Michel Legrand: Legrand Jazz

Michel Legrand: Legrand Jazz

Director: François Goetghebeur, Michel Legrand Cast: Alison Moyet, Sylvian Luc
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Michel Legrand: Legrand Jazz

This musical release by jazz conductor Michel Legrand with the London Big Band Orchestrea captures an epic performance by the ensemble, recorded at the Salle Pleyel in Paris in 2009, and featuring vocalists Alison Moyet and Sylvain Luc. Some of the songs featured in the concert include "The Windmills of Your Mind," "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?," and more.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/29/2011
UPC: 0807280154795
Original Release: 2009
Source: Arthaus Musik
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [stereo]
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 56,115

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Michel Legrand: Legrand Jazz
1. Fast Food [6:37]
2. Little Boy Lost [9:09]
3. Stop C'est Du Bop [9:35]
4. Dingo Lament [6:20]
5. Ray Blues [8:39]
6. Family Fugue [9:13]
7. Dingo Rock [:05]
8. Between Yesterday and Tomorrow [11:38]
9. Nobody Knows [3:54]
10. The Summer Knows [3:56]
11. The Windmills of Your Mind [3:41]
12. Le Petit Journal [3:58]
13. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? [4:59]
14. I Will Wait for You [6:44]
15. End Credits [7:06]

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Michel Legrand: Legrand Jazz 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
mishmashmusic More than 1 year ago
I must admit, while I have always appreciated the work of Michel Legrand, he has never been on the top of my list as one of the all-time jazz greats. To me, he has always been the jazz composer who wrote film scores and movie soundtracks, albeit very good ones. Now my opinion has changed, as this live DVD attests to the true scope of his talent. Backed by the London Big Band Orchestra, Legrand shows off his wares, delivering a stunning performance that starts with a bang and never lets up. Honestly, this is one of the best modern big band performances I have ever seen or heard. The brilliance of the performance lies in Legrand's exuberance; he is alive and full of energy, so very into the music. His enthusiasm is infectious, and it is obvious and he and his band are having a blast. Later in the show, he is joined by guitar great Sylvain Luc and British pop singer Alison Moyet (formerly of Yaz). Their presence adds another layer of depth to the performance, yet the central focus is totally Legrand - he steals the show in every way possible. My only complaint, and it is minor, is a distracting continuity error where closeups of the drummer show him missing a bow tie, which is present in the wide shots. Obviously some of the footage was taken from a different performance, and while it is not really a deal-breaker, it is a jarring visual to those of us who notice such minor trivial details. Rant over.