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Michel Legrand: Legrand Jazz

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Michel LeGrand is best known for his long and fruitful career in movie soundtracks, but as a young man in 1958 he was featured in an arranger's showcase with a collection of jazz masters, including Ben Webster, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, and Miles Davis. Columbia Records in 1958 had an unparalleled roster to offer the young French phenom; the label also had the studio chops to make the result an audiophile treasure sixty years later (Impex Records reissued ...


Michel Legrand At Birdland

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Michel Legrand Birdland New York City February 26-March 2, 2008

Legendary French master composer and pianist Michel Legrand recently played Birdland in New York City with his trio. Well, it wasn't really his trio: on bass was the great Ron Carter (Miles Davis' second great quartet) and, a la batterie, the redoubtable Lewis Nash. Legrand, who has played duets with Oscar Peterson, said how honored he was to play with great American jazz ...


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