Essential Works 1954 - 1959 - Michel Legrand - Limited Edition Vinyl

Tracklist

1
Side 1
1.
The Jitterbug Waltz
Michel Legrand
05:19
2.
Stompin' at the Savoy
Michel Legrand
03:48
3.
Round Midnight
Michel Legrand
03:00
4.
Django
Michel Legrand
04:14
5.
Night in Tunisia
Michel Legrand
05:54
Side 2
1.
In A Mist
Michel Legrand
03:21
2.
Blues and Sentimental
Michel Legrand
03:25
3.
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Michel Legrand
02:35
4.
Wild Man Blues
Michel Legrand
03:24
5.
Nuages
Michel Legrand
02:24
6.
Rosetta
Michel Legrand
07:17
2
Side 1
1.
Autumn Leaves
Michel Legrand
03:32
2.
A Paris
Michel Legrand
02:18
3.
What is This Thing Called Love
Michel Legrand
02:46
4.
Love for Sale
Michel Legrand
02:31
5.
Night and Day
Michel Legrand
02:32
6.
I've Got You Under My Skin
Michel Legrand
02:35
7.
Siboney
Michel Legrand
04:13
Side 2
1.
Sous les Ponts de Paris
Michel Legrand
02:54
2.
Paris in the Spring
Michel Legrand
03:33
3.
April in Paris
Michel Legrand
05:14
4.
Sous le Ciel de Paris
Michel Legrand
01:52
5.
Paris Canaille
Michel Legrand
02:04
6.
Moulin Rouge
Michel Legrand
02:42
7.
La vie en Rose
Michel Legrand
03:10

Information


  • Artist : Michel Legrand
  • Format : 2 x 12" (140g)
  • GenresJazz
  • Pressing100 Copies
  • Estimated delivery dateJune 2021

Description

Michel Legrand was one-of the most gifted musicians of his generation. Born in a musical family, he studied at the Conservatoire in Paris where his precocious talents revealed themselves. Everyone noticed his entry into the jazz world in 1954 with an album of French popular songs for which he wrote jazzy arrangements. That first album’s success gave Legrand the right to make an album of his own with Columbia (Philips making a deal with Columbia US). This new album, entitled 'Legrand Jazz', was a sequel featuring legrandissime arrangements of American jazz standards. You could already, and even with tunes heard a thousand times, hear that distinctive Legrand style and the phrases, themes and leitmotifs that later appeared in 'Umbrellas of Cherbourg' or 'The Young Girls of Rochefort'. These album’s four sides feature all the ingredients composing Michel Legrand style that still “fills the world with envy.”

EN : It is the fusion of Gospel, Blues and Jazz that gives birth to new rhythms during the 50’s in the United States. Black artists are the first ones to associate upbeat tempo with jazz and blues. But it is a revolution of the minds that gives to the 50’s its frenetic momentum that rocks the old world into the modern world. Every single area is touched by the revolution : music and painting, obviously, but also and maybe mainly society at large, ways of consuming, the new industrial era, urban life, advertising, marketing and design. The movement develops in every dimension. Rock’n’Roll is the permanent mark left by the youth of that time, embracing the new world and giving it the rhythm that fits.
The Masters of Rock collection traces back the history of these great Rock’n’Roll figures without whom Rock and music in general would not be what they are today. And just like a natural phenomenon, Rock was born at the same time as the LP, absolute revolution in the music world which marked every generation since 1950 and until today. The world could not go round without the collection that pays homage to Vinyl Records and Rock’nRoll : Masters of Rock

The Essential Works of Masters of Rock gathers every founding creation of today’s music.

FR : C’est la fusion du Gospel, du Blues et du Jazz qui donne naissance à de nouveaux rythmes au cours des années cinquante aux Etats Unis. Ce sont les artistes noirs qui les premiers associent des rythmes up tempo au jazz et au blues. Mais c’est une révolution des esprits qui donne aux années 50 cette frénésie qui fait basculer le monde ancien dans le monde moderne. Tous les domaines sont touchés par la révolution : la musique et la peinture bien sûr, mais aussi et peut être même en premier, la société, la consommation, la nouvelle ère industrielle, la vie urbaine, la publicité, le marketing, le design. Le mouvement se développe dans toutes les dimensions. Le Rock’n’Roll est la trace indélébile laissée par la jeunesse de cette période, qui embrasse le nouveau monde et lui donne le rythme qui lui sied. Masters of Rock retrace le parcours des grandes figures du Rock’n’Roll sans lesquelles le Rock et la musique d’aujourd’hui ne seraient pas ce qu’ils sont. Et comme un phénomène naturel, le Rock est né en même temps que le microsillon, révolution absolue dans le domaine musicale, qui a marqué toutes les générations de 1950 à 2000. Le monde ne pouvait plus tourner rond sans la collection qui rend hommage au Vinyl et au Rock’n’Roll : Masters of Rock

The Essential Works of Masters of Rock réunissent les créations fondatrices de la musique d’aujourd’hui.