Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Martial Solal: NY-1 (Live at the Vllage Vanguard) (2001)

Recorded in NYC just two weeks after the attacks on the World Trade Center, this captures some of that post-traumatic atmosphere. The musicians are so good, though, the trio so empathic, that any occasional tentativeness they display (as is, "are we allowed to have this much fun already?") gets steamrolled by their collective inspiration. No one plays like Solal, and Bill Stewart's like a pachinko game, but Francois Moutin almost steals the show.

What Is This Thing Called Love
Suspect Rhythm
Body and Soul
Zig Zag
Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise

Martial Solal: piano; Francois Moutin: bass; Bill Stewart: drums.
Recorded live at the Village Vanguard, New York, New York on September 21-23, 2001.


Festoonic said...

il angelo said...

This a great album, Solal is never below great, and point given, Moutin is simply monstrous. Big thanks festoonic

Baby Breeze said...

I would never imagine that a bassist other than someone of the stature of Jaco could steal the show, especially from a monster like Solal. But I'm willing to listen and see what goes down.

Nice choices for posts here. I'll be back if you'll have me!