Tuesday, June 14, 2005

...light and breezy...

Light and breezy today with Michel Legrand. The famous film composer, orchestral arranger and jazz musician has been kind enough to stop by (last monday again) and drop off a couple 'Legrand-related' albums for me. First off, if you remember the film "The Thomas Crown Affair" (Brosnan or McQueen), you'll recognize one of Legrand's most famous compositions 'Windmills Of Your Mind' through this Bud Shank interpretation. Michel even did the arranging for it. Also included in this album are songs from The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg and The Young Girls Of Rochefort. The second track is from Legrand's celebrated full-length 'Legrand Jazz', that features (as the cover says) "thirty-one of America's greatest jazzmen". Recorded in a three-night set in the summer of 1958 in the big apple, Herbie Mann, John Coltrane, Eddie Costa, Bill Evans, and Miles Davis are only some of the long list of modern geniuses who played. No clouds, plenty of sunshine.

Bud Shank
Windmills Of Your Mind
Windmills Of Your Mind
World Pacific Jazz

Michel Legrand
Wild Man Blues
Legrand Jazz


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not sure why so many of your recordings are in mono instead of stereo. I have winamp but are you using a Mac? m4a format is no problem to convert. Using Foobar to play your m4a tracks and so puzzled why some albums are stereo and others in mono *shrugs*

8/09/2007 11:13 AM  

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