What more befitting music and album for this particular Sunday, Legrand’s first and a masterpiece.
Sad though it is in homage of the horrific tragedy that took place in France this week.
Today we all walk, mourn and rally with Parisians, anything but silenced.
God Speed to the families of all the victims in both locations and all of France.
Born in Rome, Italy this pianist, composer and arranger has accompanied and played among the best in Jazz.
Chet Baker, Charlie Haden, Frank Rosolino, Billy Higgins, Art Farmer just to name a few.
He has written scores for movies, is a professor and an author. The album “Ballads” from which this song is from is the 6th album in-which he collaborated with bassist Mark Johnson and drummer Joey Baron in 2006. The first with them in 1984 and since has released two more.
Starting in the 70s in Europe he quickly set both the classical & jazz scene there on fire before hooking up with American musicians.
In all Enrico Pieranunzi has written more than 300 compositions and recorded more than 70 albums/CDs. From solo’s, duets to quintets. Chet Baker’s “Night Wind”, Phil Wood’s “Hindsight” just a few from a notable list that became international standards.
A lyrical approach so fine it has made him a very much recognizable figure of contemporary jazz.
There is no other singer I know of that absolutely captures Frank Sinatra’s fabulous phrasing other than the very talented Harry Connick, Jr..
This man is a blessing that has thankfully continued the tradition of fine tuned vocalization.
If you have never seen the movie The Glen Miller Story with James Stewart & June Allyson try to catch it on TCM or rent it, you won’t be sorry. I’ve seen it numerous times and God knows my Mom has seen it even more. In my opinion this particular song seems to epitomize my parents whole entire generation as their theme song.
Pete Candoli really gets going on this.
Just some of the Musicians in the Orchestra on this 1987 TV Special.
Pete Candoli, Bill Watrous, Vincent De Rosa, Ronny Lang, Ray Pizzi, Abe Most…….
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