ONCE UPON A SUMMERTIME by THE ALEX HIELE PARIS JAZZ COMBO






ONCE UPON A SUMMERTIME by THE ALEX HIELE
PARIS JAZZ COMBO


ONCE UPON A SUMMERTIME  is the second  album  by
the  Alex Hiele Paris Jazz Combo,  soon to be
released on Sergent Major Company in September,
2019. The album is a memorial tribute to one of the
greatest French composers of the 20th Century, Michel
Legrand, who passed away in January, 2019.The
album features innovative original arrangements of
many of Legrand’s most recognizable, award winning
soundtracks and jazz compositions including: “La
Chanson Des Jumelles”, from Les Demoiselles de
Rochefort, “I will wait for you” from The Umbrellas of
Cherbourg, “The Summer Knows”  from Summer of 42,
“Ask Yourself Why” and “One At a Time”  from, The Swimming Pool.
The title track, “Once Upon a
Summertime , written by Legrand and performed by
many jazz greats, most notably, Miles Davis and the Gil Evans Orchestra.  Other songs featured on the
album include: “Between Yesterday and Tomorrow”,
recorded by Barbara Streisand and another jazz standard, “Watch What Happens”.
The band is composed of:
Rob Henke on Trumpet
Steve Rice on Piano
David Stier on Drums
Alex Hiele on Bass