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#1190386 - 04/30/09 07:54 AM love or hate?
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Personally I really don't mind interpretations such as this but what do others think??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xng_QbhHGY&feature=related
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#1190426 - 04/30/09 09:14 AM Re: love or hate? [Re: Genaa]
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LOVE!!!!
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#1190470 - 04/30/09 10:14 AM Re: love or hate? [Re: Riddler]
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Excellent and very interesting.

Jacques Loussier is a awesome.

Check out his passionate "Air On A G String"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_Mp2o--poQ&feature=related

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#1190529 - 04/30/09 11:42 AM Re: love or hate? [Re: Jazz+]
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I like -

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#1190571 - 04/30/09 12:42 PM Re: love or hate? [Re: jotur]
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Me too... but I'm guessing you'd get a different reaction over in the Pianist Corner. wink
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#1190575 - 04/30/09 12:47 PM Re: love or hate? [Re: Monica K.]
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Like it here....that's not the way it's suppose to be played? smokin cursing


Edited by Monster M&H (04/30/09 12:48 PM)
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#1190580 - 04/30/09 12:55 PM Re: love or hate? [Re: Les Koltvedt]
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brilliant!!!!
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#1190604 - 04/30/09 01:28 PM Re: love or hate? [Re: Diane...]
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I love that time is the true test of music. So thank-you Bach. I also think it's great to be creative and interpretive. I'm going to guess that Bach himself would like this arrangement.

I don't have the luxury of a bassist or drummer so I'll have to play it the old-fashioned way. smile
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#1190622 - 04/30/09 01:49 PM Re: love or hate? [Re: rada]
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Love this. Risky, dangerous, gorgeous, and confident. Bach would have flipped.
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#1190663 - 04/30/09 02:51 PM Re: love or hate? [Re: Genaa]
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Magnifique!
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#1190718 - 04/30/09 04:20 PM Re: love or hate? [Re: jazzyprof]
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That sounded great and love the energy they had. Perfect marriage between two worlds and looks like fun. DPVJAZZ

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#1190845 - 04/30/09 08:11 PM Re: love or hate? [Re: Monica K.]
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Originally Posted By: Monica K.
Me too... but I'm guessing you'd get a different reaction over in the Pianist Corner. wink


I thought the title love and hate was going to be about the vast differences between the loving non-classical section and the hatefully intolerant classical section. eek


Edited by BJones (04/30/09 08:13 PM)
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#1190863 - 04/30/09 08:51 PM Re: love or hate? [Re: BJones]
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Jacques Loussier Trio? I have several of his trio's CDs. He is primarily known for Bach, but they do others, too. Have you heard Handel's Water Music or the Royal Fireworks Suite? laugh

http://www.amazon.com/Handel-Water-Music...0611&sr=1-1

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#1190892 - 04/30/09 10:07 PM Re: love or hate? [Re: gryphon]
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What I'd really like to find would be a Loussier version of the Busoni version of Bach's Chaconne.

Rumor has it that he recorded it, but it's so powerful, they had to make it illegal.

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#1190896 - 04/30/09 10:17 PM Re: love or hate? [Re: gryphon]
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I've never heard him before, but I do like it. Thanks for sharing!
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#1191058 - 05/01/09 04:42 AM Re: love or hate? [Re: TX-Dennis]
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I am learning Prelude and Fugue number 12 from WTC II for my upcoming grade 8 exam and my teached suggested I listen to some Loussier and try 'swinging it' some whilst practicising - much in the vein of Kreisler's scales article about using dotted rhythms as a means of improving evenness of touch etc.

All good fun I think, and perhaps even a bridge between those camps BJones feels so aggrieved (mock?) about..... actually I doubt they really exist - after all, my teacher is absolutely fine with the idea of jazzing up classical (albeit largely as a means of improving my tone and touch for classical performance...) so from where we see it "it's ok - we won't be burned at the stake by either fictional factional..

Am glad people enjoyed the clip - I am certainly thinking of getting some stuff of his on CD smile
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#1191115 - 05/01/09 08:55 AM Re: love or hate? [Re: jazzyprof]
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Tolerable to 3-14 but he starts to murder it after that.
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#1191154 - 05/01/09 10:36 AM Re: love or hate? [Re: Mocheol]
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What's not to love?! I wasn't acquainted with the Jacques Loussier Trio, and I agree with Riddler that the Bach-Busoni Chaconne would get an awesome treatment by them.

A couple of years ago, I became aware of the Andrzej Jagodziński Trio and their jazz interpretations of Chopin. It's great stuff; they have some videos on YouTube, too:

Jagodziński Trio on YouTube

Steven
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Chopin: Allegro de Concert Op. 46
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#1191161 - 05/01/09 10:56 AM Re: love or hate? [Re: sotto voce]
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Why murder beautiful music?
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#1191164 - 05/01/09 11:01 AM Re: love or hate? [Re: Mocheol]
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"What passes you ain't for you."

smile

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Chopin: Allegro de Concert Op. 46
Schumann: Toccata Op. 7
Fauré: Ballade Op. 19

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#1191171 - 05/01/09 11:07 AM Re: love or hate? [Re: sotto voce]
Mocheol Offline
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Unfortunately it did,nt pass me. Once my ears were brutally assailed I had no choice.
It was in my way and I had to cut through it with the sword of brutal truth.
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#1191181 - 05/01/09 11:25 AM Re: love or hate? [Re: jazzyprof]
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No not really a "murder". In fact, Loussier breathes new life into the old scary "Tocatta and Fugue". Bach would love it. Simply marvelous!

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#1191186 - 05/01/09 11:31 AM Re: love or hate? [Re: Jazz+]
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I love the little jazz episodes where Loussier seems to erupt with delirious abandon while still maintaining complete and masterful control.

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#1191187 - 05/01/09 11:32 AM Re: love or hate? [Re: Jazz+]
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Murder it tis and most foul!
Bach has told me he absolutely detests it.
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#1191192 - 05/01/09 11:41 AM Re: love or hate? [Re: Mocheol]
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#1191556 - 05/02/09 01:04 AM Re: love or hate? [Re: Mocheol]
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Originally Posted By: Mocheol
Why murder beautiful music?


What are you doing in the non-classical forum anyways, since you clearly have your ears firmly shut to any non-classical music?

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#1191564 - 05/02/09 01:19 AM Re: love or hate? [Re: Kreklewetz]
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Jazz+ -

LOL Great picture laugh

Cathy
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#1191588 - 05/02/09 02:43 AM Re: love or hate? [Re: sotto voce]
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Originally Posted By: sotto voce
A couple of years ago, I became aware of the Andrzej Jagodziński Trio and their jazz interpretations of Chopin.


That's so strangely odd that you would love that, yet hate my Chopin etude improv. He's a good player, but obviously doesn't have half the chops I have when my hands are working:

Cool School Chopin:

http://www.mediafire.com/?d1yc1mmitew
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Cool School Chopin:

http://www.mediafire.com/?d1yc1mmitew

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http://www.box.net/shared/bjv6yc34oo

http://www.box.net/shared/8lmc3hzikl


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#1191600 - 05/02/09 04:00 AM Re: love or hate? [Re: Kreklewetz]
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Originally Posted By: Kreklewetz
Originally Posted By: Mocheol
Why murder beautiful music?

What are you doing in the non-classical forum anyways, since you clearly have your ears firmly shut to any non-classical music?

He has his ears shut to plenty of classical music, too, as you'll see if you read the thread entitled "COMPOSERS" over there. smile
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#1191602 - 05/02/09 04:16 AM Re: love or hate? [Re: Genaa]
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Originally Posted By: Genaa
Personally I really don't mind interpretations such as this but what do others think??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xng_QbhHGY&feature=related
That rocks. I especially like the opening cymbals - Bach would have agreed I'm sure, though the piece may well not be by Bach.
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