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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Michell Legrand Brian's Song

The Deep Blue C
Michel Legrand
Brian's Song - Themes & Variations
Cover Art: John Zaccheo
Album Design: The Music Agency
Art Direction: Beverly Weinstein
Bell Records BELL 6071 (Canadian release)

Fine early 70s mood/easy set featuring Legrand's jazz influenced piano work.

From the back cover: Michel Jean Legrand is the son of the very well known arranger, conductor and pianist, Raymond Legrand. At the age of eleven, Michel – distinctly a child prodigy – entered the Paris Conservatory and emerged – nine years later – with top honors in composition and as a solo pianist. In the late 1950's, Legrand turned to composing for films, and has thus far composed, conducted and orchestrated the scores of more than fifty motion pictures. Now Michel Legrand is one of the most distinguished names in contemporary music. In 1965, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences accorded him the unique distinction of nominating him for three different awards for his score for the "Umbrellas of Cherbourg." and then followed through in 1968, 1969, and 1970 with nominations for the best song award. "The Windmills Of Your Mind," included in this album, won in 1969. Currently he is candidate for an Academy Award for the score of "Summer of '42," He is the consummate musician-composer-arranger and pianist.

Brian's Song
Theme From "The Go-Between"
The Deep Blue C
What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
Picasso Summer
Summer Of '42
Withering Heights
Pieces Of Dreams
The Windmills Of Your Mind
I Will Say Goodbye

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