Terry Trotter – I Play The Piano


Terry Trotter is a jazz pianist’s pianist. With a long history in jazz, Terry was invited to play with Miles’ band back in the 1960s. His intellectual, minimal style shows off complex arrangements and harmonies.


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Terry Trotter is a Los Angeles jazz pianist that has been writing, performing and directing music for 50 years. A true talent in every sense of the word, Terry has an incredible depth of knowledge about music and the artistic sensitivity and restraint to play only the notes that count. His performances on this very special recording are individual masterpieces.

AIX Records was very pleased to have the opportunity to record Terry using both HD-Audio and HD-Video equipment. The performances and the extended interview/demonstration bonus video capture a unique voice in the world of piano jazz. The testimonials of a wide range of prominent musicians validates his rare talent.

“I didn’t really understand what it is like to have a certain kind of piano player accompany a singer until I began working with Terry. To put it mildly, Terry spoiled me rotten, and he helped me become a better vocalist. Terry Trotter is one of a kind and in a class all by himself…and in this category, in my opinion there is no finer musician and artist. As far as I’m concerned, we were quite the team on any stage…Terry could transform a piano and give it wings…I know it sounds crazy, but damn if he couldn’t make the thing FLY! It has been a blessing and a joy to have worked with Terry over these years. I love him dearly! I could go on and on…but I don’t want to forget to say that Terry tells great jokes too!!! Hahaha!!!” NATALIE COLE

This disc was shot using HD video equipment and is presented in 16:9 HD-Video on this Blu-ray disc.

Audio Samples:

  1. The Kerry Dance –
  2. A Sleepin’ Bee –
  3. Ligia –
  4. Central Avenue Blues –
  5. Roundabout –
  6. Nobody Else But Me –
  7. Prelude To A Kiss –
  8. Sophisticated Lady –
  9. In A Sentimental Mood –
  10. Who Cares –
  11. Where Flamingos Fly –
  12. Willow Weep For Me –
  13. ‘Sssupp! –
  14. Body & Soul –
  15. It Could Happen To You –
  16. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child –
  17. Ill Wind –
  18. Where Is Your Heart –
  19. All Alone By The Telephone –
  20. Serenity Within –
  21. Tea For Two –

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Weight 7 oz
Dimensions 7.5 × 6 × 0.5 in



Terry Trotter

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    Terry Trotter – I Play the Piano – AIX Blu-ray
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    by John Sunier | Dec 28, 2012 | DVD & Blu-ray Video Reviews |

    Terry Trotter – I Play the Piano – AIX Blu-rayBuy this product on Amazon.com
    Terry Trotter – I Play the Piano, Blu-ray (2012)
    [TrackList follows]
    Studio: AIX Records 85059 Blu-ray [Distr. by Naxos]
    Video: 16:9 1080p HD color
    Audio: DolbyHD 5.1 (“stage” or “audience” perspective), PCM stereo
    No region code
    Rating: ****
    This is a solo piano session in the studio with just Terry Trotter and his Steinway. Terry is an LA jazz pianist who has been writing, performing and directing music for 50 years now. He accompanied Natalie Cole, who says of him, “Terry could transform a piano and give it wings.”

    The 21 selections seem to be endless, but Terry spins an interesting version of each one in turn. My favorite Gershwin tune is “Who Cares?” and I especially liked his treatment of this one. Many of the tunes are rather straightforward treatments and I would have liked a bit more variety in them. He uses sheet music for some and others are from memory.

    The audio and video quality are superb, as usual with AIX. You can see all the mics and lighting equipment in some of the shots, and occasionally you can even see the tracks around the grand piano from which some of the shots are taken—a bit distracting, but it doesn’t ruin matters.


    The Kerry Dance
    A Sleepin’ Bee
    Central Avenue Blues
    Nobody Else But Me
    Prelude To A Kiss
    Sophisticated Lady
    In A Sentimental Mood
    Who Cares?
    Where Flamingos Fly
    Willow Weep For Me
    Body & Soul
    It Could Happen To You
    Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless…
    Ill Wind
    Where Is Your Heart
    All Alone By The Telephone
    Serenity Within
    Tea For Two
    —John Henry

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