Saturday, February 9, 2013

Martial Solal on Vogue (1953/58)

One of the finest European jazz pianists of all time, Martial Solal (a unique stylist) has never received as much recognition in the U.S. as he deserves. Born in Algiers to French parents, Solal has been based in Paris since the late '40s. Although a modernist, he was flexible enough to record an album with Sidney Bechet in 1957 and make other records with Django Reinhardt, Don Byas, and Lucky Thompson. Solal has been primarily heard with his own trios through the years although he has recorded several notable albums with Lee Konitz.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll

Martial Solal
The Vogue Recordings
vol. 1-3

Tracks

Cd. 1

TRIOS & QUARTET

1 Dinah (Lewis, Young, Akst) 3:01
2 La Chaloupée (Offenbach) 2:45
3 Ramona (Wayane, Gilbert) 2:55
4 On In a While (Green, Edwards) 2:39
5 Poinciana (Simmons) 2:59
6 The Champ (Gillespie) 3:00
7 Farniente (Solal) 3:17
8 Pennies From Heaven (Johnson, Burke) 2:39
9 Paris, je t'aime d'amour** (Schertzinger) 3:15
10 Tout bleu (Solal) 3:15
11 Sadi's Sad** (Solal) 2:30
12 Love Walked In** (Gershwin) 3:15
13 Tenderly (Gross, Lawrence) 3:20
14 Ridikool* (Solal) 2:42
15 Time on my Hands* (Rodgers) 4:00
16 I Cover the Waterfront (Green, Heyman) 3:00
17 Yoga* (Sadi) 4:15
18 Cross Your Heart** (De Silva, Gensler) 3:30
19 There's a Small Hotel (Rodgers, Hart) 3:30
20 Everything I Got Is Yours* (Jones) 4:00

Personnel
[#1-4]
Martial Solal - p
Pierre Michelot - b
Pierre Lemarchand - dr
Recorded May 16, 1953
[# 5-8]
Martial Solal - p
Jean-Marie Ingrand - b
Jean-Louis Viale - dr
Recorded Fecruary 24, 1954
[# 9-20]
Martial Solal - p
Fats Sadi - vb
Jean-Marie Ingrand - b
Jean-Louis Viale - dr
Recorded January 16, 1956
* Benoît Quersin replaces Ingrand on bass
Recorded January 16, 1956
** Christian Garros replaces Viale on drums
Recorded January 9, 1956


Cd. 2

TRIOS & SOLOS

1 I Only Have Eyes for You (Warren, Dubin) 2:53
2 You Stepped Out of a Dream (Brown) 2:30
3 Darn that Dream (VanHeusen, DeLange) 3:31
4 The Way You Look Tonight (Fields, Kern) 2:51
5 Signal (Raney) 2:55
6 Midi 1/4 (Solal) 2:50
7 Just One of Those Things (Porter) 2:30
8 You're not the Kind of Boy (Smith) 2:48
9 All God's Chillun Got Rhythm (Jermann, Kahn, Kaper) 1:48
10 But Not For Me (Gershwin) 2:43
11 Caravan (Ellington, Tizol, Mills) 2:39
12 Everything Happens to Me (Adair, Denis) 2:27
13 Have You Met Miss Jones ? (Rodgers, Hart) 2:35
14 Cherokee (Noble) 1:48
15 Frenesi (Dominguez) 2:35
16 Love Me or Leave Me (Kahn, Donaldson) 2:46
17 Fascinating Rhythm (Gershwin) 1:59
18 There's a Small Hotel (Rodgers, Hart) 2:29
19 Don't Blame Me (McHughs, Fields) 2:31
20 Too Marvellous For Words (Whiting) 2:22
21 I Can't Get Started (Gershwin, Duke) 2:10
22 Blues For Albert (Solal) 1:51

Personnel
[# 1-4]
Martial Solal - p
Joe Benjamin - b
Roy Haynes - dr
Recorded October 28, 1954
[# 5-8]
Martial Solal - p
Jean-Marie Ingrand - b
Jean-Louis Viale - dr
Recorded November 9, 1954
[# 9-22]
Martial Solal - p solo
Recorded July 1 & 4, 1956

Cd. 3

TRIO & BIG BAND

1 My Funny Valentine (Rodgers, Hart) 3:38
2 The Song is You (Hammerstein, Kern) 2:27
3 Ridikool (Solal) 2:43
4 You Go To My Head (Coots, Gillespie) 2:51
5 Studio Fagon (Solal) 2:16
6 Fantasque (Solal) 2:20
7 Special Club (Solal) 2:33
8 Dernière Minute (Solal) 2:02
9 Middle Jazz (Solal) 2:41
10 Tourmente (Solal) 3:08
11 Blouse bleue (Solal) 2:16
12 Midi 1/4 (Solal) 3:03
13 Alhambra (Solal) 2:11
14 Yes or No (Solal) 2:43
15 In the Moon (Solal) 2:41
16 Horloge parlante (Solal) 2:48
17 Au Quatrième Top (Solal) 2:56

Personnel
[# 1-4]
Martial Solal - p
Benoît Quersin - b
Jean-Louis Viale - dr
Recorded April 29, 1955
MARTIAL SOLAL AND HIS ORCHESTRA
[# 5-17]
Feat. Martial Solal, Roger Guérin, Fernand Verstraete, Billy Byers, André Paquinet, Hubert Rostaing, William Boucaya, Benoît Quersin, Christian Bellest, Lucky Thompson, Pierre Michelot, Kenny Clarke, Pierre Gassez, Luis Fuentes, Barney Wilen, etc...
Recorded May 30, 1956 [# 8, 12, 16 & 17] ; July 13, 1957 [# 6, 11 & 13] ; & 1958 [# 5, 7, 9, 10,14 & 15]

11 comments:

yewsta said...

Looks very interesting, Mel - thanks a lot.

Orbyt said...

Mille mercis Mel. While I have some with him as a sideman, this will be the only session(s) I have as a leader. Great post!

Frank said...

Martial Solal is one of the greatest living jazz musicians, and sadly almost unknown in the US. Thanks for this!

PlantDoctor53 said...

Hi Mel: The Solal post is wonderful! Thank you.

Kovina Kris said...

Similar to Orbyt, I only have one album with Mr. Solal that I'm aware of (ZoKoSo) so I'm very happy to get this very inclusive 3 CD set. Thank you Mel!

duck said...

This is a great post Mel, some were released on a different label without any info, this now sorts that out and replaces in flac too, many thanks

neil said...

Got lots of Solal, but not this!
Many thanks, Mel...

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Albertito Jazz said...

Melanchthon! Thanks for all today's treasures! All the day hearing the best jazz...

C. Rancio said...

I've just discovered that Sic vos was alive and kicking! great news and great music! thanks, mr. Melanchthon

Frasco said...

Thank you Melanchthon!