Le Jazz Grand [DCC]

Le Jazz Grand [DCC]

by Michel Legrand
     
 
For this interesting if out of print LP, film producer Michel Legrand leads an impressive big band through a 23-minute exploration of his "Southern Routes" (a jazz suite based on the soundtrack of the film Les Routes de la Sud) and then plays piano with a septet on four of his briefer compositions. The latter band has solo work

Overview

For this interesting if out of print LP, film producer Michel Legrand leads an impressive big band through a 23-minute exploration of his "Southern Routes" (a jazz suite based on the soundtrack of the film Les Routes de la Sud) and then plays piano with a septet on four of his briefer compositions. The latter band has solo work from trumpeter Jon Faddis, altoist Phil Woods and baritonist Gerry Mulligan, all of whom are also featured on the longer piece. Although none of the selections caught on, the colorful arrangements and the excellent solos make this a worthwhile (if difficult to find) acquisition, Michel Legrand's first jazz recording in a decade. [DCC reissued the album in 1978.]

Product Details

Release Date:
11/15/2005
Label:
Fivefour
UPC:
5013929310124
catalogNumber:
1

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michel Legrand   Primary Artist,Piano,Conductor,Leader
Ron Carter   Bass,Rhythm
Jon Faddis   Trumpet,Track Performer
Gerry Mulligan   Baritone Saxophone,Track Performer
Bernie Leighton   Keyboards
Grady Tate   Drums,Rhythm,Rhythm Section
John Clark   Trombone,Brass
Gloria Agostini   Harp
Errol Crusher Bennett   Percussion,Rhythm
Burt Collins   Trumpet,Brass
Don Elliott   Rhythm,Vibes,Rhythm Section
John Gatchell   Trumpet,Brass
Harry Leahey   Guitar
Tom Pierson   Keyboards
Portinho   Percussion,Rhythm,Rhythm Section
Joseph J. Shepley   Trumpet
Brooks Tillotson   Trombone,Brass
Phil Woods   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Jimmy Madison   Drums
Joe Shepley   Brass
Tony Price   Tuba,Brass
Albert Richmond   Trombone,Brass

Technical Credits

Michel Legrand   Arranger,Composer
Keith Grant   Engineer
Norman Schwartz   Producer,Liner Notes
Marcia McGovern   Contributor
Mort Rosenfeld   Art Direction

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