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Jazz In Paris, Vol. 32: Paris Jazz Piano


Download links and information about Jazz In Paris, Vol. 32: Paris Jazz Piano by Michel Legrand. This album was released in 1959 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Rock, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 31:06 minutes.

Artist: Michel Legrand
Release date: 1959
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Rock, Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 10
Duration: 31:06
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No. Title Length
1. Sous les ponts de Paris 2:55
2. Paris In the Spring 3:32
3. April In Paris 5:14
4. Sous le ciel de Paris 1:51
5. Paris canaille 2:04
6. Paris, je t'aime... d'amour 4:24
7. I Love Paris 2:52
8. The Last Time I Saw Paris 2:25
9. Moulin Rouge 2:41
10. La vie en rose 3:08



Near the beginning of his career, Michel Legrand was primarily known as a jazz pianist, so it shouldn't be surprising to learn that none of his compositions are present on these 1959 studio sessions, which originally were issued by Phillips. With bassist Guy Pederson and drummer Gus Wallez, Legrand covers songs by French composers of the day along with the ever-popular "Moulin Rouge" and a somewhat upbeat arrangement of the Edith Piaf's usually maudlin "La Vie en Rose," as well as standards from the Great American Songbook by Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Vernon Duke, and Mack Gordon. Most of the songs have a Parisian theme to them, Legrand's piano style is hard to define, as he shows a variety of influences without letting any of them overwhelm his sound. Michel Legrand's eventual fame as a composer would grow tremendously during the decades that followed the making of this recording, but this CD reissue from the Jazz in Paris series is well worth purchasing to get a taste of his early career.