Catalogue Code: 713022
Release Date: 1 Jan 2013
Whilst much of his later success came with classical music, Michel Legrand enjoyed a hugely successful career as a jazz musician and as a composer of film music. His classical background (he studied at the Paris Conservatoire) invariably served him well in other genres, and he was equally at home with a small group as he was with a big band. For Broadway Is My Beat, Michel tacked fourteen of the best known songs from fourteen of the best known Broadway shows, giving them a distinct jazz flavour . The album proved successful enough to prompt something of a follow-up album devoted entirely to the music of Richard Rodgers, again with a big band.
1. There's A Boat That's Leavin' Soon For New York
2. On The Street Where You Live
3. A Wonderful Guy
5. Make Believe
7. The Surrey With The Finge On The Top
9. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
10. If I Loved You
11. Oh What A Beautiful Mornin'
12. Old Devil Moon
13. With A Little Bit Of Luck
14. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes