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    Default Michel Legrand Live & BEAM

    Hi all,

    We've managed to get Michel Legrand to come to Bristol (woo-hoo!) and he will be doing a Q&A at Watershed following a screening of The Go-Between:

    More info here:
    http://www.watershed.co.uk/whatson/3...-conversation/

    Also, he will be performing his music at St Georges.

    More info here:
    http://www.watershed.co.uk/whatson/3...at-st-georges/

    Hope to see some of you there.

    Also, closet hip-hop fans on here might be interested in this free event:

    BEAM LIVE @ WATERSHED @ WATERSHED
    Thursday 29th March / entry is free (Subject to capacity)

    Bringing together street art and music BEAM Live, a brand new
    experimental night kicks off at Watershed's cafe/bar on Thu 29 March (10pm -
    1am.) Scott Hendy (Malachai/Boca 45) and DJ Cheeba (Ninja Tune/Solid Steel)
    will be cutting and splicing audio and video live while artist Inkie (See No
    Evil) will be swapping his usual concrete canvasses for an iPad.

    A truly unique Bristol take on Windmills of Your Mind, the iconic song from
    The Thomas Crown Affair scored by Michel Legrand, the legendary film
    composer who will be visiting Bristol on 31 March as part of Filmic,
    Watershed and St George's festival of film and music.

    Should be interesting!! It all kicks off at 22:00, and it's free! Come early
    to avoid disappointment For more info, head for:
    http://www.watershed.co.uk/whatson/3...lmic-beam-live
    http://www.facebook.com/events/111767222282021
    http://beambristol.tumblr.com/artists

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    Blimey!!! Well done! Seriously tempted - would love to see him. Is he playing anywhere else?

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    On a Bristol note - friend of mine is playing there on Friday night - he's part of Aspects who are getting together again.

    http://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/wh...-comeback-5685

    I'm not that into hip-hop but know some of you are and may be familiar with this lot - and knowing Ben (aka *Mantis) the words will be cooking

    Apology for thread hijacking

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitch View Post
    Blimey!!! Well done! Seriously tempted - would love to see him. Is he playing anywhere else?
    We're not affiliated with this, but it does look like he'll also be performing in London (Ronnie Scott's) in April:

    http://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/perfor...michel-legrand

    Will you be in Bristol to see your friend play?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electro_suze View Post
    We're not affiliated with this, but it does look like he'll also be performing in London (Ronnie Scott's) in April:

    http://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/perfor...michel-legrand

    Will you be in Bristol to see your friend play?
    No (can't get away Friday) - but will be down for Legrand on Saturday

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    Excellent - in that case we should round up a crew and all go for a drink afterwards if you're still about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electro_suze View Post
    Excellent - in that case we should round up a crew and all go for a drink afterwards if you're still about?
    Should be - keep me posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electro_suze View Post
    Excellent - in that case we should round up a crew and all go for a drink afterwards if you're still about?
    Bah - just seen this. I'm at a wedding on Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitch View Post
    Should be - keep me posted
    Sorry I didn't see you. How was the gig in the end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electro_suze View Post
    Sorry I didn't see you. How was the gig in the end?
    Thoroughly enjoyed the talk - he was a charming and cheeky chap with some great stories - could have listened for another hour!

    The concert was wonderful - just to hear him run through some of the classics and a few more unusual selections was enough - he's still a fantastic performer (must be around 80?) - but it was fascinating to experience the relatively minimal arrangements for piano and harp. I think it worked well myself, though perhaps if people had been hoping for something more like a chamber piece (with strings etc) or pure jazz, they might have been disappointed. The audience was not full - around 3/4 I guess, which was a pity, but everyone was delighted and transfixed throughout.

    He played 2 longer variations on the 'Go Between' and 'Thomas Crown Affair', several themes from French (Cléo de 5 à 7, The Umbrellas..., ...Rochefort) and and US films - including Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart and Orson's Theme (from 'F For Fake', Orson Well's last film). Would have loved a bit of 'Une femme est une femme', 'Le Mans' and 'Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo?' instead of the 'Yentl'... but all in all a good diverse selection.

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    Im really glad you liked it. We'll be publishing this event soon, so I'll post a link up for any who missed it.

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    Would have loved to have seen this, great that it's been recorded.

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