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Martial Solal Vive Le France, Vive Le Jazz! (Rare vinyl, 24/96)
Posted By : VanPelten | Date : 24 Jun 2022 19:45 | Comments : 8

Martial Solal: Vive Le France, Vive Le Jazz! (24/96 LP rip)
1963 | Genre: Jazz, Audiophile | LP Rip 24-bit/96kHz | APE+no log+scans | 632MB

French pianist, composer, and bandleader Martial Solal's intuitive approach to improvisation has earned him an honored place among the greatest minds in all of jazz. Thoroughly versed in the tradition from big-band swing to bop and post-bop, Solal has also composed chamber music, written scores for more than 20 films, and recorded more than 50 albums as soloist and leader. For more than half a century, Solal personified the cross-pollinated splendor of European jazz by utilizing styles and influences from both sides of the Atlantic to generate and sustain musical ideas that almost invariably come across as intelligent, pleasant, and gratifying. A student of 20th century European composers such as Béla Bartók, Igor Stravinsky, Alban Berg, and Olivier Messiaen, his early influences on piano were Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson, and Art Tatum, followed by Erroll Garner, Bud Powell, and Bill Evans. Both Oscar Peterson and Duke Ellington held him in highest esteem. As a composer he is clearly descended from both Ellington and Thelonious Monk. Each of these currents flows freely yet systematically through his music, tempered by his own unique sensibilities and a vast store of impressions harvested and manifested during a lengthy lifetime spent in absorption, reflection, and emanation.

Martial Solal had built up quite a following in France by the time these 1961 sessions were issued in the early '60s. An incredible bop pianist with a technique that hints at elements of Art Tatum and Bud Powell, the solo material focuses on popular standards, including a romp through "Anything Goes," a joyous "Flamingo," and a somewhat playful "'Round Midnight." Bassist Guy Pederson and drummer Daniel Humair, his regular rhythm section of the period, are added for Solal's five original compositions. The album briefly reappeared on an EMI CD in Europe and is well worth acquiring if it can be found. These are the remarkable recordings with which Solal firmly established his own musical language. It may be his best solo/trio album throughout '50s and '60s.

Martial Solal, piano,
Guy Pedersen, bass (tracks: A2, A4, B1, B3, B5)
Daniel Humair, drums (tracks: A2, A4, B1, B3, B5)

A1. Anything Goes
A2. Bonsoir
A3. Darn That Dream
A4. Middle Jazz
A5. Flamingo
B1. Quin-Quin
B2. 'Round Midnight
B3. Theme A Tics
B4. Lover Man
B5. Very fatigue
B6. The Squirrel
Recorded: 1961 Paris, France
Label: Capitol Records
Catalog No: ST-10354
Format: Stereo LP
Release date: 1963 (in the US)
Also issued on Capitol France as ST-10261
(Note: The French Capitol release had the two sides transposed (i.e. Side A cuts were Side B...) which for me is a better layout than the US Capitol issue, to which I remained faithful. But when burned to DVD-A, I MUCH PREFER the French track sequences)

Ripping Equipment:
Linn LP12 turntable with Linn Lingo power supply
Schröder Model 2 tonearm
zyx R-1000 Airey 3 phono cartridge
Audioquest LeoPard tonearm cable
PS Audio PCA 2 preamplifier
M-Audio Audiophile USB A/D converter
Tara Labs ISM Onboard interconnects
Adobe Audition 2.0 for recording and light manual cleanup

Posted By: Gnulp312 Date: 24 Jun 2022 20:39
Another great release! Thanks for sharing
Posted By: MiguelBandera Date: 24 Jun 2022 22:17
Goodness, this is a spectacular rip, the music and sound are fabulous! Thank you very much!
Posted By: Miltiades Date: 24 Jun 2022 22:22
A great upload - thank You very much!
Posted By: [email protected] Date: 25 Jun 2022 00:06
Wow! Superb upload, sonics blow me away!!

Thank you Very Much!
Posted By: sokos Date: 25 Jun 2022 21:55
Thank You VanPelten.
Posted By: VanPelten Date: 25 Jun 2022 22:29
Parakalo, sokos!
Posted By: JoeBloggs1941 Date: 28 Jun 2022 00:01
Many Thanks for this superb post
Would some kind person advise me if I can burn the files as DVD-AUDIO with out downgrading the quality of the 24/96
If it is possible, how & with what software.
Many thanks
Thanks for responding to my enquiry VanPelten much appreciated
Posted By: VanPelten Date: 28 Jun 2022 15:46
DVD authoring software such a discWelder CHROME (that I use, but there are many others) will enable you to burn a DVD-Audio that provides the full spectrum of 24bit/96Khz sonics. If you don't have discWelder, just look around or go to their website and download a 15-day full-blown trial version.

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