Amazon.com Widgets

Martial Solal

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: August 23, 1927    

Martial Solal (born August 23, 1927 in Algiers, Algeria) is a French jazz pianist and composer, who is probably most widely known for the music he wrote for Jean-Luc Godard's debut feature film À bout de souffle (1960).

Solal was the son of an opera singer and piano teacher, who learnt the instrument from the age of six, settling in Paris in 1950. He soon began working with leading musicians including Django Reinhardt and expatriates from the United States like Sidney Bechet and Don Byas. He formed a quartet (occasionally also leading a big band) in the late 1950s, although he had been recording as a leader since 1953. Solal then began composing film music, eventually providing over twenty scores....
read more

  • BUY

    À Bout De Souffle

    Dreyfus Jazz
    2012
  • BUY

    Live at the Village Vanguard: I Can't Give You Anything But Love

    CAM Jazz
    2010
  • BUY

    Live at the Village Vanguard: I Can't Give You Anything But Love

    CAM Jazz
    2009
  • BUY

    Live At The Village Vanguard

    Dreyfus Jazz
    2008
  • BUY

    Longitude

    CAM Jazz
    2008
  • BUY

    Rue De Seine

    Dreyfus Jazz
    2006
  • BUY

    Portrait In Black And White

    Dreyfus Jazz
    2006
View Discography Page

This information is provided by discogs.com or the profile administrator.

Watch More Videos

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Featured recording “Live at the Village Vanguard: I Can't Give You Anything But Love”

Latest Release

Live at the Village Vanguard: I Can't Give You Anything But Love

CAM Jazz (2010)

Events Calendar

Sorry, there are no Martial Solal events available at this time. Submit one now.

TIP: Reach multiple calendar destinations with a single post. Learn now here.

Rank: 917 Views: 12,538 Fans: 2
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Mark Elf

Mark Elf

About | Enter

Stefano Bollani

Stefano Bollani

About | Enter

Carmen Lundy

Carmen Lundy

About | Enter

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

About | Enter

Sponsor: Nonesuch Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

Musician Search

Help improve the Martial Solal profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Martial Solal musician profile.