Monday, June 28, 2010

Jacques Loussier - Tu Seras Terriblement Gentille (1968)

From Light in the Attic:
This mythical and rare record, also known as “You Only Love Once” , the title of its English pressing, is quite simply one of the most wonderful soundtracks of the 60s. A shining, precious jewel which unabashed, accepts its comparison with the so British elegance of another masterpiece, the famous “Bedazzled” by Dudley Moore, released in the same era. Effectively, the two records share the same disconcerting melodic agility, a taste for crafted pop ornamentations and unfailingly inventive instrumentation. An accomplished jazz pianist, Loussier gives free reign to his virtuosity and has fun creating the most luscious tracks taking on exuberant and often unique formats. Brilliantly shifting from ethereal theme to spellbinding melody and a series of electronic jerks which doesn’t disown the Henry/Colombier duo (the winning quartet for “Ballet Photo Rouge”, “Poursuite Jaguar”, “Leslie’s Jerk” and “Clara’s Jerk”), Loussier also allows himself some sweet but heavy going easy listening and bossa tracks, while keeping a tight reign within the realms of a delicate, subtly pop-tinged jazz of which only he knows the secret. And so, prepare yourself to discover a flamboyant, crazily classy record, the perfect embodiment of the elegance of the swingin’ sixties. Audiosamples here.

Mediafire Download Link: Jacques Loussier - Tu Seras Terriblement Gentille (1968)

A1 Generique Début 3:40
A2 Ballet Photo Rouge 2:29
A3 Ballade Dans Paris, La Nuit 3:31
A4 Poursuite Jaguar 2:43
A5 Promenade Au Luxembourg 2:20
A6 Kam-Tsch-Tka 1:41
A7 Baiser 1:03
B1 Leslie's Jerk 2:34
B2 Sortie Metro 2:10
B3 Clara's Jerk 2:41
B4 Top Cover Girl 2:37
B5 Ballade Dans Paris 1:40
B6 Robe Rose 2:00
B7 Generique Fin 2:44


Holly said...

Very cool - thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, nicholab! I left you a comment re Loussier in the Monochrome Set post, but maybe it's better to put it here too:

Thanks! You may not have seen this one:

Jacques Loussier Trio - BBC Session, 2004

Bach - Prelude in C Major
Bach - Gavotte in D Major
Bach - Pastorale in C Minor
Bach - Aria from Suite in D Major (Air on a G String)
Bach - Italian Concerto
Debussy - Arabesque No. 1
Satie - Gymnopedie No. 1
Bach - Tocata and Fugue in D Minor

Immaculate rip @320kbs from DVD of original BBC4 broadcast

Go thanks RoyRocket here:

Cheers, Dave Sez.

nicholab said...

@deave sez- thanks so much for the link and the recent encouragement. much appreciated. i posted some thanks at the conjurer yesterday but i reckon the post wasn't attached to you, per se. you're doing good work over there- keep it up! and thanks again for stopping by.

tekzon said...

hi, thanks for your nice blog/work
I like this kind of sound, especially "Poursuite Jaguar"
from Jacques Loussier - Tu Seras Terriblement Gentille.
could you advise me on other album, in this mood ?
again thank you

burntoutsavannahs said...

dear nick. is there anyway either you could re-up this or send it along my way to ? many thanks amigo!