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Michel Legrand


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Paris, France

Michel Jean Legrand, born February 24, 1932 in Paris, France made his fame and fortune from writing for films, but he has done significant work in on an occasional basis. In 1957, he arranged a set of and standards for a French orchestra (recorded on Philips), in 1958 he used three different all-star groups for the classic Legrand Jazz (with such sidemen as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Phil Woods, Herbie Mann, Bill Evans, Ben Webster, Art Farmer and others), in 1968 he recorded a strictly jazz set with a trio and Legrand has written for albums led by Stan Getz (1971) , Sarah Vaughan (1972), and on several occasions, Phil Woods. Several of his songs (such as “What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life”, “Watch What Happens” and “The Summer Knows”) have been recorded many times by jazz musicians.


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  • kozhwen

    Чертовски хорош. Но, все же, петь он не умеет.

    20 Mar 8:57am Reply
  • i_Walk

    Magnifique. Ah oui, pendant qu'on y est, si quelqu'un parvient à faire la corrélation entre M.Legrand et le rock/Johnny, qu'il me fasse signe, je lui en serait reconnaissant !!!

    7 Sep 2014 Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    he is good

    24 Mar 2014 Reply
  • silk-stocking

    La Piscine ♥

    22 Aug 2013 Reply
  • m-saIami

    Il n'y a pas que Johnny dans le rock français.

    13 Feb 2013 Reply
  • adriano_queer

    Vivre Sa Vie ♥

    11 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Rainman45

    Vivre Sa Vie ♥

    30 Dec 2012 Reply
  • dianatheart

    does anyone know name of music from madison dance scene from bande à part?

    9 Dec 2012 Reply
  • JeffersonBV

    Thanks to his niece, I've found out about him. Wonderful!

    2 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Nehalenia

    Found because of the movie "L' amour dure trois ans" :)

    22 Jul 2012 Reply
  • dprssvmnds

    rock français??? retardé..Perso, j'ai 39 ans et je préfère écouter en boucle l'album de "il était une fois l'espace" qu'un single de johnny 1 seule fois...

    29 May 2012 Reply
  • InessaKnopochka

    Les parapluies de Cherbourg ♥

    1 Apr 2012 Reply
  • mehdi483


    31 Mar 2012 Reply
  • jonnoh01

    One of the loveliest pieces written for film. Perfect 'love story' theme. On any solo instrument. Check out Itzak Pearlman's take on this. Almost a completely new piece. Thank you Michel.

    24 Mar 2012 Reply
  • marcia-pacheco

    My favorite ever! *_____*

    21 Mar 2012 Reply
  • lytron2

    There are Legrand songs from the PC game Torins Passage for free download here: This is kind of legal, I think, as it is the homepage of Al Lowe, the creator of Torins Passage, of Leisure Suit Larry fame.

    18 Feb 2012 Reply
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    2 Jul 2011 Reply
  • matheus_rufca

    does someone have the song played in "madison dance scene" from bande à part?

    12 Jun 2011 Reply
  • BlackMagicM66

    Can I have your daughters hand in marriage?

    30 Mar 2011 Reply
  • xxNoGodxx

    Anyone have an idea where to find his score for F is for Fake? Fucking genius.

    6 Jan 2011 Reply
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