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









ONCE UPON A SUMMERTIME by THE ALEX HIELE PARIS JAZZ COMBO