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November 8, 2019IM -
With his 15th album, 53, pianist and composer Jacky Terrasson of Local 802 (New York City) presents a collection of original pieces in the form of an intimate confession, brought to life by a varied cast of trio mates.
“Why 53? Simply because I conceived of and recorded this music during my 53rd year, and on this occasion I wanted to make a record that really reflected me,” says Terrasson.
53 is a work signaling a turning point in his life in which the pianist dares to venture into the intimacy of his own life story, while throwing himself resolutely into the unknown with new collaborations and new artistic gambles. The result is a collection of 16 tracks that are magnified by precise arrangements.
Terrasson takes his listeners on a tour of his musical aesthetics: varying moods, styles, rhythms, and references which create a kaleidoscopic universe of sounds.