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Martial Solal

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Martial Solal's Biography

Martial Solal (born August 23, 1927, Algiers, French Algeria) is a French jazz pianist and composer, who is probably most widely known for the music he wrote for Jean-Luc Godard's debut feature film À bout de souffle (1960).

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Martial Solal News Stories

  • Lauren Kinsella -- Down With Jazz 2014

      News Source: All About Jazz | 1 month ago
    Having moved from 2013's September slot with its unpredictable autumn weather to the last weekend in May with its unpredictable spring weather, Down With Jazz 2014 passed off dryly, which raised the spirits and surely contributed to the dancing that
  • Chanticleer -- Notable and Nearly Missed in 2013

      News Source: All About Jazz | 7 months ago
    December 24, 2013 More music is released each year than can be realistically followed by a given writer. I typically listen to much more music than I write about, not because this music is not worthy somehow but there is so little time.
  • CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: French New Wave (5-CD Box Set) Released on Jazz on Film ...

      News Source: All ABout Jazz | 9 months ago
    Moanin' , widely considered (by Blakey himself, as well) as the best ever Jazz Messengers line up. One of the greatest French bop saxophonists Barney Wilen (who briefly filled the saxophone chair between Benny Golson and Hank Mobley in the Messengers)

Martial Solal Blogs

  • France Rocks | French Quarter Jazz in NYC, January 2014

      Blog Source: | 7 months ago
    The same year, he wins two major French awards : the 3rd Prize at the 2010 Martial Solal International Jazz Piano Competition, and the Django dʼOr 2010 “New Talent”. In 2011, the pianist spends most of the year traveling from concert halls ...
  • It smells a hassle … – Martial Solal for “Breathless” Godard ...

      Blog Source: | 11 months ago
    images_19. There is no doubt, it smells a hassle … The five small notes to Belmondo's character in Breathless prevent the fate that awaits him. Play cat and mouse when just shot a cop and robbing a bank fields, it can not enunciate the galley.
  • 16 September 2013 - Ottawa Blues This Week

      Blog Source: | 11 months ago
    Next week, September 25 – Martial Solal & Henri Texier: In his introductory program, new Co-Host Jean-Michel Labatut will feature the recordings of pianist Martial Solal and bassist Henri Texier. **********. On CBC Radio Two 103.3 FM.

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