In memory of Johnny Peret

In memory of Johnny Peret
In memory of my friend Johnny Peret, vibist, drummer, accordeonist extraordinaire

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


FAFASIFA               CBS, France, 1967

No need to present Martial Solal I assume. 
However this album is rather unusual.  Tracks A1 to A6 and B1 are “standard” Martial Solal Trio (as far as one could call Solal’s music “standard”). B2 is solo Solal.  What to say?  The man is probably the greatest European contribution to jazz piano.  A truly original musician.

The unusual tracks are B3 to B6 where Solal plays harpsichord (B3,5,6) or both organ and piano (B4)

A1          Fafasifa                            2:17
A2          Reflets Mobiles               2:58
A3          Indianapolis                     2:40
A4          Atmosphère                    3:07
A5          Aquaplane                      2:33
A6          Henri's                            3:00
B1          Musique En Cinq Sets    3:15
B2          Faux Fuyants                  2:59
B3          Volez, Balles                   2:56
B4          A Pas De Loup-Garou    3:13
B5          Virevoltant                      3:06
B6          Billes De Joie                 1:25

A1-6, B1 :            Martial Solal, piano
                             Gilbert Rovere, contrebasse
                             Charles Bellonzi, percussion
B.2:                      Martial Solal, piano solo
B3,5:                    Martial Solal, harpsichord
                             Gilbert Rovere, contrebasse
                             Charles Bellonzi, percussion
B4:                       Martial Solal, electric organ and piano
B6:                       Martial Solal, harpsichord solo

These unusual tracks on side B should be of interest to collectors of Library Music.
Production M.P.I. Also released as different 10" on the French library label Musique Pour L'Image.

To the best of my knowledge and after some research on the Web, it seems that this album has not been re-issued on CD.  Correct me if I’m wrong.

(Covers taken from Discogs)


  1. FLAC

  2. thanks for rare solal, boogieman. it´s good to have you back!!

    Keep boppin´

  3. A rarity indeed ! Many thanks for the share.

  4. Replies
    1. Hi James, I've seen your requested some re-up. It's coming soon. Cheers

  5. Excellent, boogieman, thank you!