Ballade for 2 Pianos
From SOLAL, M.: Piano and 2-Piano Works (Ferrand-N’Kaoua, Solal) (2015)
Released by Grand Piano
Solal: Ballade for 2 Pianos
European jazz legend Martial Solal is an imaginative and creative thinker for the piano, and one never straightjacketed by music genres. Voyage en Anatolie is a kind of survey of Jazz, with 13 brilliantly linked variations. The Jazz Preludes and Études explore piquant harmonies through innovative pianistic figures, whilst the Exercice de concert offers a stunningly transcribed improvisation. Solal himself plays the first piano part in the Ballade for two pianos.