Moulin Rouge (Instrumental)
Label: Universal Music Division Decca Records France
Though known today mainly as a film composer, Michel Legrand is one of France's greatest jazz disciples. On this 1959 set, the pianist and his trio spotlight French and American standards that deal with life in Paris. Sometimes Legrand plays in the Erroll Garner swing tempo, but this is a solid mainstream bop release -- one of his best jazz dates.