1. Surrey with the Fringe on top 5:12
2. Body and Soul 6:02
3. September Song 4:17
4. Giant Steps 2:45
5. How Long Has This Been Going On 5:31
6. That's All 3:30
7. It Might as Well be Spring 5:02
Total Time: 32:19
Christian Jacob, the Grammy nominated French pianist and arranger, is captured here in a stunning solo piano recital, Beautiful Jazz. Aptly titled, the playing is dedicated to the music that drew Christian away from the classical world and introduced him to the beautiful world of jazz. His superb technique and original concept are in abundant evidence – to wit, listen to Body and Soul’s sensitive and masterful execution.
The performance was recorded at the Herbert Zipper Concert Hall, Los Angeles, on a Hamburg Steinway Model D Grand, direct to a Nagra IVs tape recorder. Two Klaus Heyne modified U-87s and two AKG 460Bs are used on the piano and a pair of B&K omnidirectional 4003’s captured the room’s natural sound.
As an additional note, at the time of this writing (September 2016), Christian composed and orchestrated the music to the new Clint Eastwood film, Sully, starring Tom Hanks.
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