mercredi 24 novembre 2010

Martial Solal

In trio format
Aigue Marine (Jazz à Gaveau, 1962)
A beautiful Solal theme

Jazz Frit – (Martial Solal Trio, 1965)
The name of this tune is a joke about free jazz ("frit" and "free" have the same pronunciation in french ; "jazz frit" means "fried jazz")
Solal never really liked free jazz, he likes harmony and rythm too much for that. But it doesn't mean that he can't improvise freely (meaning with a great liberty). Impromptulm (see below) is a good example, solos 2, 3 etc of Jazz Frit are another :)

Navigation (Longitude, 2008)
Great tune composed by Martial Solal. Rather complex rhythm inside. Theme + unfinished transcription of the solo

Piano Solo
On green dolphin street (Live at the Village Vanguard, 2008)
I LOVE Solal's playing. I'm rather suprised to see how close he is from the theme, both melodically and harmonically, and how inventive he is in his way to play standarts.

Centre de Gravité (Live at the Village Vanguard, 2008)
A mysterious composition by Martial Solal.

Impromptulm (Best of live, 1985) A "free" improvisation (it's not free jazz, just improvising freely !)

Que reste-t-il de nos amours/I whis you love (Jazz 'n (e)motion, 1998)
Charles Trénet' song, as played by Martial

Lick from Parisian thoroughfare (Martial Solal and Stéphane Grapelli, Happy reunion, 1980)

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