Down Beat (p.51) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "'Morning,' with Jacques Schwartz-Bart's soulful tenor saxophone, swings mid-tempo with a bright outlook."
JazzTimes (p.69) - "[T]his is a well-balanced set linked to Terrason's past yet forging ahead in new directions."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.83) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Perhaps most striking of all is Terrasson's modal jazz take on Michael Jackson's 'Beat It'..."
Personnel: Jacky Terrasson (piano, keyboards); Ben Williams (acoustic bass); Jamire Williams (drums).
Audio Mixer: Philippe Gaillot.
Recording information: Sear Sound, New York, NY (09/28/2009-09/30/2009).
Photographer: Devin DeHaven.
On his Concord debut, Push, pianist Jacky Terrasson unveils his new trio with bassist Ben Williams and drummer Jamire Williams. There are also guest appearances from Gregoire Maret on harmonica, saxophonist Jacques Schwarz-Bart, guitarist Matt Stevens, and percussionist Cyro Baptista. Push contains seven new compositions, a medley of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" with "Body and Soul," and a fresh take on Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight."