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Jacques Loussier Trio – Satie: Gymnopedies/Gnossiennes [1998]

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Jacques Loussier Trio – Satie: Gymnopedies/Gnossiennes [1998]
# Audio CD (May 26, 1998)
# SPARS Code: DDD
# Number of Discs: 1
# Label: Telarc
# ASIN: B000007NGR
Slanting and shadow-cutting a flickering eddy
Trickled in gusts of gold to the shiny flagstone
Where the ambre atoms in the fire mirroring themselves
Mingled their sarabande to the gymnopaedia

We already posted the great Satie collection Aldo Ciccolini – Best Of Satie [2002]

We spoke about his meisterwerks, the amazing Gymnopédies.

And here is an interesting interpretation thereof into te jazz genre, thanks to Joe le Taxi.

Satie’s work was monumentally influential on the word of music. A true polymath, he was also very involved in other aspects of the avant garde – writing, art and theatre.

Indeed he could be called the father of minimalism!

Alfred Éric Leslie Satie (17 May 1866 – Paris, 1 July 1925) was a French composer and pianist. Starting with his first composition in 1884, he signed his name as Erik Satie.

Satie was introduced as a “gymnopedist” in 1887, shortly before writing his most famous compositions, the amazing Gymnopédies. I’ve no idea what a “gymnopedist” is exactly… except that it is related to some ancient Greek dance called the gymnopaedia!

Later, he also referred to himself as a “phonometrograph” or “phonometrician” (meaning “someone who measures (and writes down) sounds”) preferring this designation to that of “musician,” after having been called “a clumsy but subtle technician” in a book on contemporary French composers published in 1911.

The Gymnopédies, are three majestic series of piano compositions written by Satie, published in Paris starting in 1888. These short, atmospheric pieces are written in 3/4 time, with each sharing a common theme and structure.

Collectively, the Gymnopédies are regarded as the precursors to modern ambient music – gentle yet somewhat eccentric pieces which, when composed, defied the classical tradition. For instance, the first few bars feature a disjunct chordal theme in the bass – first, a G-major 7th in the bass, and then a B-minor chord, also in the lower register. Then comes the one-note theme in D major. Although the collection of chords at first seems too complex to be harmonious, the melody soon imbues the work with a soothing atmospheric quality!

In addition to his body of music, Satie also left a remarkable set of writings, having contributed work for a range of publications, from the dadaist 391 to the American Vanity Fair. Although in later life he prided himself on always publishing his work under his own name, in the late nineteenth century he appears to have used pseudonyms such as Virginie Lebeau and François de Paule in some of his published writings.

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To find out more, read here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_Satie
http://www.af.lu.se/~fogwall/intro.html
http://www.leninimports.com/erik_satie.html

I have long considered Satie’s Gnossienne to be some of the most emotionally touching and versatile pieces in music. So to pass a lazy afternoon, I went searching for as many versions of them as possible. I found everything from guitar to harp to dancefloor remixes. But there was one interpretation that stood out from all of them: the Jacques Loussier Trio interpretations.

First, I disagree vehemently with what one can only describe as the dense and snobbish two star review below. Satie’s music is not degraded here; it is simply reinterpreted into a new genre. But my ears (nor those of any other reviewer, it seems) detect any degredation or “dumbing down” of Satie. Rather, the Loussier Trio handle Satie’s delicate pieces with all the care they deserve. They do well at playing minimalistically, using no more notes than are necessary. I can’t help but think that this is the way Satie would have wanted it, as his compositions cry out for exactly that style.

While there are a few question marks on the CD (for instance, trying to fit a 3/4 Gymnopedie into 4/4)even the weaker tracks (relatively speaking) are worth a good listen. The Gnossienne (particularly the first four) take the cake, though!

A brief descriptive note before I leave you to buy the CD. Any lover of the “new” European (particularly Nordic) jazz, such as the Esbjorn Svensson trio, or the Tord Gustavsen trio, will UNQUESTIONABLY love the Jacques Loussier trio. Loussier has mastered the type of sparse and dark sound achieved by the said trios.

You are in for a treat, indeed!

By Kevin S Currie

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Tracklisting

1. Satie: Gymnopedie No. 1 / Var. 1 4:37
2. Satie: Gymnopedie No. 1 / Var. 2 4:34
3. Gnossienne No. 3 4:27
4. Gnossienne No. 6 5:26
5. Gnossienne No. 2 4:21
6. Satie: Gymnopedie No. 1 / Var. 3 5:07
7. Gnossienne No. 4 7:13
8. Gnossienne No. 5 4:16
9. Satie: Gymnopedie No. 1 / Var. 4 3:46
10. Gnossienne No. 1 3:58
11. Pas a Pas 3:44


Here she be:


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PASS: kzd

All thanks to Joe le Taxi



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September 26, 2008 Posted by | Aldo Ciccolini, Erik Sati, Music_Classical, Music_Jazz, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Aldo Ciccolini – Best Of Satie [2002]

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Aldo Ciccolini – Best Of Satie [2002]
Aldo Ciccolini piano
Orchèstre du Capitole de Toulouse / Michel Plasson
mp3 – vbr ~225kbs – 58.5mb + 58.5mb+ 16mb – covers

Slanting and shadow-cutting a flickering eddy
Trickled in gusts of gold to the shiny flagstone
Where the ambre atoms in the fire mirroring themselves
Mingled their sarabande to the gymnopaedia

We do love the work of master French musician, Erik Satie.

Satie’s work was monumentally influential on the word of music. A true polymath, he was also very involved in other aspects of the avant garde – writing, art and theatre.

Indeed he could be called the father of minimalism!

Alfred Éric Leslie Satie (17 May 1866 – Paris, 1 July 1925) was a French composer and pianist. Starting with his first composition in 1884, he signed his name as Erik Satie.

Satie was introduced as a “gymnopedist” in 1887, shortly before writing his most famous compositions, the amazing Gymnopédies. I’ve no idea what a “gymnopedist” is exactly… except that it is related to some ancient Greek dance called the gymnopaedia!

Later, he also referred to himself as a “phonometrograph” or “phonometrician” (meaning “someone who measures (and writes down) sounds”) preferring this designation to that of “musician,” after having been called “a clumsy but subtle technician” in a book on contemporary French composers published in 1911.

The Gymnopédies, are three majestic series of piano compositions written by Satie, published in Paris starting in 1888. These short, atmospheric pieces are written in 3/4 time, with each sharing a common theme and structure.

Collectively, the Gymnopédies are regarded as the precursors to modern ambient music – gentle yet somewhat eccentric pieces which, when composed, defied the classical tradition. For instance, the first few bars feature a disjunct chordal theme in the bass – first, a G-major 7th in the bass, and then a B-minor chord, also in the lower register. Then comes the one-note theme in D major. Although the collection of chords at first seems too complex to be harmonious, the melody soon imbues the work with a soothing atmospheric quality!

In addition to his body of music, Satie also left a remarkable set of writings, having contributed work for a range of publications, from the dadaist 391 to the American Vanity Fair. Although in later life he prided himself on always publishing his work under his own name, in the late nineteenth century he appears to have used pseudonyms such as Virginie Lebeau and François de Paule in some of his published writings.

Joe Le Taxi sent us this wonderful Satie collection, containing most of Satie’s finest musical moments, wonderfully played by master pianist Aldo Ciccolini.

However, as well as this fine collection, you really do need to get the full Gymnopédies works also!!

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To find out more, read here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_Satie
http://www.af.lu.se/~fogwall/intro.html
http://www.leninimports.com/erik_satie.html


To find out more about Aldo Ciccolini, read here:

http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Ciccolini-Aldo.htm

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Tracklisting

01. Gymnopédie N 1 Lent Et Douloureux
02. Gymnopédie N 2 Lent Et Triste
03. Gymnopédie N 3 Lent Et Grave
04. Le Picadilly, Marche
05. 3 Morceaux En Forme De Poire : Manière De Commencement
06. 3 Morceaux En Forme De Poire : Prolongation Du Même
07. 3 Morceaux En Forme De Poire : Lentement
08. 3 Morceaux En Forme De Poire : Enlevé
09. 3 Morceaux En Forme De Poire : brutal
10. 3 Morceaux En Forme De Poire : En Plus
11. 3 Morceaux En Forme De Poire : Redite
12. 3ème Gnossienne
13. Allons-y, Chochotte
14. Peccadilles Importunes : être Jaloux De Son Camarade
15. Peccadilles Importunes : Lui Manger Sa Tartine
16. Peccadilles Importunes : Profiter De Ce Qu’il A Des Cors Aux Pieds…
17. Je Te Veux
18. La Belle Excentrique : Grande Ritournelle
19. La Belle Excentrique : Marche Franco-lunaire
20. La Belle Excentrique : Valse Du Mystérieux Baisé Dans L’oeil
21. La Belle Excentrique : Grand Can Can Mondain
22. La Diva De L’empire
23. Choses Vues à Droite & à Gauche : Choral Hypocrite
24. Choses Vues à Droite & à Gauche : Fugue à Tatons
25. Choses Vues à Droite & à Gauche : Fantaisie Musculaire
26. Daphénéo
27. Jack In The Box : Prélude
28. Jack In The Box : Entracte
29. Jack In The Box : Finale
30. Les Pantins Dansent
31. Parade

Big thanks to Joe Le Taxi



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September 22, 2008 Posted by | Aldo Ciccolini, Erik Sati, Music_Classical, _MUSIC | 1 Comment