- Released: May 19, 1998
- Label: Dreyfus
- 1.Just Friends
- 2.Coming Yesterday
- 3.Willow Weep For Me
- 4.You Stepped Out of a Dream
- 5.Hommage a Frederic Chopin
- 9.I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
Personnel: Martial Solal (piano); Gary Peacock (bass); Paul Motian (drums).
Recorded at Studio Damiens, Boulogne-Billancourt, France on July 9, 1997. Includes liner notes by Pascal Anquetil.
Personnel: Martial Solal (piano); Paul Motian (drums).
Audio Mixer: Jean Marc Bourel.
Liner Note Author: Pascal Anquetil.
Recording information: Studio Damiens, Boulogne-Billancourt, France (07/09/1997).
Photographer: Jean Ber.
Although it's a little restrained and predictable, Just Friends is a lovely latter-day effort from pianist Martial Solal. Supported by a small group, he runs through a set of brisk, melodic hard-bop that is quite lively and entertaining. There's not much musical variation here, but the music is sweet and charming, and worth the time of fans of classicist jazz piano. ~ Leo Stanley