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Jacky Terrasson: Take This

Nearly three minutes into the first of Take This‘ two interpretations of “Take Five,” pianist Jacky Terrasson, bassist Burniss Earl Travis II, drummer Lukmil Perez Herrera and percussionist Adama Diarra abruptly stop playing. The sudden dead silence lasts roughly three seconds, and when it passes, Travis, who had been aggressively driving the tune, finally plunks … Read More “Jacky Terrasson: Take This”

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Jacky Terrasson: Gouache

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 … Read More “Jacky Terrasson: Gouache”

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