Saturday, July 12, 2014

Michel Legrand - Archi Cordes


Year : 1964
Label : Philips
Genre : Jazz, Pop
Style : Big Band, Easy Listening

Jazz Scat with nice string ensemble conducted & performed by Michel Legrand Et Son Orchestre featuring the guitarist Elek Bacsik who was recruited by Serge Gainsbourg for his 'Confidentiel' album released the previous year. This cult album is returned to the light in 1996, thanks to the track Di-Gue-Ding-Ding which was selected for the easy-listening compilation "Inflight Entertainment". The french maestro pianist who had hired Miles Davis, Bill Evans & John Coltrane for his legendary album Legrand Jazz recorded in 1958, was arranger for Maurice Chevalier, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz. But Legrand is best know as the composer of over 100 films music and television (The Thomas Crown Affair, Summer 42, Never Say Never Again...), indeed, he was very popular among french filmmakers from the New Wave, in particular, Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Demy, Agnès Varda, Chris Marker or Claude Chabrol. Titles include only compositions by Michel Legrand except Orange Blossom Special by Ervin T. Rouse.

01. Di-Gue-Ding-Ding    
02. Noix De Coco    
03. Orange Blossom Special    
04. Coma Ray And Come Charles    
05. Hi Girls    
06. Manhattan Stroll    
07. Alcatraz    
08. Da-We-Da    
09. Monkey Business    
10. Come Ride With Me    
11. Motor-City    
12. Bandol

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