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Michel Legrand Legrand Jazz LP 180 Gram Vinyl Impex Records Numbered Limited Edition RTI 2017 USA

Michel Legrand Legrand Jazz LP 180 Gram Vinyl Impex Records Numbered Limited Edition RTI 2017 USA Maximize
Artist: Michel Legrand
Title: Legrand Jazz
Catalog Number: IMP6028
Label: Columbia
Reissued by: Impex Records
Original release year: 1958
Reissue year: 2017
Number of discs: 1
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Limited Edition: Yes
Numbered Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 508gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: December 14, 2017
Note: Not eligible for any further discounts
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In 1958, a young successful French composer-arranger with a major infatuation on American jazz, worked his way to New York and convinced the very best players of the time to record an album of largely jazz standards. Michel Legrand would go on to win numerous prizes and accolades (3 Oscars, 5 Grammies, 2 Palmes D'or, etc.), but little of what followed matched the sheer brilliance of Legrand Jazz. 

 

 

Rated 10/11 Music and 11/11 Sound by Michael Fremer (Analog Planet)

  • Limited Edition (3000 units)
  • Numbered Edition
  • Analog mix-down from 1958 tapes by Mark Wilder
  • 100% Analog All-tube Mastering
  • Cut by Chris Bellman and Bob Donnelly at Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • 180 Gram Vinyl Pressed at RTI, USA supervised by Rick Hashimoto
  • Deluxe Gatefold Cover inside a resealable plastic sleeve

 

 

Remastered from the Original Analog Stereo Masters for the First Time. Hear this album as it was meant to be heard, Absolutely Stunning. Numbered Limited Edition 100% Analog 180g Vinyl LP, Limited To Only 3000 Numbered Copies. The greatest assembly of musical talent ever on one album, Features Performances by John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Ben Webster & 27 More Jazz Greats!

 

Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Ben Webster, Phil Woods and practically every other session man in town signed up for sessions with Legrand to record his idiosyncratic arrangements of standards ("Django", "Don’t Get Around Much Anymore", "Night in Tunisia", etc.). Instead of regurgitating then current bop styles, he reinvented the very nature of orchestral jazz band repertoire to make a unique and forward-looking statement on the genre. The sound of Impex's all-analog LP preserves the wide soundstage of late 50’s Columbia recordings while creating intimate spaces between players on the stage for maximum definition. This rare, highly-praised recording has never sounded as good as it does now. Go big with Legrand Jazz.


Legrand Jazz was greeted by an enthusiastic review in the magazine Down Beat. Dom Cerulli awarded it five stars out of a possible five. The meticulously recreated outer jacket is packaged in a gatefold with an original photo montage inside honoring Michel Legrand's masterpiece of reinvention and sublime fan-boy enthusiasm. This release will be individually numbered and strictly limited to 3,000 total units. We don't need to tell you to commande vôtre tôt!

 

"The result is superior in every way to an original, and the stereo is so good that the oft-stated preference for mono jazz titles fades away. Is this the best sounding jazz orchestral recording of all times? I know of none that is better recorded. From the magic of Ben Webster's mellifluous sounding horn on 'Blue and Sentimental' to the four trumpets blasting out 'Stompin' At The Savoy', played loud and without distortion, this is pure audio musical catnip. Absolutely gorgeous." - HiFi+, November 2017, 10/10 Recording, 10/10 Music


"The new Impex vinyl reissue, which used an all-analog chain, offers a wide, full soundstage. Detailed and warm, the LP has an in-the-room presence with lots of air. If texture and timbre appeal to you, this is a must-hear audiophile reissue." - Jeff Wilson, The Absolute Sound, December 2017


"It is about time Legrand Jazz, this historic jazz LP—or shall I say "hard bop"—was reissued properly. The Impex LP is the 36th LP version of Legrand Jazz in the world, and the best, I think, by a country mile. Made from the Columbia session tapes and cut on the all-tube Bernie Grundman mastering and cutting system, it got RTI's best treatment, supervised by Rick Hashimoto. Impex's brilliant Bob Donnelly oversaw production, and Chris Bellman did the cutting. The album art is fresh and first class all the way, with a gate fold jacket, too. This is the kind of "high cotton treatment" for which Impex Records is famous in all of their releases..."


"The performances are all amazing and luscious. Dynamics are powerful and precise. The bass is open and deeper than deep. Sound stage width is wall to wall, and depth is excellent and clear. The personnel play like there’s no tomorrow, with lots of heart and energy. Imaging is absolutely, positively perfect. Every instrument and ensemble is mic'ed to perfection. The tonality and layering is fresh and tape-like. The session tapes were well cared for and fresh for the remaking. Legrand Jazz is 180 grams of musical tour de force. I kept saying WOW! over and over again with each superb solo. Who knew this album, the recording, and the engineering was this phenomenal? I did not..."


"With superb performances, exquisite surfaces, perfect LP cutting and pressing, and Impex Records’ extremely high production standards, Legrand Jazz is in my current estimation the ultimate reissue ever. Legrand Jazz is a true reference LP and worth including in any top-notch record library for the jazz aficionado or devoted audiophile. Well done Impex! Legrand Jazz receives my highest recommendation." - Robert H. Levi, Positive Feedback, August 2017 Read the entire review here


"This IMPEX reissue is sourced from an "analog mix-down transfer of the original 1958 work tape by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios" and cut by Chris Bellman and Bob Donnelly at Bernie Grundman Mastering on Grundman's all-tube mastering system. I have a clean, original 6-Eye pressing that this superbly pressed reissue betters in every way. This will make both your stereo and your heart sing. Some of the greatest jazz musicians of that or any era wailing and clearly having a Legrand time. Limited to 3000 [numbered] copies. Don't miss it!" - Michael Fremer, Analog Planet, September 2017, Rated 10/11 Music, 11/11 Sound

 

 

Musicians:


Michel Legrand, conductor, arranger (All songs)


For "The Jitterbug Waltz," "Django," "Wild Man Blues" & "'Round Midnight" Recorded June 25, 1958 (New York City)
Herbie Mann, flute
Betty Glamann, harp
Barry Calbraith, guitar
Miles Davis, trumpet
John Coltrane, tenor sax
Phil Woods, alto sax
Jerome Richardson, baritone sax, bass clarinet
Eddie Costa, vibes
Bill Evans, piano
Paul Chambers, bass
Kenny Dennis, drums


For "Nuages," "Blue And Sentimental," "Rosetta" & "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" Recorded June 27, 1958 (New York City)
Ben Webster, tenor sax
Herbie Mann, flute
Frank Rehak, trombone
Billy Byers, trombone
Jimmy Cleveland, trombone
Eddie Bert, trombone
Major Holly, bass, tuba
Don Lamond, drums
Hank Jones, piano
George Duvivier, bass


For "Night In Tunisia," "Stompin' At The Savoy" & "In A Mist" Recorded June 30, 1958 (New York City)
Ernie Royal, trumpet
Art Farmer, trumpet
Donald Byrd, trumpet
Joe Wilder, trumpet
Frank Rehak, trombone
Jimmy Cleveland, trombone
Gene Quill, alto sax
Phil Woods, alto sax
Seldon Powell, tenor sax
Teo Macero, baritone sax
James Buffington, French horn
Don Elliot, vibes
Milt Hinton, bass
Osie Johnson, drums
Nat Pierce, piano

 

Track Listing:


Side A
1. The Jitterbug Waltz (Fats Waller)
2. Nuages (Django Reinhardt)
3. Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie)
4. Blue And Sentimental (Count Basie)
5. Stompin' At The Savoy (Benny Goodman)
6. Django (John Lewis)


Side B
1. Wild Man Blues (Jelly Roll Morton)
2. Rosetta (Earl Hines)
3. 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk)
4. Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Duke Ellington)
5. In A Mist (Bix Beiderbecke)

 

 

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