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A song by Michel Legrand and a piano bar in New York


Requesting a song by Michel Legrand at a piano bar in New York got us invited to a pasta dinner
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This is a story about a piano player at a piano bar in New York and requesting a song by Michel Legrand. The original version, written by Travelife Magazine Publisher Christine Cunanan, first appeared in the op-ed section of the New York Times.


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THE PIANO PLAYER IN NEW YORK

Requesting a song by Michel Legrand at a piano bar in Manhattan, New York
Requesting a song by Michel Legrand at a piano bar in Manhattan, New York

My friends and I had drinks at a piano bar in New York one evening while on holiday in New York. The piano player was extremely skillful so I decided to request my favorite song by Michel Legrand.

It was not the sort of place where one would normally make song requests but I decided to give it a try. Nothing makes me happier than hearing my favorite songs while on a wonderful night out at a piano bar in New York with friends.


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SONG BY MICHEL LEGRAND

So I took out a pen, reached for a paper napkin and simply wrote down the song title, ”What are you doing the rest of your life?

”Could you give this to the pianist?” I asked the waiter. He then delivered the note during the break.

CROSSED SIGNALS IN A PIANO BAR

Requesting a song by Michel Legrand at a piano bar in Manhattan, New York
Requesting a song by Michel Legrand at a piano bar in Manhattan, New York

When the pianist at this piano bar in New York returned from his break, he glanced at our table. Then he smiled and winked at me as he sat down. I read this as a sign that he would be playing my song next.

A few moments later, the waiter returned to our table with a grin on his face.

”Ben says he’s busy tonight,” he told me. ”But if you’re free next Tuesday night he knows a nice little spaghetti place not too far from here.”


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