MICHEL LEGRAND / Legrand Jazz

Michel Legrand, just 26 years old in 1958, already had a number of distinguished trophies on his shelves, among them the "Grand Prix du Disque", and could thus entice New York’s top musicians into the recording studio. Three large ensembles with stars ranging from Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Ben Webster, Phil Woods and Bill Evans performed his new arrangements of famous numbers from the annals of jazz history. Michel Legrand breathed a touch of film music into zany Fats Waller’s "The Jitterbug Waltz", the serious Modern Jazz Quartet’s "Django", Bix Beiderbecke’s legendary "In A Mist" and Earl Fatha Hines’s portrait of "Rosetta". The fresh arrangements cast a new light on the old evergreens, and the solos are absolutely top class - the new arrangements seem to have been tailor-made for Miles Davis and Ben Webster.
Even though these recordings have slumbered in the archives for many, many years, they are not the least lethargic!

01. JITTERBUG WALTZ,THE
02. NUAGES
03. NIGHT IN TUNISIA
04. BLUE AND SENTIMENTAL
05. STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY
06. DJANGO
07. WILD MAN BLUES
08. ROSETTA
09. ROUND MIDNIGHT
10. DON'T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE
11. IN A MIST
12. HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES?
13. THIS CAN'T BE LOVE
14. LADY IS A TRAMP,THE



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Dernier exemplaire. Roger Sessions: "The Black Maskers" / Colin McPhee: "Tabuh-Tabuhan" - The Eastman-Rochester Orchestra conducted by Howard Hanson. Although not well known in Europe, Roger Sessions is cited as being one of his native America’s truly great composers. He has often been described as the 'American Brahms' due to the musical independence of his compositions in which traditional musical forms play an important role. One astounding fact is that Sessions does not sound in the least 'American', for neither jazz elements nor folk melodies are to be found in his music. Sessions’ highly individual style made itself heard and lent character to his complete incidental music for Leonid Andreyev’s drama "The Black Maskers" as early as 1923. The four symphonically conceived movements are filled with a sharply jagged rhythm, a well-developed feeling for a contrapuntally ramified skeletal framework, and a masterly use of all the possibilities offered by a large orchestra. Colin McPhee’s "Tabuh Tabuhan" is rich in exotic harmonies. Subtitled a Toccata for Orchestra, the work is based on Balinese melodies which the composer brings to life on western instruments. In addition to two pianos, which are used both rhythmically as well as melodically, an instrumental nucleus consisting of marimba, xylophone and glockenspiel provides a folkloristic undertow. By this means, McPhee achieves an explosive mixture of percussive South Sea magic and occidental polyphony which is rarely to be encountered elsewhere. It is superfluous to say that this recording is like a rare and precious pearl in the repertoire. Recording: January and May 1956 at Eastman Theatre, Rochester, New York, by C.R. Fine Production: David Hall. Roger Sessions The Black Maskers Suite from the Incidental Music for Andreyev's Drama Colin McPhee Tabuh-Tabuhan Toccata for Orchestra

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