|Birth name||Jacques-Laurent Terrasson|
|Born||November 27, 1965|
|Labels||Blue Note, Impulse!|
Jacky Terrasson (born November 27, 1965) is a French jazz pianist and composer.
Terrasson's mother is African-American from Georgia, and his father is French. From his parents he heard classical music as a child. He began piano lessons at an early age. He became interested in jazz when he heard his mother's albums of Miles Davis and Billie Holiday. Terrasson went to the Berklee College of Music in Boston for two semesters, then performed in clubs as a jazz pianist in Chicago and New York City. In 1993 he won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition. As the leader of a trio, Terrasson recorded his first solo album for Blue Note, then recorded with Jimmy Scott and Cassandra Wilson. He has worked with Stéphane Belmondo, Michael Brecker, Mino Cinélu, Ugonna Okegwo, Leon Parker, Michel Portal, Adam Rodgers, and Cécile McLorin Salvant. The Los Angeles Times heralds him as "a pianist with a shining improvisational imagination, Terrasson seems clearly determined to follow his own path."
- Moon and Sand with Tom Harrell (Jazz Aux Ramparts, 1991)
- Jacky Terrasson (Blue Note, 1994)
- Reach (Blue Note, 1995)
- Rendezvous with Cassandra Wilson (Blue Note, 1997)
- Alive (Blue Note, 1998) – live recorded in 1997
- What It Is (Blue Note, 1999) – recorded in 1998
- A Paris... (Blue Note, 2000)
- Kindred with Stefon Harris (Blue Note, 2001)
- Smile (Blue Note, 2002)
- Into the Blue with Emmanuel Pahud (Blue Note, 2003) – recorded in 2001
- Mirror (Blue Note, 2007) – recorded in 2006
- Push (Concord Jazz, 2010) – recorded in 2009
- Gouache (Universal, 2012)
- Take This (Impulse!, 2015) – recorded in 2014
- Mother with Stéphane Belmondo (Impulse!, 2016)
- 53 (Blue Note, 2019)
With Cindy Blackman
With Ry Cooder
With Philippe Gaillot
With Javon Jackson
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- ^ "Jacky Terrasson - Steinway & Sons". Steinway & Sons. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
- ^ Himes, Geoffrey (15 December 2019). "Jacky Terrasson: Sourire de Francais". JazzTimes. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
- ^ a b c d e f g Skelly, Richard. "Jacky Terrasson". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
- ^ "Jacky Terrasson music @ All About Jazz". All About Jazz. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
- Post-bop pianists
- Berklee College of Music alumni
- African-American jazz musicians
- American jazz pianists
- American male pianists
- American people of French descent
- French jazz pianists
- German jazz pianists
- 1966 births
- Living people
- Musicians from Berlin
- Blue Note Records artists
- 20th-century American pianists
- 21st-century American pianists
- 20th-century American male musicians
- 21st-century American male musicians
- American male jazz musicians
- African-American pianists
- 20th-century African-American musicians
- 21st-century African-American musicians