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French-American pianist Jacky Terrasson‘s most recent album is 2007’s Mirror, one of the best discs of last year and his first as a solo performer. I wrote at its release that the album “takes a step toward a more progressive school of playing, perhaps because there’s no rhythm section keeping him back…Terrasson hasn’t made a hard left turn, yet he still breaks away from the mainstream he’s long strained against.”

But if the album allows Terrasson to be more of an adventurer, it also casts him in a much more intimate setting…one that will be wildly magnified by seeing him in an intimate venue like the Bohemian Caverns. Terrasson will be performing there tonight and tomorrow with no band, no rhythm section, just himself and the piano. The show is sponsored by the Alliance Française of Washington and is $32 a pop. An expensive ticket, but a wonderful and renowned performer—-so expect a crowd.