Audiophile Quality Hybrid SACD! Remastered by Chris Bellman & Bob Donnelly at Bernie Grundman Mastering from the Original Analog Stereo Masters for the First Time! Hear this album as it was meant to be heard! Absolutely Stunning!
The greatest assembly of musical talent ever on one album! Features Performances by John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Ben Webster & 27 More Jazz Greats!
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 Super Audio CD 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.
Features: • Super Audio CD • SACD Stereo SACD Layer • This Hybrid SACD contains an HDCD encoded Stereo CD layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players! • Analog mix-down transfer of the original 1958 work tapes by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios, New York, NY • Mastered By Chris Bellman & Bob Donnelly at Bernie Grundman Mastering! • DSD authoring by Gus Skinas at Super Audio Center • Deluxe 24-page full-color textured/matte-finish booklet
Musicians: Michel Legrand, conductor, arranger (All songs)
For "The Jitterbug Waltz," "Django," "Wild Man Blues" & "'Round Midnight" Recorded June 25, 1958 Paul Chambers, bass John Coltrane, tenor sax Eddie Costa, vibes Miles Davis, trumpet Kenny Dennis, drums Bill Evans, piano Barry Galbraith, guitar Betty Glamann, harp Herbie Mann, flute Jerome Richardson, baritone sax, bass clarinet Phil Woods, alto sax
For "Nuages," "Blue And Sentimental," "Rosetta" & "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" Recorded June 27, 1958 Eddie Bert, trombone Billy Byers, trombone Jimmy Cleveland, trombone George Duvivier, bass Major Holly, bass, tuba Hank Jones, piano Don Lamond, drums Herbie Mann, flute Frank Rehak, trombone Ben Webster, tenor sax
For "Night In Tunisia," "Stompin' At The Savoy" & "In A Mist" Recorded June 30, 1958 James Buffington, French horns Donald Byrd, trumpet Jimmy Cleveland, trombone Don Elliot, vibes Art Farmer, trumpet Milt Hinton, bass Osie Johnson, drums Teo Macero, baritone sax Nat Pierce, piano Seldon Powell, tenor sax Gene Quill, alto sax Frank Rehak, trombone Ernie Royal, trumpet Joe Wilder, trumpet Phil Woods, alto sax
Selections: 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) 7. Wild Man Blues (Jelly Roll Morton) 8. Rosetta (Earl Hines) 9. 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) 10. Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Duke Ellington) 11. In A Mist (Bix Beiderbecke)