Wikipedia : This day (February 24, 1932), in Bécon-les-Bruyères, France, is born Michel Legrand, a French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and pianist.
Official Site : “I love playing, conducting, singing and writing, and in all styles. So I turn my hand to everything – not just a bit of everything. Quite the opposite. I do all these activities at once, seriously, sincerely and with deep commitment.
@allmusic : Michel Legrand has made his fame and fortune from writing for films, but he has done significant work in jazz on an occasional basis.
@last.fm : In 1958 he used three different all-star groups for the classic Legrand Jazz (with such sidemen as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Phil Woods, Herbie Mann, Bill Evans, Ben Webster, Art Farmer and others), in 1968 he recorded a strictly jazz set with a trio and Legrand has written for albums led by Stan Getz (1971) , Sarah Vaughan (1972), and on several occasions, Phil Woods.
@Discogs : Franco-Armenian musical composer, arranger, conductor, and pianist, born February 24, 1932, in Bécon-les-Bruyères, son of Raymond Legrand.
Video : w/ Sarah Vaughan – Sweet Gingerbread Man (1972) . w/ Meow Meow – Sans Toi (2011) . w/ Natalie Dessay – The Summer Knows (2012) . w/ Oscar Peterson – Watch What Happens . w/ Tamara Gverdtsiteli – Les Parapluies de Cherbourg . w/ Barbra Streisand – What are you doing the rest of your life (1984) . w/ Elis Regina – Medley TV Alemã (1972) . w/ Nana Mouskouri – Quand On S’Aime (1965) .