Pianist Jacques Loussier Dies at Age 84

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Jacques Loussier performs in 2008

Jacques Loussier performs in 2008 (Photo: Jose Luis Lopez (https://www.flickr.com/people/joelo2/), CC BY 2.0, cropped, via Wikimedia Commons)

Jacques Loussier died on March 5, 2019, at age 84. The French pianist was known for his jazz interpretations of classical music, most famously, the works of Bach in his Play Bach record series. His ensemble, the Jacques Loussier Trio, sold more than 7 million albums for their interpretations of and improvisations on classical music by Bach, Ravel, Debussy, and more.

Loussier was also a prolific composer for the screen, writing over 80 scores for films and TV shows.

Watch the below video of the Jacques Loussier Trio performing in 2007:

This article has been updated to fix a broken YouTube embed; the text has been revised to reflect this change.