MPS Records - The Historic Donaueschingen Jazz Concert 1957 (Live) + Two Martial Solal records (Release: August 25th, 2017)

The Donaueschingen Jazz Concert 1957 – Big band, ensemble, and combo – these three groups shine a light on the decades before 1960 while pointing the way towards the shape of things to come.

Throughout his career, Martial Solal has been lauded for his solo performances. The Solosolal catches his soloistic genius in full.

Two European jazz giants, members of the international pantheon of greats, pair off to create a moveable musical feast: Martial Solal with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - Movability

The Historic Donaueschingen Jazz Concert 1957 (Live) //1977

In 1957 German jazz czar Joachim Ernst Berendt invited Eddie Sauter to take over the SWR big band. Sauter brought American flair and looseness as well as a US rhythm section to what was already a crack organization.

Best known for his incisive writing on jazz, French critic Andre Hodeir was also a respected composer at the forefront of European jazz who had studied under Messiaen and was influenced by Schönberg.

The Modern Jazz Quartet highlighted the festival. Formed in 1952, this iconic group would continue playing for over 40 years, performing a sophisticated mix of cool jazz and bop.

Line-Up: André Hodeir Et Son Jazz Group De Paris, The Eddie Sauter Big Band, The Modern Jazz Quartet

Martial Solal - The Solosolal //1979

French pianist Martial Solal ranks at the top of the European jazz pantheon. An internationally acclaimed musician who has worked with the music's "who's who", he has played and recorded at such hallowed jazz settings as the Newport Jazz Festival and New York's Village Vanguard. Solal also worked on the soundtracks for such iconic films as Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless and Orson Welles' The Trial. Noted for his virtuosity, unique stylistic approach, and the originality of his compositions, Solal stands as one of the giants of the instrument.

Line-Up: Martial Solal

Martial Solal - Movability //1976

This is one of six albums on MPS with Martial Solal; three include Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen. The album includes six standards and two originals. Miles Davis' Swing Spring is given a rousing post-modernist treatment with Solal's slashing lines and off-the-cuff altered chords. Some amazing trading fours between Martial and NHØP.

Line-Up: Martial Solal, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen

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Digital Mastered for iTunes
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Release Date: August 25th, 2017
(2 months exclusively on iTunes. Subsequently available on all common download services.)
Mastered for iTunes // 24-bit-Transfer from original master tapes // produced by Dirk Sommer

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