Wikipedia : This day (August 23, 1927), in Algiers, Algeria, is born Martial Solal, a French jazz pianist and composer.
The Dozens: A Half Century Of Martial Solal : Solal is one of the oldest living legend of the piano, yet he can’t stand being bored, like a child who endlessly explores the eighty-eight keys of his main toy: the grand piano.
@allmusic : One of the finest European jazz pianists of all time, Solal (a unique stylist) has never received as much recognition in the U.S. as he deserves.
@last.fm : Solal then began composing film music, eventually providing over twenty scores. In 1963 he made a much admired appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island; the Newport ‘63 album purporting to be a recording of this gig is actually a studio recreation.
Audio : New York Herald Tribune . Body And Soul . Duo . Suite Pour Une Frise . Poursuite . La Mort . All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm . Fine And Dandy . ‘Round Midnight . Poinciana (The Song of the Tree) .
Video : Improvisation (2012) . Live in Italy (2008) . w/ Stefano Bollani – Improvisation on Caravan (2008) . The Last Time I Saw Paris / Body & Soul / Begin the Beguine (2007) . Triangle (1990) . w/ Toots Thielemans – What Is This Thing Called (1990) . On Green Dolphin Street (1965) . Tambour . THE DOZENS: A HALF CENTURY OF MARTIAL SOLAL .