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I Was Born In Love With You - Jessye Norman Sings Legrand


Release Date: 02/08/2000 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 456654   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Michel Legrand
Performer:  Grady TateRon CarterMichel LegrandJessye Norman
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Selections recorded at the Recital Hall, Purchase, NY and at the American
Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC.
Five-time Grammy and three-time Academy Award winner Michel Legrand is one of the greatest songwriters active today. His "Windmills of Your Mind" and "You Must Believe In Spring," among others, are classics of the popular song repertoire. Soprano Jessye Norman is one of the most beloved singers in all of music. She has dazzled audiences throughout the world with her mastery of the operatic and song literature. This recording offers a rare opportunity for two superstar performers from different musical worlds to collaborate in a program.
Norman's dark, rich soprano is ideal in fifteen Legrand classics sung in both French and
Read more English. Her shading and flawless breath control makes each song a mini-masterpiece. Legrand's delicate piano playing provides lyrical, blues-inflected accompaniment and he is supported by a veteran rhythm section of Ron Carter on bass and Grady Tate on drums.
REVIEWS:
Opera News (4/00, p.88) - "Crossover is not for everyone, but Jessye Norman's affinity for things French does transfer convincingly into the jazzy idiom of [Legrand]. [She sings] just enough 'off' her voice to get a little smokiness...always retaining her...beautiful center of tone..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Summer of '42: The Summer Knows by Michel Legrand
Performer:  Grady Tate (Drums), Ron Carter (Double Bass), Michel Legrand (Piano),
Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; France 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Michel Legrand 
2.
Dans ses yeux by Michel Legrand
Performer:  Grady Tate (Drums), Jessye Norman (Soprano), Ron Carter (Double Bass),
Michel Legrand (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Michel Legrand 
3.
Je vivrai sans toi by Michel Legrand
Performer:  Ron Carter (Double Bass), Jessye Norman (Soprano), Michel Legrand (Piano),
Grady Tate (Drums)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Michel Legrand 
4.
What are you doing the rest of your life? by Michel Legrand
Performer:  Michel Legrand (Piano), Ron Carter (Double Bass), Jessye Norman (Soprano),
Grady Tate (Drums)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Michel Legrand 
5.
I was born in love with you by Michel Legrand
Performer:  Grady Tate (Drums), Jessye Norman (Soprano), Michel Legrand (Piano),
Ron Carter (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Michel Legrand 
6.
Dis-moi by Michel Legrand
Performer:  Grady Tate (Drums), Ron Carter (Double Bass), Michel Legrand (Piano),
Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Michel Legrand 
7.
Les enfants qui pleurent by Michel Legrand
Performer:  Michel Legrand (Piano), Grady Tate (Drums), Ron Carter (Double Bass),
Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Michel Legrand 
8.
The Moon and I by Michel Legrand
Performer:  Ron Carter (Double Bass), Grady Tate (Drums), Michel Legrand (Piano),
Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Michel Legrand 
9.
You Must Believe in Spring by Michel Legrand
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano), Ron Carter (Double Bass), Grady Tate (Drums),
Michel Legrand (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Michel Legrand 
10.
La valse des lilas by Michel Legrand
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano), Ron Carter (Double Bass), Michel Legrand (Piano),
Grady Tate (Drums)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Michel Legrand 
11.
Afterthoughts by Michel Legrand
Performer:  Ron Carter (Double Bass), Grady Tate (Drums), Michel Legrand (Piano),
Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Michel Legrand 
12.
Between Yesterday and Tomorrow by Michel Legrand
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano), Michel Legrand (Piano), Ron Carter (Double Bass),
Grady Tate (Drums)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Michel Legrand 
13.
Ce lui-la by Michel Legrand
Performer:  Grady Tate (Drums), Jessye Norman (Soprano), Ron Carter (Double Bass),
Michel Legrand (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Michel Legrand 
14.
Les parapluies de Cherbourg: Je t'attendrai toute ma vie by Michel Legrand
Performer:  Grady Tate (Drums), Michel Legrand (Piano), Jessye Norman (Soprano),
Ron Carter (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; France 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Michel Legrand 
15.
The Thomas Crown Affair: The Windmills of your mind by Michel Legrand
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano), Grady Tate (Drums), Ron Carter (Double Bass),
Michel Legrand (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USA 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Michel Legrand 

Sound Samples

The Summer Knows ("The Summer of '42")
Dans ses yeux
Je vivrai sans toi
What are you doing the rest of your life?
I was born in love with you (Theme from "Wuthering Heights")
Dis-moi
Les enfants qui pleurent
The Moon and I
Celui-là
The Windmills of your Mind (from "The Thomas Crown Affair") - "Les Moulins de mon coeur" (French words: Eddy Marnay 1920-)
You must believe in Spring (from "Les demoiselles de Rochefort")
La Valse des lilas
Afterthoughts
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg
Between yesterday and tomorrow

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