Samuel Fromartz | Washington, DC USA | 02/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Having popped A Paris into my CD player a few days ago, I've been playing it regularly. This disk seems more focused than Terrasson's works in the past. He eschews the more dramatic flares that might have hung him up on occassion, and gets into a beautiful, lyrical space. The presence of his seminal trio with Leon Parker and Ugonna Okegwo on a couple of tunes is welcome, especially on the sparse and soulful opening tune Plaisir D'Amour. But his French cohorts ride very well too. He burns on the second cut, Jeux interdits, has a hilarious take on La Vie En Rose and gets positively cheesy on his Fender Rhodes on Que Reste-T-Il De Nos Amours. But the rule here is romance for the city of light, with little of the edginess one might associate with New York. It's about melody, simplicity, space, the blues, and an obvious love of place. What I found most remarkable was his ability to avoid the sentimental in tunes like Les Chemins De L'Amour which could easily careen in that direction. A keeper."
Oui, Oui !!!!
Thomas Parkinson | Ireland | 07/29/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"C'est spot on, as it were. As a matter of fact, C'est si bon. Having heard the Terrasson Trio in St. Gilles Croix de Villes this year, giving an exceptional performance featuring many of these chansons, I am bound to say Beautiful Music."