NYSSEN Dominique
13 février 2020, 23 h 11 min

Some can see in the Chopin Jazz Project a musical affiliation in line with the brilliant
idea of ​​the famous Jacques Loussier Trio « play Bach » which surprised and won a
huge international success from 1959.

The music of Jean-Sébastien Bach was wonderfully served by the Jazz
arrangements and the play of the pianist-composer Jacques Loussier along with
Christian Garros on drums and Pierre Michelot with the double bass for the first Trio.

Even in 2004, the same Jacques Loussier recorded the album « Impressions of
Chopin’s nocturnes », he did it as a solo pianist, without reiterating an association with
Jazz which could also have served this composer.

Today, it is in a setting that Jean Cortès, double bassist, arranger of the Chopin Jazz
Project, associated with Claudio Celada pianist, and Piero Iannetti drummer-
percussionist, that all three jazzistically transcend the lyricism and modernism of the
huge Chopin.

Let’s thank the Chopin Jazz Project Trio for presenting us a beautiful jazzy romantic,
original and inspired walk; A real breath of fresh Jazz air, with great musical delicacy
and subtlety!

I never get tired of listening to “The Préludes of Jazz” the Chopin Jazz Project album,
which makes sense on stage for a live emotion, and sincerely wish to these talented
French musicians the recognition of a large audience, which in my opinion, awaits
these new title of nobility, which takes this shape of « bridge » or « crossover » of Jazz.

Dominique NYSSEN. Guitarist.

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