In Memoriam: Michel Legrand (1932-2019)

Michel Legrand (24 February 1932 Paris, France – 26 January 2019 Paris, France) was a French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and jazz pianist. Legrand was a prolific composer, he wrote over 200 film and television scores, in addition to many memorable songs. He is best known for his often haunting, jazz-tinged film music. His celebrated scores for the films of French New Wave director Jacques Demy, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967), earned Legrand his first Academy Award nominations. Legrand won his first Oscar for the song “The Windmills of Your Mind” from The Thomas Crown Affair (1968). (Wikipedia).

Bond fans remember his soundtrack of “Never Say Never Again” (1983), which was unofficial 007 film and Sean Connery‘s last onscreen performance as James Bond.

007 Travelers saw Mr. Legrand last time in 2013 when he had a concert in Helsinki, Finland.

We extend our deepest symphaties to him and his family.

Source and photo: Wikipedia

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