Martial Solal

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French pianist, composer, and bandleader whose intuitive approach to improvisation earned him an honored place among other jazz greats.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
French Modern Sounds
1954 French Modern Sounds Contemporary Records
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Martial Solal Trio [1953]
1954 Martial Solal Trio [1953] Vogue
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When a Soprano Meets a Piano
1957 When a Soprano Meets a Piano Inner City
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Martial Solal
1961 Martial Solal Vogue
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The Martial Solal Trio in Concert
1962 The Martial Solal Trio in Concert Columbia
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Trio in Concert
1962 Trio in Concert Liberty
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In Concert
1963 In Concert Liberty
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Martial Solal in Concert
1963 Martial Solal in Concert
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Martial Solal Trio at Newport (1963)
1963 Martial Solal Trio at Newport (1963) Cloud 9 Records
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Martial Solal Trio [1965]
1965 Martial Solal Trio [1965] Columbia
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Son 66
1965 Son 66 Columbia
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7 + 4 = X
1975 7 + 4 = X PDU
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Nothing but Piano
1975 Nothing but Piano MPS Records
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Movability
1976 Movability MPS Records
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Duplicity
1977 Duplicity Horo
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Suite for Trio
1978 Suite for Trio Universal International
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Four Keys
1979 Four Keys Pausa Records
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Happy Reunion
1980 Happy Reunion Sunnyside Communications
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Big Band [1981]
1981 Big Band [1981] Universal Distribution
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Bluesine
1983 Bluesine Soul Note (Italy)
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Big Band [1984]
1984 Big Band [1984] BMG / Dreyfus Jazz
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Plays Hodeir
1984 Plays Hodeir OMDCD
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9.11pm Town Hall
1988 9.11pm Town Hall Label Bleu
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Triptyque
1991 Triptyque Adda
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Duo in Paris [Live]
1991 Duo in Paris [Live] BMG / Dreyfus Jazz
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Duo in Paris
1991 Duo in Paris Via
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Martial Solal & Toots Thielemans
1992 Martial Solal & Toots Thielemans Erato
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Difficult Blues
1996 Difficult Blues John Marks Records
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Triangle
1996 Triangle JMS Records
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Silent Cinema - Cinema Muet
1998 Silent Cinema - Cinema Muet Gorgone
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Just Friends
1998 Just Friends Dreyfus Records
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Martial Solal, Vol. 2
1998 Martial Solal, Vol. 2 Vogue
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Balade du 10 Mars
1999 Balade du 10 Mars Soul Note (Italy)
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En Solo
1999 En Solo Fresh Sound
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Plays Ellington
2000 Plays Ellington Dreyfus Records
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Sans Tambour Ni Trompette
2000 Sans Tambour Ni Trompette Denwa Productions
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Contrastes: The Jazzpar Prize
2000 Contrastes: The Jazzpar Prize Storyville
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In and Out
2000 In and Out Dreyfus Records
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Locomotion
2002 Locomotion Nocturne Records
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NY1
2003 NY1 Blue Note
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Comptines Pour Enfants Seulement
2005 Comptines Pour Enfants Seulement Doumtak
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Rue de Seine
2006 Rue de Seine CAM Jazz
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Portrait in Black and White
2006 Portrait in Black and White Nocturne Jazz / Plus Loin
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Exposition Sans Tableau
2007 Exposition Sans Tableau Nocturne Records
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Solitude
2007 Solitude Cam Jazz
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Longitude
2008 Longitude Cam Jazz
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Live at the Village Vanguard
2009 Live at the Village Vanguard Cam Jazz
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Martial Solal: Works for Piano and Two Pianos
2015 Martial Solal: Works for Piano and Two Pianos Grand Piano
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Masters in Bordeaux
2017 Masters in Bordeaux Sunnyside Communications
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Histoires Improvisées (Paroles et musique)
2018 Histoires Improvisées (Paroles et musique) JMS Cream
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The Vogue Recordings Vol. 2
The Vogue Recordings Vol. 2 Vogue
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Solo Piano
Solo Piano Fresh Sound
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Martial Solal Trio [Sony]
Martial Solal Trio [Sony] Legacy
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Solal et Son Orchestre Jouent Hodeir
Solal et Son Orchestre Jouent Hodeir Carlyne
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Martial Solal Joue Michel Magne
Martial Solal Joue Michel Magne Warner Music
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