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Martial Solal Trio: Longitude

Read "Longitude" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il Gran Maestro del pianismo jazz moderno firma per la Cam l’ennesimo capolavoro della sua lunga straordinaria carriera solistica. Come accade in ogni suo disco, è esemplare la coerenza di una poetica sempre alla ricerca di una precisa identità, qui rivolta ad immergersi nei fitti intrecci ritmici dell’universo percussivo. Alla base vi è il solito pianismo ...

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Martial Solal Trio: Longitude

Read "Longitude" reviewed by John Kelman

Oftentimes the best free players are those with a firm footing in the jazz tradition. Few have demonstrated as uncanny an ability to straddle the line between form and freedom as Martial Solal, a European pianist who has eluded his due credit in North America. Like the slightly younger Paul Bley, Solal has an ability to ...

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Martial Solal Trio: Balade du 10 Mars

Read "Balade du 10 Mars" reviewed by AAJ Staff

For the last 40 years, a landmark has been ignored in this country. A fixture in Europe, over here Martial Solal is best known for his brushes with America: a ’63 concert at Newport, a ’68 duet with Hampton Hawes. That is our loss: a listen to this and it’s obvious ... he’s indebted to nobody. ...

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Martial Solal Trio: Balade du 10 Mars

Read "Balade du 10 Mars" reviewed by Robert Spencer

Martial Solal has always been a remarkable pinaist, both in his work with Lee Konitz and others and in his own right. This recording is no different: it contains Solal playing, with a trio, a program of (mostly) standards, but with anything but a standard sensibility. He continually finds new ways to breathe life into them. ...


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