Hampton Hawes & Martial Solal - Key For Two (1968)
Enter two African - Americans, one of them living permanently in France (Kenny Clarke) and two Frenchmen, one of them being born in Algiers (a pied noir or "black foot" as the Frenchies call them), two pianos, a bass and a set of drums and a very interesting musical situation can develop. I know, a jazz quartet with two pianos sounds bizarre but if you are a virtuoso in the mold of Hampton Hawes and Martial Solal these are mere formalities, enjoy.
Personnel: Hampton Hawes: piano Martial Solal: piano Pierre Michelot: bass Kenny "Clook" Clarke: drums
Rec. Paris, Jan. 1968
Track listing: Key For Two Stella By Stralight Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most Bag's Groove Lover, Come Back To Me Fly Me To The Moon The Theme Godchild Three For Two
The attitude of the gallant Six Hundred which so aroused Lord Tennyson's admiration arose from the fact that the least disposition to ask the reason why was discouraged by tricing the would-be inquirer to the triangle and flogging him into insensibility.
Advance to Barbarism
(Mitre Press, 1968).
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