The Warm Shade of Memory

The Warm Shade of Memory

by Michel Legrand TrioMichel Legrand Trio

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Overview

Most significant as a composer for films, Michel Legrand has long been an underrated jazz pianist. This CD features Legrand playing a variety of his melodies in a trio with bassist Marc Michel le Bevillon and drummer Umberto Pagnini. Toots Thielemans adds his welcome harmonica to two pieces ("The Summer Knows" and "I Will Wait for You") which helps to compensate for Legrand's heartfelt (but somewhat painful) vocals; fortunately the latter are brief. The trio has good workouts on "Watch What Happens" and some lesser-known material and Legrand also performs medleys from "Donkey Skin" and "The Young Girls of Rochefort" (which includes a dozen melodies including his famous "You Must Believe in Spring"). A worthwhile release.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/23/1996
Label: Evidence
UPC: 0730182215328
catalogNumber: 22153
Rank: 87505

Tracks

  1. Watch What Happens
  2. Une Été '42 (The Summer Knows)
  3. Love Theme from "Lady Sings the Blues"
  4. Elle A...Elle a Pas...
  5. Les Demoiselles de Rochefort Medley: Chanson des Jumelles (The Twin')
  6. Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (I Will Wait for You)
  7. Les Enfants Qui Pleurent (Martina)
  8. Peau d'Ane Medley: Amour...Amour/Rêves Secrets d'Un Prince et d'Une P
  9. Je Vivrai Sans Toi (I Will Say Goodbye)
  10. The Warm Shade of Memory

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