2014-10-22


michel legrand
- violent violins (1968)
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while we're on the topic of inflight entertainment, this album was such a great find and an exquisite record, which i was first alerted to through the two tracks included on that first karminski comp. it is rather insane, but with such an effortless sense of style that in my mind makes it one of the great lounge classics. michel legrand had a brilliant career, but i cannot help but wish he'd made more such daring excursions into pop.
i was going to post this right at the start but was concerned about the sound quality - i ran it through some cleanup and hope it brings some joy. bon voyage...
ps: also released under titles "archi-chords" (france) and "plays for dancers" (usa) - tx guys.
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01 - di-gue-ding-ding
02 - noix de coco
03 - orange blossom special
04 - come ray and come charles
05 - hi-girls
06 - manhattan stroll
07 - alcatraz
08 - da-we-da
09 - monkey business
10 - come ride with me
11 - motor-city
12 - bandol
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12 comments:

litlgrey said...

This LP appeared in France, with the same track list I think, as "Archi-Cordes."

Roman said...

And I know this record as "Michel Legrand Plays for Dancers". This is one of the greatest French-Sixties-records of all time! Great post! :o)

detour said...

i knew about archi-cordes but not plays for dancers. i agree totally roman! it's brilliant. so dramatic and totally unique in it's time. i mean, where did this guy get his references for this sound. it's crazy ;)

Lil-Laa said...

Di-Gui-Ding-Ding (or whatever) was my favourate track from the 1st in flight comp - thanks for the rest of this LP !

Stuzoid said...

I've got a thing for "fast fiddles". I still think the 2 cuts that appeared on Inflight Entertainment were the best from this LP though.

tanmoy said...

thanks from the bottom of my soul

Tanmoy

dAb said...

Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Danger Mouse said...

This looks terrific.

Thank you!

detour said...

Are you Dangermouse Danger Mouse? The musician? 😊 just asking in case i should be gushing praise ☺

detour said...

Are you Dangermouse Danger Mouse? The musician? 😊 just asking in case i should be gushing praise ☺

detour said...

Link updated.