Le Grand Tour: The Music Of Michel Legrand
Part of my “Easy-Listening Trilogy,” looking at great movie songwriters of the ‘60s through the ‘80s, “Le Grand Tour” gets continental with the music of the legendary French composer Michel Legrand, who wrote the classic film musicals Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Young Girls Of Rochefort, Yentl and scores for hundreds of films. I Will Wait For You, Windmills Of Your Mind and What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? are just three of his classic tunes, with lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Norman Gimbel, Johnny Mercer and others. The songs are brilliantly arranged by musical director Tex Arnold on piano and the wonderful Jon Burr plays bass in this clip. Marilyn Lester wrote in Cabaret Scenes in 2017 "Macauley focuses on the lyrics, with incisive interpretation of the material as well as an understanding of technique."