Jacques Loussier

1934 - 2019

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Jacques Loussier (26 October 1934 – 5 March 2019) was a French pianist and composer. He arranged jazz interpretations of many of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, such as the Goldberg Variations. The Jacques Loussier Trio, founded in 1959, played more than 3,000 concerts and sold more than 7 million recordings—mostly in the Bach series. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Loussier has received more than 291,699 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Jacques Loussier is the 505th most popular musician (up from 507th in 2019), the 2,366th most popular biography from France (down from 2,323rd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular French Musician.

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Among musicians, Jacques Loussier ranks 505 out of 3,175Before him are Robert de Visée, Jacob Gade, Tommy Ramone, Phil Lynott, Steve Hackett, and Géza Anda. After him are Michel Petrucciani, Rita Lee, Chad Smith, Robert Miles, Colin Burgess, and Bert Kaempfert.

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Among people born in 1934, Jacques Loussier ranks 131Before him are George Segal, George Chakiris, Ken Rosewall, Franc Rode, Alisa Freindlich, and Raniero Cantalamessa. After him are Claude Zidi, Umberto Agnelli, Waldo Machado, Sergio Balanzino, Dida, and Elgin Baylor. Among people deceased in 2019, Jacques Loussier ranks 124Before him are Gershon Kingsley, Jean Starobinski, Dawda Jawara, John C. Bogle, Godfried Danneels, and Monkey Punch. After him are Jan Stráský, Patrick Sercu, Judith Kerr, Waldo Machado, Klaus Kinkel, and John Havlicek.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jacques Loussier ranks 2,366 out of 6,770Before him are Princess Françoise of Orléans (1844), Peter I, Duke of Brittany (1191), Guillaume Postel (1510), Jean Rapp (1771), Gaston Paris (1839), and Line Renaud (1928). After him are Jean Carmet (1920), Aleksandar Petrović (1929), Boniface, Count of Savoy (1244), Michel Petrucciani (1962), Raymond Duchamp-Villon (1876), and Maurice Joly (1829).

Among MUSICIANS In France

Among musicians born in France, Jacques Loussier ranks 23Before him are Michel Polnareff (1944), Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665), Manitas de Plata (1921), Marguerite Long (1874), Yann Tiersen (1970), and Ginette Neveu (1919). After him are Michel Petrucciani (1962), Claude Bolling (1930), Guy Bonnet (1945), Jean-Delphin Alard (1815), Claude-Michel Schönberg (1944), and Paul Tortelier (1914).