Michel Legrand - Legrand Jazz - 180g LP


Michel Legrand - Legrand Jazz - 180g LP

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Michel Legrand - Legrand Jazz - 180g LP
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Speakers Corner / Philips - B 07373 L - 180 gram Virgin Vinyl - 4260019713988

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Features Performances by John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Herbie Mann, Bill Evans & More!

"Legrand Jazz" - Michel Legrand  John Coltrane, Ben Webster  Phil Woods  Miles Davis, Donald Byrd  Jimmy Cleveland  Herbie Mann  Bill Evans, Nat Pierce  Paul Chambers  Osie Johnson .

Michel Legrand, just 26 years old in 1958, already had a number of distinguished trophies on his shelves, among them the "Grand Prix du Disque", and could thus entice New York's top musicians into the recording studio. Three large ensembles with stars ranging from Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Ben Webster, Phil Woods and Bill Evans performed his new arrangements of famous numbers from the annals of jazz history.

Michel Legrand breathed a touch of film music into zany Fats Waller's "The Jitterbug Waltz", the serious Modern Jazz Quartet's "Django", Bix Beiderbecke's legendary "In A Mist" and Earl Fatha Hines's portrait of "Rosetta". The fresh arrangements cast a new light on the old evergreens, and the solos are absolutely top class - the new arrangements seem to have been tailor-made for Miles Davis and Ben Webster. This record is experimental, that is, it should be considered as such, since no more daring and flashing musical ideas have been brought forward by the eminent young French conductor/composer/arranger Michel Legrand, who is particularly responsible for the magnificent tracks of this longplayer.

The music featured on these tracks stays well within the bounds of jazz; in fact, the indefinable spirit of jazz is always there. Even though these recordings have slumbered in the archives for many, many years, they are not the least lethargic!

Recorded June 1958 in New York City.

Musicians:
Michel Legrand (arrangements, conductor)
Phil Woods, alto saxophone
Gene Quill, alto sax
Teo Macero, baritone sax
Jerome Richardson, baritone sax, bass clarinet
John Coltrane, tenor saxophone
Ben Webster, tenor saxophone
Seldon Powell, tenor sax
Herbie Mann, flute
Miles Davis, trumpet
Donald Byrd, trumpet
Ernie Royal, trumpet
Art Farmer, trumpet
Joe Wilder, trumpet
Jimmy Cleveland, trombone
Frank Rehak, trombone
Bill Byers, trombone
Eddie Bert, trombone
Paul Chambers, bass
George Duvivier, bass
Milt Hinton, bass
Major Holly, bass, tuba
Bill Evans, piano
Nat Pierce, piano
Hank Jones, piano
Kenny Dennis, drums
Don Lamond, drums
Osie Johnson, drums
James Buffington, French horn
Betty Glamann, harp
Barry Galbraith, guitar
Eddie Costa, vibes
Don Elliot, vibes
 
Side 1:
1. The Jitterbug Waltz
2. Nuages
3. Night In Tunisia
4. Blue And Sentimental
5. Stompin' At The Savoy
6. Django
Side 2:
1. Wild Man Blues
2. Rosetta
3. 'Round Midnight
4. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
5. In A Mist
 
 

 

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