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Jacques Loussier

Biography

Pianist/composer Jacques Loussier demonstrated music ability young, needs to play in age ten and getting into the Conservatoire Country wide de Musique in Paris in 16. Loussier’s primary professor there is Yves Nat, who subsequently was inspired by Faure, Saint-Saens, and Debussy as students himself. Loussier continuing this distinguished custom, graduating near the top of his course. After traveling the planet as an accompanist, in the past due ’50s Loussier produced the Play Bach Trio with Pierre Michelot and Christian Garros. The Trio fused Loussier’s traditional background along with his curiosity about jazz, using Bach’s compositions because the basis for improvisation. The group was an instantaneous achievement, playing many displays and offering over six million albums in 15 years. By the finish from the ’70s, nevertheless, the group went its training course and Loussier retired to Provence, spending his times composing and documenting at his studio room in Miraval, tinkering with digital and acoustic agreements. The studio room also played web host to rock and roll artists like Green Floyd (including periods for The Wall structure), Elton John, and Sting. 1985 proclaimed the 300-calendar year wedding anniversary of Bach’s delivery, which prompted Loussier to re-form the Play Bach Trio with brand-new members along with a wider musical range, adding rock and roll and digital elements to the essential blend of traditional and jazz. Loussier also continuing composing with the ’80s and ’90s, in addition to performing items by Bach and Ravel live and on albums like 1999’s Ravel: Bolero and Bach Publication 40th Anniversary Recording with his personal jazzy flair. A yr later, Consider Bach and Music of Debussy had been released.

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Full Name Jacques Loussier
Profession Film Score Composer, Jazz Pianist
Education Conservatoire de Paris
Nationality French
Children Jean-Baptiste Loussier
Music Groups Play Bach Trio
Albums The Bach Book, Play Bach No. 1, Impressions on Chopin's Nocturnes, Play Bach aux Champs-Élysées, Tu seras terriblement gentille, Play Bach No. 2, Bach to Bach, Play Bach No. 4, Play Bach No. 5, Pulsion / Sous La Mer, Jacques Loussier Trio: Play Bach N° 1, Jacques Loussier Play Bach (Vol. 1), Play Bach No. 3, Reflections of Bach, Beyond Bach, Other Composers I Adore, Play Bach No. 1 (Arranged By Jacques Loussier, Mono Version), Play Bach 93 : Les nouveaux thèmes, Play Bach Vol. 2, Jacques Loussier Trio: Play Bach N° 2, Gymnopedies & Gnossiennes, Play Bach 2000, My Personal Favorites: The Jacques Loussier Trio Plays Bach, Pulsion, Play Bach No. 3 (Mono Version) [feat. Christian Garros, Pierre Michelot], Basically Bach, Le meilleur de Trio Play Bach, Schumann: Kinderszenen (Scenes From Childhood), Play Bach N. 1/ N. 2, Jacques Loussier joue Bach, No.1 (Classical Collection), Air On The G String [HD Digitally Re-Mastered 2011], Jacques Loussier on JS Bach, Chansons d'auteurs, Vol. 1 (1961) [15 Chansons], Play Bach Vols. 1, 2 & 3 + Joue Kurt Weill, Loussier: Swinging Bach, Bach: Play Bach No. 1 & No. 2, You Only Love Once, Play Bach No. 3 (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks), Jacques Loussier Joue Kurt Weill (Remastered), Play Bach 93 - Les Plus Grands Thèmes, Jacques Loussier (Arranged for Piano), L'heure bleue no. 2 (Mono Version), Thierry La Fronde (Bande originale du feuilleton télévisé de Robert Guez), Shine Like Diamonds, Récital (Mono Version), Plays Handel, Loussier Plays Bach 4 (Remastered), Masterpieces Presents Jacques Loussier, Play Bach, Vol. 1 - 3, 40 Essentials of Jacques Loussier (Mono Version), Jacques Loussier : Play Bach (The Greatest Music of Johann Sebastian Bach), Jacques Loussier Play Jean-Sébastien Bach, Arrivederci (Mono version)
Movies Dark of the Sun, The Killing Game, Snow Job, Le Doulos, The Young Girls Turn 25, Der Mann, der sich in Luft auflöste, Five Miles to Midnight, Heaven on One's Head, Les Pas perdus, Monique, Angel Baby, The Happy Sixties, A Woman Needs Loving


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#Fact
1 Loussier is a licensed pilot who used to fly his own light plane.
2 The French pianist became famous for his jazz interpretations of the works of classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach with his series of acclaimed albums "Play Bach" 1, 2, 3, etc. His recording studio in Miraval in southern France has hosted such pop luminaries as Sting, Elton John, Pink Floyd and Sade, to name just a few.


Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Un homme 1997 TV Movie
Jeanne 1994 TV Movie
Renseignements généraux 1994 TV Series 1 episode
Les demoiselles ont eu 25 ans 1993 Documentary
Le gorille 1990 TV Series 1 episode
Le peuple singe 1989 Documentary
Un château au soleil 1988 TV Mini-Series
Tout est dans la fin 1987 TV Movie
Le croc-note show 1986 TV Series 1986
Les poneys sauvages 1983 TV Mini-Series
Boulevard des assassins 1982
Caméra une première 1982 TV Series 1 episode
Cinéma 16 1976-1982 TV Series 2 episodes
Le féminin pluriel 1982 TV Movie
Play for Today 1982 TV Series 1 episode
Keine Angst vor Verwandten! 1981 TV Movie
Questionnaire 1973-1981 TV Series 13 episodes
Frère Martin 1981 TV Movie
Un chien de saison 1981 TV Movie
Der Mann, der sich in Luft auflöste 1980
L'été indien 1980 TV Movie
Histoires de voyous: La belle affaire 1979 TV Movie
Histoire du chevalier Des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut 1978 TV Mini-Series
Le devoir de français 1978 TV Movie
Ce diable d'homme 1978 TV Mini-Series 6 episodes
C'est Mozart qu'on assassine 1977 TV Movie
D'Artagnan amoureux 1977 TV Mini-Series
Le coeur au ventre 1976 TV Mini-Series 6 episodes
La vie de Marianne 1976 TV Mini-Series
Les charmes de l'été 1975 TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
Tornado 1973 Short
L'inconnue du vol 141 1972 TV Series
Snow Job 1972
Pouce 1971
Face aux Lancaster 1971 TV Series 1971
Les nouvelles aventures de Vidocq 1971 TV Series 6 episodes
Tische 1970 Short
Noëlle aux quatre vents 1970 TV Series
Girls for Pleasure 1970
Monique 1970
La fleur 1970 TV Movie
Une veuve en or 1969
Partita 1969 Short
Eine Frau sucht Liebe 1969
Joë Caligula - Du suif chez les dabes 1969
You Only Live Once 1968
Engelchen - oder die Jungfrau von Bamberg 1968
Dark of the Sun 1968
Lagardère 1967 TV Mini-Series
The Killing Game 1967
À belles dents 1966
Geronimo und die Räuber 1966 TV Movie
The Second Twin 1966
Thierry la Fronde 1963-1966 TV Series 52 episodes
Rouletabille 1966 TV Series
Food 1965 Short
La vie des criquets 1965 TV Short documentary
Les jeunes années 1965 TV Series 26 episodes
Foncouverte 1965 TV Series 52 episodes
Pas de caviar pour tante Olga 1965
Histoires d'hommes 1965 TV Series
Chambre à louer 1965 TV Series 26 episodes
Skies Above 1965
Le théâtre de la jeunesse 1964 TV Series 1 episode
Les pas perdus 1964
Les baisers 1964 segment "Baiser du soir"
Life Upside Down 1964
Rocambole 1964 TV Series
Le dernier jour 1964 TV Movie
Jeu I 1963
Los felices sesenta 1963
La revue des feuilletons 1963 TV Series short 1 episode
Cadavres en vacances 1963
A... is for Apple 1963 Short
Département 66 1963 Documentary short
Refuges 1963 Documentary short
Un château un espagne 1962 TV Movie

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trainyard Dogs: Part I 2016 performer: "MAIN THEME" / writer: "MAIN THEME"
Inglourious Basterds 2009 performer: "CLAIRE'S FIRST APPEARANCE" 1968, "THE FIGHT" 1968, "MAIN THEME" 1968 / writer: "CLAIRE'S FIRST APPEARANCE" 1968, "THE FIGHT" 1968, "MAIN THEME" 1968
Questionnaire TV Series arranger - 9 episodes, 1973 - 1981 performer - 9 episodes, 1973 - 1981
Une veuve en or 1969 performer: "Une Veuve En Or Générique", "Funérailles Pop", "Salade Russe" / writer: "Une Veuve En Or Générique", "Funérailles Pop", "Salade Russe"
You Only Live Once 1968 performer: "Générique Début", "Ballet Photo Rouge", "Ballade Dans Paris, La Nuit", "Poursuite Jaguar", "Promenade Au Luxembourg", "Kam-Tcha-Tka", "Baiser", "Leslie's Jerk", "Sortie Metro", "Clara's Jerk", "Top Cover Girl", "Ballade Dans Paris", "Robe Rose", "Générique Fin" / writer: "Générique Début", "Ballet Photo Rouge", "Ballade Dans Paris, La Nuit", "Poursuite Jaguar", "Promenade Au Luxembourg", "Kam-Tcha-Tka", "Baiser", "Leslie's Jerk", "Sortie Metro", "Clara's Jerk", "Top Cover Girl", "Bal
Engelchen - oder die Jungfrau von Bamberg 1968 music: "Femme, Femme" / performer: "Engelchen" / writer: "Engelchen"
Dark of the Sun 1968 performer: "Main Theme From Dark Of The Sun", "Claire's First Appearance", "The Mercenaries", "Curry's Drive With Claire", "The Doctor Is Found", "Curry And The Diamonds", "The Coach Rolls Back", "Claire And Curry", "The Chase", "The Fight", "Curry Kills Henlein", "Friendly Natives Having Fun", "Main Theme From Dark Of The Sun Finale" / writer: "Main Theme From Dark Of The Sun", "Claire's First Appearance", "The Mercenaries", "Curry's Drive With Claire", "The Doctor Is Found", "Curry And The Dia
À belles dents 1966 performer: "Générique Début", "Baby-Sitting", "Mousse Et Solitude", "Escale À Monte-Carlo", "Fondue Brésilienne", "Générique Fin" / writer: "Générique Début", "Baby-Sitting", "Mousse Et Solitude", "Escale À Monte-Carlo", "Fondue Brésilienne", "Générique Fin"
Foncouverte TV Series performer - 52 episodes, 1965 writer - 52 episodes, 1965
Le couteau dans la plaie 1962 writer: "Boulevard Blues", "Baion", "Up There", "Suprise Blues", "South American Potpourri Bob Is Drunk", "Paganini Twist", "Polka In White", "Bistrot Bob And Lisa In The Bistrot", "Polka Twist"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Play Bach... and More 2005 Video music arranger
Great Composers 1997 TV Series documentary musician - 1 episode
La table tournante 1988 composer: stock music
Dark of the Sun 1968 conductor
Eurovision 10ème anniversaire 1964 TV Movie orchestrator
Le Doulos 1963 musician: piano-bar
Le couteau dans la plaie 1962 composer: additional music

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vivement dimanche 2010 TV Series Himself
Play Bach... and More 2005 Video Himself - Piano
Great Composers 1997 TV Series documentary
Secombe with Music 1982 TV Series Himself
Les rendez-vous du dimanche 1980 TV Series Himself
Le grand échiquier 1979 TV Series Himself
The South Bank Show 1978 TV Series documentary
Numéro 1 1975 TV Series Himself
Parkinson 1971 TV Series Himself
Die Drehscheibe 1970 TV Series Himself

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