Martial Solal

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Birthday
23, 1927
Birthplace
Algiers, Algeria
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
23, 1927 (age 91)
Birthplace
Algiers, Algeria

About

Musician, jazz artist, and composer who scored Jean-Luc Godard's debut film À bout de souffle or Breathless from 1960.

Before Fame

His 1963 performance at the Rhode Island Newport Jazz Festival was so popular that it resulted in Newport '63, a studio recreation of the performance.

Trivia

He wrote and recorded classical arrangements and works for many 12-piece bands in addition to composing film scores.

Family Life

His mother sang opera and was instrumental in introducing him to music. He was largely self-taught apart from his mother's influence.

Associated With

He collaborated with Django Reinhardt and Sidney Bechet.