Pianist Jacky Terrasson has every reason to be happy and elated. His latest disc "Push" and a new deal with Concord Records, Terrasson has his eyes on playing music with more vigor and taking more risks. I’m Brian Pace, coming up on the Pace Report, Jacky talks about his new musical venture. Also, how playing this solo album was one of the hardest records he’s ever made.
I sat down with Jacky before his first set at The Jazz Standard and we talked about many facets of his life and career. His latest disc "Push" is getting lots of positive press.
Jacky is about to begin a new chapter in his musical career. While he’s excited about upcoming venture, he also sees the record industry becoming a thing of the past
Born in Germany and raised in Paris, France, Terrasson discovered his mother’s jazz collection and expressed an interest in playing the music instead of classical. He felt jazz gave him “the freedom of expression of improvisation.”
In 1993 Jacky won the coveted Thelonious Monk Jazz Piano Competition. The day after he won he was recruited by jazz vocalist Betty Carter to be her pianist. He also backed artists like Jimmy Scott, Dianne Reeves, and Dee Dee Bridgewater.
Jacky’s latest disc “Push” is available on i Tunes and on Amazon.com. To find out his recent tour dates and to listen to selected cuts on his disc, visit his website at jackyterrasson.com. For the Pace Report, reporting from The Jazz Standard in New York, I’m Brian Pace.