Frankie Laine, Michel Legrand – Reunion In Rhythm (1959/2009) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Frankie Laine, Michel Legrand - Reunion In Rhythm (1959/2009) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] Download

Frankie Laine, Michel Legrand – Reunion In Rhythm (1959/2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:20:57 minutes | 1,31 GBGenre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

Foreign Affair is a 1958 album by Frankie Laine with the orchestra of Michel Legrand. High Fidelity commented that “Frankie Laine throbs his breathy way through an international potpourri in five languages — all marked with a heavy American accent.” The album was followed by a second collaboration with Legrand the next year, Reunion in Rhythm.
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Michel Legrand – Legrand Jazz (1958/2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Michel Legrand – Legrand Jazz (1958/2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 45:38 minutes | 1,82 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Universal Music Division Decca Records France

Decca Records France presents this wonderful high-resolution digital transfer of Michel Legrand’s 1958 album, Legrand Jazz. French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and jazz pianist Michel Legrand was a prolific composer, having written over 200 film and television scores, in addition to many songs. His scores for two of the films of French New Wave director Jacques Demy, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967), earned Legrand his first Academy Award nominations. Legrand won his first Oscar for the song “The Windmills of Your Mind” from The Thomas Crown Affair (1968).

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Michel Legrand – Châteaux en Espagne (1957/2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Michel Legrand – Châteaux en Espagne (1957/2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 44:59 minutes | 1,70 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Universal Music Division Decca Records France

Decca Records France presents this wonderful high-resolution digital transfer of Michel Legrand’s 1957 album, Châteaux en Espagne. French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and jazz pianist Michel Legrand was a prolific composer, having written over 200 film and television scores, in addition to many songs. His scores for two of the films of French New Wave director Jacques Demy, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967), earned Legrand his first Academy Award nominations. Legrand won his first Oscar for the song “The Windmills of Your Mind” from The Thomas Crown Affair (1968).

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Michel Legrand – Bravissimo (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Michel Legrand – Bravissimo (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 37:59 minutes | 1,43 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Universal Music Division Decca Records France

One of the most acclaimed film composers of his generation, Michel Legrand was also a sophisticated jazz pianist and songwriter whose lyrical sound evoked the romance, style, and cool élan of Paris. A classical piano prodigy, Legrand emerged in the 1950s with a series of successful mood albums that led to his landmark 1958 recording Legrand Jazz with Miles Davis, Ben Webster, Bill Evans, and others. He quickly moved into film composing, his swinging arrangements helping to define the sound of the French New Wave on films like Jean-Luc Godard’s My Life to Live and Agnes Varda’s Cleo from 5 to 7. He also enjoyed a long creative partnership with director Jacques Demy that started with his innovative musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Embraced by Hollywood, Legrand collaborated regularly with songwriters Marilyn & Alan Bergman, winning Academy Awards for their work on such iconic films as 1968’s The Thomas Crown Affair and 1983’s Yentl. Along with his storied soundtracks, Legrand continued to record his own albums, like his 1968 trio album At Shelly’s Manne-Hole, as well as larger productions with artists like Sarah Vaughan, Stan Getz, Stephane Grappelli, and Natalie Dessay, among others. In 2017, he returned to his classical roots with Michel Legrand: Concerto pour piano; Concerto pour violoncelle, and in 2018 he scored director Peter Bogdanovich’s completed version of Orson Welles’ film The Other Side of the Wind. It was his last major work; he died in early 2019 after being hospitalized with a pulmonary infection.

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Michel Legrand – Rendez-vous à Paris (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Michel Legrand – Rendez-vous à Paris (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 36:32 minutes | 1,40 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Universal Music Division Decca Records France

Fils de compositeur, le petit Michel est presque né avec les touches de piano collées à ses doigts. Arrangeur pour les bonnes œuvres de son paternel, Michel Legrand connaîtra son envolée dans les années 60 et 70 en composant les musiques des films des cinéastes de la Nouvelle Vague, dont les figures emblématiques que sont Jean-Luc Godard et Agnès Varda.

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Michel Legrand – Cole Porter (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Michel Legrand – Cole Porter (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:09:45 minutes | 2,66 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Universal Music Division Decca Records France

Decca Records France presents this wonderful high-resolution digital transfer of Michel Legrand’s tribute album, Cole Porter. French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and jazz pianist Michel Legrand was a prolific composer, having written over 200 film and television scores, in addition to many songs. His scores for two of the films of French New Wave director Jacques Demy, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967), earned Legrand his first Academy Award nominations. Legrand won his first Oscar for the song “The Windmills of Your Mind” from The Thomas Crown Affair (1968).

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Michel Legrand – Bonjour Paris (1956/2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Michel Legrand – Bonjour Paris (1956/2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 39:25 minutes | 1,50 GB | Genre: Classical, Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Universal Music Division Decca Records France

Recorded in 1956 Bonjour Paris is Michel Legrand’s first musical homage to the French capital. It’s an exciting and precocious work, free of clichés. A breath of fresh air. One senses the urgent young musician eager to master every musical discipline; concerts, records, radio, playing piano, conducting, singing, composing, classical, playing jazz. For all of the versatility and eclecticism Legrand has displayed over a long career, his name is synonymous with cinema. He was to the French New Wave, what Joan Miró was to the surrealists. His music anchored their films. They need his art. Retaining the Parisian theme, this edition is completed by selections from Michel Legrand’s Rendez-vous A Paris, which revisits the musical landscapes of the city but now with a spruce 1960’s perspective.

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Michel Legrand – Michel Legrand chante les moulins de mon coeur (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Michel Legrand – Michel Legrand chante les moulins de mon coeur (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 33:21 minutes | 1,23 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Universal Music Division Decca Records France

In 1968, Michel Legrand was already a renowned composer. Four years earlier, his composition for the “Umbrellas of Cherbourg” brought him fame, while the film left Cannes with a Golden Palm and even an Oscar nomination. This success therefore made him settle in Los Angeles where he rubs shoulders with Quincy Jones or Henry Mancini (“The pink Panther”, “Diamonds on Sofa”). But not everything is going according to plan and the requests are not crumbling as expected. It would be necessary to wait until 1968 and Norman Jewison’s new project, “The Thomas Crown Affair”. Celebrated a year ago for “In the heat of the Night”, the American director has in his hands a golden script and above all, the two most glamorous and bankable stars of the time: Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway.

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Michel Legrand – Broadway Is My Beat (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Michel Legrand – Broadway Is My Beat (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 33:44 minutes | 1,30 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Universal Music Division Decca Records France

Michel Jean Legrand (* 24. Februar 1932 in Paris; † 26. Januar 2019 in Neuilly-sur-Seine) war ein französischer mehrfach mit dem Oscar und Grammy ausgezeichneter Komponist für Filmmusik, Pianist, Sänger und Arrangeur.

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Michel Legrand – Legrand "Live" Jazz (1958/2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Michel Legrand – Legrand “Live” Jazz (1958/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 58:31 minutes | 588 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Gryphon Records

Michel Legran feat. Miles Davis, Bill Evans, John Coltrane, Ben Webster, Hank Jones, Donald Byrd, Paul Chambers, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Herbie Mann, Jimmy Cleveland.

Michel Legrand is a three times Academy Award-winning French composer, conductor and pianist who composed over 200 film and television scores as well as recorded over a hundred albums of jazz, popular and classical music. Legrand collaborated with legendary Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Stephane Grappelli, Phil Woods, Ray Charles, Claude Nougaro, Perry Como, Neil Diamond, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Jessye Norman, Diana Ross, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Sarah Vaughan, Shirley Bassey, Nana Mouskouri etc.

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Michel Legrand – Peau d’ane – Feerie Musicale (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Michel Legrand – Peau d’âne – Feerie Musicale (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:04:10 minutes | 719 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Sony Classical

La musique originale du film cultissime « Peau d’Âne », écrite par Michel Legrand sur des paroles de Jacques Demy, se voit donner un nouveau souffle grâce au travail éblouissant de l’Orchestre du Théâtre Marigny, dirigé par Michel Legrand lui-même ! L’étoile montante de la comédie musicale Marie Opert (Peau d’Âne) et la révélation Mathieu Spinosi (le Prince) posent également leur voix sur cet événement discographique, puisque la musique de « Peau d’Âne » n’était jusque-là plus disponible en CD !

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Michel Legrand & Natalie Dessay – Entre elle et lui (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Michel Legrand & Natalie Dessay – Entre elle et lui (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:05:23 minutes | 714 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © Warner Classics International

After her triumphs in the world’s great opera houses, Natalie Dessay crosses over. A tribute to the legendary Michel Legrand who has scored some of the most famous musical soundtracks.

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Natalie Dessay & Michel Legrand – Between Yesterday and Tomorrow (The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary Woman) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Natalie Dessay & Michel Legrand – Between Yesterday and Tomorrow (The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary Woman) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 59:22 minutes | 600 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © Sony Classical

A truly unique album from the stunning Natalie Dessay alongside Michel Legrand and the London Studio Orchestra. Composed by multi award winning artist Michel Legrand and written by American poets Alan & Marilyn Bergman. Originally composed and written in the 70’s the project was never completed.

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Michel Legrand – Concerto pour piano, Concerto pour violoncelle (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Michel Legrand – Concerto pour piano, Concerto pour violoncelle (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz  | Time – 01:03:39 minutes | 641 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © Sony Classical

Michel Legrand, worldwide known not only as a pianist and singer but firstly for his musicals, soundtracks and songs, presents his first recording entirely devoted to classical music.

It is a testimony to hear a composer play his own work, as on this recording Michel Legrand performs his own Piano Concerto, with one of the leading French Orchestras and its new musical director – Mikko Franck.

Also featuring on this album is one of the most talented cellist of his generation, Henri Demarquette, playing a new Concerto, written for him and recorded in presence of the composer.

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Michel Legrand – Twenty Songs Of The Century (1974) [Reissue 2016] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Michel Legrand – Twenty Songs Of The Century (1974) [Reissue 2016]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 71:34 minutes | Scans included | 3,05 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,39 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Label: Vocalion # 4591 | Genre: Jazz, Easy Listening

Michel Legrand is a French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and jazz pianist. He is best known for his often haunting, jazz-tinged film music. This is an unusual album for Michel Legrand – a suite of tracks based around 20th Century standards – starting with older evergreens, and moving into some very hip tunes from the 60s! The orchestrations are amazing – with tones, colors, and rhythmic approaches that surpass conventional expectations for many of the tunes – and which are handled in a mixture of lushness and loneliness that recalls Legrand’s strongest soundtrack work of the time.

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