Parisian Solos

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Parisian Solos
Parisian Solos.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedJuly 29, 1971
Paris, France
ProducerGérard Terrones
Jaki Byard chronology
Live at the Jazz'Inn
Parisian Solos

Parisian Solos is an album by pianist Jaki Byard recorded in 1971 and released on the Futura label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Ken Dryden stating, "This solo date in a Paris studio finds Jaki Byard in his usual jaunty mood at the piano, whether reviving a forgotten jazz tune like "Bugle Call Rag" (before it became a bluegrass standard), increasing the intensity of an often dull ballad "Besame Mucho," or revising "Willow Weep for Me" with the choppy approach that helped to make his sound so distinctive".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jaki Byard except as indicated

  1. "A Tribute to Jimmy Slide" - 3:37
  2. "Love Is Here to Stay" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 5:15
  3. "Willow Weep for Me" (Ann Ronell) - 6:05
  4. "Bugle Call Rag" (Billy Meyers, Jack Pettis, Elmer Schoebel) - 4:20
  5. "When Lights Are Low" (Benny Carter) - 4:30
  6. "Dedicated to Bob Vatel of Ten Gallons" - 3:10
  7. "Isle to Isle" - 6:15
  8. "Shiny Stockings" (Frank Foster) - 5:35
  9. "Bésame Mucho" (Sunny Skylar, Consuelo Velázquez) - 4:15
  10. "Going Home Blues" - 5:00



  1. ^ Futura Records discography accessed July 30, 2012
  2. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review, accessed July 30, 2012