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Jacky Terrasson's new album Push

Official Press Release:

Concord Jazz proudly announces the release of pianist [Jacky Terrasson]’s new album Push, available April 27, 2010. The album features a new working trio that includes recent Thelonious Monk Competition winner Ben Williams on bass, Jamire Williams on drums and a handful of special guests. Push, Terrasson’s 11th overall album and Concord Jazz debut, moves forward with a program of invigorating new repertoire and standards that infuse the familiar with the unlikely, including nods to Michael Jackson (Jacky covers Billie Jean!!!).

Ever since pianist extraordinaire Jacky Terrasson burst upon the jazz scene in 1993 by winning the Thelonious Monk Piano Competition, he has consistently recorded richly refined and remarkably free-spirited music. After delivering 10 CDs for Blue Note Records, Terrasson’s Concord Jazz debut Push is an 11-track gem of dynamic pianism that opens up a new door onto his creative technique and ingenuity.

To Terrasson, Push represents “the beginning of something new even though it’s tied to everything I’ve done before. There are a lot more of my own compositions—more than ever—and it’s like the introduction to a new stage in my musical life.”