On the Next All This Jazz, Remembering Michel Legrand (1932-2019)

Feb 2, 2019

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 2nd, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

This time out, we'll remember the late, great Michel Legrand, the gifted and prolific jazz/pop/film pianist, arranger, and composer who died recently at age 86. “Over a career of more than 60 years,” as was noted in his New York Times obit, “Mr. Legrand collaborated onstage, onscreen, and in the studio with…[everyone] from Miles Davis to Perry Como, Stéphane Grappelli to Liza Minnelli. A three-time Academy Award winner and five-time Grammy winner -- he was nominated for a total of 13 Oscars and 17 Grammys -- Mr. Legrand made the love song his métier.”

Indeed, many those love songs have, by now, become Grade A jazz standards, and we’ll hear lots of them on our forthcoming program. Such as, to name a few, “Watch What Happens,” “The Summer Knows,” “The Windmills of Your Mind,” and “What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?” And elsewhere in our show, we’ll dig the music of Benny Goodman, Allison Miller, Jeb Patton, Frank Foster, Kris Davis, and more.

Every Saturday night, both online and over the air, ATJ delivers three hours of recent and classic jazz -- across a wide array of styles -- from 9 o'clock till midnight. From Dave Brubeck to Dave Douglas, Geri Allen to Gerry Mulligan, and Duke Jordan to Duke Pearson, All This Jazz is delighted by modern (and post-modern!) jazz in its many forms, and we love sharing the same with our listeners. Also, please note that ATJ playlist information can be found here, at the bottom of the page...and that we maintain a Facebook page for our show. Thank you.