 sessions for the Japanese Venus label. Well accompanied by bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Leon Parker, the pianist dives head first into a rousing, if unusual version of Charlie Parker’s “Donna Lee,” initially kicking off an explosive vamp to play against its theme, though he eventually discards the vamp in favor of a more conventional, though thoroughly post-bop approach to this bop classic. Likewise, Terrasson introduces Miles Davis with a good bit of drama, even if he is more direct in his improvised introduction than Bill Evans was in his final years. The pianist’s arrangement of Dave Brubeck’s “In Your Own Sweet Way” is particularly haunting, with his surprising chords in the bassline, then eases up a bit as he gets into a funky mood. Terrasson has just as much fun with standards like “Broadway” and “Love for Sale,” while also proving himself as a promising composer with two strong originals.
01. Donna Lee
03. First Child
04. In Your Own Sweet Way
08. Lover Man
09. Close Enough For Love
10. Love For Sale
Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Tetsuo Hara. Engineered by Mike Krowiak.
Recorded on November 18 & 19, 1993 at the Clinton Recording Studio ‘A’ in New York.
Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix. VENUS Japan # VHGD-151.
Jacky Terrasson – piano
Ugonna Okegwo – bass
Leon Parker – drums