Jacky Terrasson: You've Got a Friend


You've Got A Friend


Jacky Terrasson (piano)


Mirror (Blue Note / EMI 66775)

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Jacky Terrasson (piano).

Composed by Carole King


Recorded: Legacy Studios. New York City. December 12 & 13, 2006


Rating: 86/100 (learn more)

Jacky Terrasson adds to the jazz tradition of exploring the harmonic possibilities inherent in popular music. To be honest, I didn't have high hopes for this particular Mirror entry, mostly because it seemed to my ears that James Taylor and Carole King had wrung all of the juice out of it. Wrong. Terrasson comes at it from a very different angle, the left hand alternating between simple arpeggios and two-note ostinatos while extracting every pensive and romantic subtlety lurking in that famous melody.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski

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