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Jacky Terrasson: Gouache

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Between 1994 and 2007, Jacky Terrasson made 10 Blue Note albums. They established him as one of the most talented pianists of his generation. Terrasson’s relationship to a piano was like LeBron James’ relationship to a 10-foot-high basket. They both lived above the rim. They could dunk in their sleep.

Since leaving Blue Note, Terrasson has recorded only once until now. He should be ready to make an important record, but Gouache is not one. It is more a sampler of party music than an album statement. Guests come and go. It is also Terrasson’s most extended flirtation with pop culture.

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