Due to turn 80 next year, Michel Legrand’s haunting music is still hugely popular. Last June, he performed to a sold out crowd at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club to great critical acclaim, and his musical legacy is perpetuated in his niece, Victoria Legrand’s band, Beach House.
“Ever since I was a boy, my ambition has been to live completely surrounded by music. My dream is not to miss out anything. That’s why I’ve never settled on one musical discipline. I love playing, conducting, singing and writing, and in all styles. So I turn my hand to everything-not just a bit of everything. Quit the opposite, I do all these activities at once, seriously, sincerely and with deep commitment.”
– Michel Legrand
On the 5th September, Silva Screen Records are releasing The Music Of Michel Legrand. Recorded in Moscow 2010, this compilation includes some of Legrand’s greatest hits such as; The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, Summer Of ‘42, Wuthering Heights, The Thomas Crown Affair and Yentl.