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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...

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      News Source: All About Jazz | 4 months ago
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      News Source: All ABout Jazz | 6 months ago
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      News Source: Los Angeles Times | 7 months ago
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      News Source: All About Jazz | 11 months ago
    May 23, 2013 The common element between Sara Serpa's Aurora and Christine Correa's Down Here Below is obviously pianist Ran Blake. Enigmatic to a fault, Blake has made a potent name for himself among improvised music enthusiasts. Blake is an
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      News Source: The Guardian | 1 year ago
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      News Source: All About Jazz | over 1 year ago
    December 9, 2012 Hal Galper's Airgen Revisited is exhilarating. The pianist has been working at his artistry for more than a half century, and he is moving surely into the "elder statesman of jazz" category, riding the furious wave of several
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      News Source: All About Jazz | over 1 year ago
    November 28, 2012 Austrian-American Renaissance woman Elisabeth Lohninger is many things. She is a singer, composer, producer, writer, teacher and studio owner. Over the past several years Lohninger has found time to record four collections with her
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      News Source: All About Jazz | over 1 year ago
    July 22, 2012 Lee Konitz and Martial Solal Star Eyes 1983 Hatology 2009 Even in his eighties, pianist Martial Solal has proven to be the Higgs' Boson of jazz. He readily demonstrates the substantial mass he brings to music most recently on his


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