Martial Solal
Longitude
CAM5029
2008-05-20
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Slightly Bluesy - 4:36
Here'S That Rainy Day - 4:02
Longitude - 3:55
Bizarre, Vous Avez Dit? - 3:16
Tea For Two - 5:17
Solaltitude - 4:49
Short Cuts - 5:07
The Last Time I Saw Paris - 3:30
Monostome - 5:29
Navigation - 4:36

 

Musicians:
Martial Solal - piano
Francois Moutin - acoustic bass
Louis Moutin - drums

There are few greater pleasures in a jazz lover’s life than listening to the music of Martial Solal. He is a magician of the keyboard. Solal seems to find as much joy in the creation of his unique artistry and transmit just as much of a sense of discovery to the listener as ever in his long and brilliant career. On this wonderful new record, he is heard in a trio setting, in the company of his long-time collaborators, Francois and Louis Moutin.
The unpredictability of Solal’s ideas is part of the fascination of his music—the shifts in tempo and rhythm, in mood and texture. He suspends and expands time. On this wonderful record, Martial Solal navigates the longitudes and latitudes of music with supreme command and assurance. There are few greater pleasures in life than listening to this master at work.
–Dan Morgenstern

Reviews:

Martial Solal has always been a risk-taker extraordinaire, especially in solo and trio settings.
Scott Albin, JazzTimes - August 2008 read the full article

Congratulations to Martial Solal for his album "Longitude" that Don Heckman (Los Angeles Times, International Review of Music) Jeff Tamarkin (JazzTimes) John McDonough (Downbeat, Wall Street Journal) Dan Morgenstern (Annual Review of Jazz Studies, Jersey Jazz) Jim Macnie (Downbeat, Village Voice) K. Leander Williams (Time Out New York, JazzTimes) Laurence Donohue-Greene (All About Jazz—New York) Neil Tesser (Chicago Reader, jazz.com) Scott Yanow (The Jazz Singers, Jazz on Film) selected in their top 10 of 2008 for the Village Voice critics poll.

 

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