100% Analog 180g Vinyl LP!
Remastered from the Original Analog Stereo Masters for the First Time! Hear this album as it was meant to be heard!
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 (3 Oscars, 5 Grammies, 2 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.
|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)|
|1||Wild Man Blues (Jelly Roll Morton)|
|2||Rosetta (Earl Hines)|
|3||‘Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk)|
|4||Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Duke Ellington)|
|5||In A Mist (Bix Beiderbecke)|