Jacques Loussier

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Birthday
26, 1934
Birthplace
France
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
26, 1934 (age 83)
Birthplace
France

About

Reinterpreted several Johann Sebastian Bach compositions, such as the Goldberg Variations, as jazz in trio formation.

Before Fame

He founded the Jacques Loussier Trio in 1959, featuring bass player Pierre Michelot. The trio sold an amazing six million albums in just 15 years.

Trivia

He collaborated with renowned musicians like Elton John, Sting, Yes, and Pink Floyd.

Family Life

His family nurtured his musical talents, and he began taking piano lessons when he was 10. At 13, he came under the tutelage of Yves Nat, one of France's most famous pianists.

Associated With

He had a successful film composition career, recording soundtracks for numerous films including 1968's Dark of the Sun starring Rod Taylor.