Michel Legrand - Legrand Jazz


Label:

Impex

Genre:

Jazz

Product No.:
CIMX 8315 SA
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Category:

Hybrid Stereo SACD


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Features performances by John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Ben Webster and 27 more jazz greats!

The greatest assembly of musical talent ever on on one album!

In 1958, a young, successful French composer-arranger with a major infatuation on American jazz, worked his way to New York and convinced the very best players of the time to record an album of largely jazz standards. Michel Legrand would go on to win numerous prizes and accolades (three Oscars, five Grammys, two Palmes D’or, etc.), but little of what followed matched the sheer brilliance of Legrand Jazz.

Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Ben Webster, Phil Woods and practically every other session man in town signed up for sessions with Legrand to record his idiosyncratic arrangements of standards (“Django”, “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”, “Night in Tunisia”, etc.). Instead of regurgitating then current bop styles, he reinvented the very nature of orchestral jazz band repertoire to make a unique and forward-looking statement on the genre.

The sound of Impex’s all-analog LP preserves the wide soundstage of late 50’s Columbia recordings while creating intimate spaces between players on the stage for maximum definition. This rare, highly-praised recording has never sounded as good as it does now. Go big with Legrand Jazz.

Legrand Jazz was greeted by an enthusiastic review in the magazine Down Beat. Dom Cerulli awarded it five stars out of a possible five.

Features:
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!

Musicians: Michel Legrand, conductor, arranger (All songs)

For "The Jitterbug Waltz," "Django," "Wild Man Blues" & "'Round Midnight" Recorded June 25, 1958
Paul Chambers, bass
John Coltrane, tenor sax
Eddie Costa, vibes
Miles Davis, trumpet
Kenny Dennis, drums
Bill Evans, piano
Barry Galbraith, guitar
Betty Glamann, harp
Herbie Mann, flute
Jerome Richardson, baritone sax, bass clarinet
Phil Woods, alto sax

For "Nuages," "Blue And Sentimental," "Rosetta" & "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" Recorded June 27, 1958
Eddie Bert, trombone
Billy Byers, trombone
Jimmy Cleveland, trombone
George Duvivier, bass
Major Holly, bass, tuba
Hank Jones, piano
Don Lamond, drums
Herbie Mann, flute
Frank Rehak, trombone
Ben Webster, tenor sax

For "Night In Tunisia," "Stompin' At The Savoy" & "In A Mist" Recorded June 30, 1958
James Buffington, French horns
Donald Byrd, trumpet
Jimmy Cleveland, trombone
Don Elliot, vibes
Art Farmer, trumpet
Milt Hinton, bass
Osie Johnson, drums
Teo Macero, baritone sax
Nat Pierce, piano
Seldon Powell, tenor sax
Gene Quill, alto sax
Frank Rehak, trombone
Ernie Royal, trumpet
Joe Wilder, trumpet
Phil Woods, alto sax



1. The Jitterbug Waltz (Fats Waller)
2. Nuages (Django Reinhardt)
3. Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie)
4. Blue and Sentimental (Count Basie)
5. Stompin' At the Savoy (Benny Goodman)
6. Django (John Lewis)
7. Wild Man Blues (Jelly Roll Morton)
8. Rosetta (Earl Hines)
9. 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk)
10. Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Duke Ellington)
11. In A Mist (Bix Beiderbecke)

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