Martial Solal - Works for Piano and Two Pianos | Grand Piano GP697

Martial Solal - Works for Piano and Two Pianos

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Label: Grand Piano

Cat No: GP697

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 2nd February 2015

Contents

Artists

Eric Ferrand-N’Kaoua (piano)
Martial Solal (piano)

Works

Solal, Martial

Ballade for 2 pianos
Etudes (11)
Exercice de Concert
Jazz Preludes (7)
Voyage en Anatolie

Artists

Eric Ferrand-N’Kaoua (piano)
Martial Solal (piano)

About

European jazz legend Martial Solal is an imaginative and creative thinker for the piano, and one never straightjacketed by music genres. Voyage en Anatolie is a kind of survey of Jazz, with 13 brilliantly linked variations. The Jazz-Preludes and Études explore piquant harmonies through innovative pianistic figures, whilst the Exercice de concert offers a stunningly transcribed improvisation.

There are many recordings of Martial Solal’s music available but these are invariably those featuring him as a great Jazz improviser. This disc features a number of world premiere recordings of his music played by excellent pianist Eric Ferrand-N’Kaoua. The only piece previously recorded is the Ballade for two pianos, recorded by its dedicatees Katia and Marielle Lábeque in a mixed Jazz-centred recital called ‘Love of Colors’ – including pieces by Miles Davis and John McLaughlin in 1991. Solal himself plays the first piano part in the Ballade for two pianos.

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