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The 1950s were one of the most experimental periods in the history of Jazz. In the wake of the big-band era of World War II and the late 1940s, Jazz combos on either side of the Atlantic scaled back in size and sought innovative ways to do more with less. The results were often exploratory and experimental. Musicians everywhere grafted different musical ideas to the widely accepted Jazz conventions of the day. Recorded in France, Japan and England - and out of circulation since the early 1990s - the tracks are culled from various points along the prolific and influential trajectory of the Play Bach Trio following the group's lengthy hiatus in the early '80s (Loussier disbanded his original lineup in 1979 and retreated to the countryside of Provence to build a large studio as a place to compose and record in rural solitude).
1) Partita in E Major
2) Invention for 2 Voices No. 8
3) Sciliana in G minor
4) Concerto in C minor/Vivace
5) Toccata and Fugue in C Major/Overture
6) Toccata and Fugue in C Major/Adagio
7) Toccata and Fugue in C Major/Fugue
8) Minuet in G Major
9) Prelude No. 2 in C minor
10) Chromatic Fantasy
11) BWV 140/Chorale No. 1 'Sleepers Awake'