Jacky Terrasson: Mirror (2007)
The set is a mix of standards such as a dissonant "Just A Gigolo unlike any other version, plus five tunes of Terrasson's own. Among the latter "Tragic Mulatto Blues is as eloquent a statement as a lyric-less piece can be, with a call-and-response that makes for riveting listening. Terrasson's classical training is evident here and one can't help hoping this will serve as the basis for a larger work in the future. Clearly he has things to say and the skill with which to express them with his own music, as well as when he depth-charges "Everything Happens to Me. Exuberant, playful, emotional and more, it's good to have him back.
Track Listing: Caravan; Juvenile; Just A Gigolo; You've Got A Friend; Little Red Ribbon; Tragic Mulatto Blues; America the Beautiful; Cherokee; Everything Happens to Me; Mirror; Go Round.
Personnel: Jacky Terrasson: piano.
Record Label: Blue Note Records