AHMAD JAMAL

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Jamal was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and attended George Westinghouse High School. He began playing piano at the age of three, when his uncle Lawrence challenged him to duplicate what he was playing on the piano.Jamal began formal piano training at the age of seven with Mary Cardwell Dawson, whom he describes as greatly influencing him. He converted to Ahmadiyya Islam in 1952. Jamal began touring with George Hudson's Orchestra. He joined another touring group known as The Four Strings, which was soon disbanded. He moved to Chicago in 1950, and made his first sides in 1951 for the Okeh label with The Three Strings: the other members were guitarist Ray Crawford and a bassist (at different times, Eddie Calhoun, Richard Davis, and Israel Crosby). Jamal subsequently recorded for Parrot (1953–1955) and Epic (1955) using the piano-guitar-bass lineup. The trio's sound changed significantly when Crawford was replaced with drummer Vernel Fournier read more...
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AHMAD JAMAL Discography

AHMAD JAMAL albums / top albums

AHMAD JAMAL Ahmad Jamal Plays (aka Chamber Music of the New Jazz) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ahmad Jamal Plays (aka Chamber Music of the New Jazz)
Cool Jazz 1955
AHMAD JAMAL The Ahmad Jamal Trio album cover 3.98 | 3 ratings
The Ahmad Jamal Trio
Cool Jazz 1956
AHMAD JAMAL Count 'Em 88 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Count 'Em 88
Cool Jazz 1956
AHMAD JAMAL Jamal at the Penthouse album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Jamal at the Penthouse
Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk 1959
AHMAD JAMAL The Piano Scene Of Ahmad Jamal (aka Poinciana) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Piano Scene Of Ahmad Jamal (aka Poinciana)
Cool Jazz 1959
AHMAD JAMAL Happy Moods album cover 4.52 | 2 ratings
Happy Moods
Cool Jazz 1960
AHMAD JAMAL Listen album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Listen
Cool Jazz 1961
AHMAD JAMAL Macanudo album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Macanudo
Exotica 1963
AHMAD JAMAL Naked City Theme album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Naked City Theme
Post Bop 1964
AHMAD JAMAL Rhapsody album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rhapsody
Cool Jazz 1965
AHMAD JAMAL Extensions album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Extensions
Post Bop 1965
AHMAD JAMAL The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd
Post Bop 1965
AHMAD JAMAL Heat Wave album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heat Wave
Post Bop 1966
AHMAD JAMAL Cry Young album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cry Young
Exotica 1967
AHMAD JAMAL Standard Eyes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Standard Eyes
Cool Jazz 1967
AHMAD JAMAL Tranquility album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tranquility
Hard Bop 1968
AHMAD JAMAL The Bright, the Blue and the Beautiful album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Bright, the Blue and the Beautiful
Exotica 1968
AHMAD JAMAL The Awakening album cover 4.38 | 4 ratings
The Awakening
Post Bop 1970
AHMAD JAMAL Inspiration album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Inspiration
Soul Jazz 1972
AHMAD JAMAL Ahmad Jamal '73 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ahmad Jamal '73
Jazz Related RnB 1973
AHMAD JAMAL Jamal plays Jamal album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jamal plays Jamal
Fusion 1974
AHMAD JAMAL Jamalca album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Jamalca
Jazz Related RnB 1974
AHMAD JAMAL Steppin Out With a Dream album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Steppin Out With a Dream
Fusion 1976
AHMAD JAMAL One album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
One
Fusion 1978
AHMAD JAMAL Night Song album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Night Song
Jazz Related RnB 1980
AHMAD JAMAL Digital Works album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Digital Works
Post Bop 1985
AHMAD JAMAL Rossiter Road album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Rossiter Road
Fusion 1986
AHMAD JAMAL Crystal album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Crystal
Fusion 1987
AHMAD JAMAL Pittsburgh album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pittsburgh
Fusion 1989
AHMAD JAMAL I Remember Duke, Hoagy & Strayhorn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Remember Duke, Hoagy & Strayhorn
Post Bop 1995
AHMAD JAMAL The Essence, Part 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essence, Part 1
Hard Bop 1995
AHMAD JAMAL Big Byrd: The Essence, Part 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Byrd: The Essence, Part 2
Hard Bop 1997
AHMAD JAMAL Nature: The Essence, Part III album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Nature: The Essence, Part III
Post Bop 1998
AHMAD JAMAL With the Assai Quartet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
With the Assai Quartet
Post Bop 1998
AHMAD JAMAL Picture Perfect album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Picture Perfect
Post Bop 2001
AHMAD JAMAL In Search of Momentum album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
In Search of Momentum
Post Bop 2003
AHMAD JAMAL It's Magic album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
It's Magic
Post Bop 2008
AHMAD JAMAL A Quiet Time album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
A Quiet Time
Post Bop 2009
AHMAD JAMAL Blue Moon - The New York Session album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Blue Moon - The New York Session
Post Bop 2012
AHMAD JAMAL Saturday Morning - La Buissonne Studio Sessions album cover 3.98 | 3 ratings
Saturday Morning - La Buissonne Studio Sessions
Post Bop 2013
AHMAD JAMAL Marseille album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Marseille
Post Bop 2017

AHMAD JAMAL EPs & splits

AHMAD JAMAL live albums

AHMAD JAMAL At The Pershing: But Not For Me album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
At The Pershing: But Not For Me
Cool Jazz 1958
AHMAD JAMAL Volume IV (aka Ahmad Jamal) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Volume IV (aka Ahmad Jamal)
Cool Jazz 1958
AHMAD JAMAL Portfolio Of Ahmad Jamal album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Portfolio Of Ahmad Jamal
Cool Jazz 1959
AHMAD JAMAL Alhambra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alhambra
Cool Jazz 1961
AHMAD JAMAL Ahmad Jamal at the Blackhawk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ahmad Jamal at the Blackhawk
Cool Jazz 1961
AHMAD JAMAL All Of You album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All Of You
Cool Jazz 1961
AHMAD JAMAL Jamal At The Pershing Vol. 2 (aka The Cherokee Album) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jamal At The Pershing Vol. 2 (aka The Cherokee Album)
Cool Jazz 1961
AHMAD JAMAL At The Top: Poinciana Revisited album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At The Top: Poinciana Revisited
Post Bop 1969
AHMAD JAMAL Freeflight album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Freeflight
Post Bop 1971
AHMAD JAMAL Outertimeinnerspace album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Outertimeinnerspace
Post Bop 1972
AHMAD JAMAL Live at Oil Can Harry's album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Live at Oil Can Harry's
Post Bop 1976
AHMAD JAMAL In Concert (aka Live at the Midem aka Morning Of The Carnival) album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
In Concert (aka Live at the Midem aka Morning Of The Carnival)
Post Bop 1981
AHMAD JAMAL Live At Bubba's (aka Waltz For Debby) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Bubba's (aka Waltz For Debby)
Post Bop 1981
AHMAD JAMAL American Classical Music (aka Goodbye Mr. Evans) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
American Classical Music (aka Goodbye Mr. Evans)
Post Bop 1982
AHMAD JAMAL Live In Concert - Cannes France '81 Feat. Gary Burton album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Concert - Cannes France '81 Feat. Gary Burton
Post Bop 1983
AHMAD JAMAL Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival 1985 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival 1985
Post Bop 1986
AHMAD JAMAL Live! At Blues Alley album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live! At Blues Alley
Post Bop 1992
AHMAD JAMAL Live in Paris 92 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in Paris 92
Post Bop 1993
AHMAD JAMAL Chicago Revisited album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chicago Revisited
Post Bop 1993
AHMAD JAMAL Olympia 2000 album cover 4.05 | 2 ratings
Olympia 2000
Post Bop 2001
AHMAD JAMAL Live In Paris 1996 album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Live In Paris 1996
Post Bop 2003
AHMAD JAMAL After Fajr album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
After Fajr
Post Bop 2004
AHMAD JAMAL Ahmad Jamal & Yusef Lateef: Live At The Olympia album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Ahmad Jamal & Yusef Lateef: Live At The Olympia
World Fusion 2014
AHMAD JAMAL Live in Marciac, August 5th 2014 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in Marciac, August 5th 2014
Post Bop 2015

AHMAD JAMAL demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

AHMAD JAMAL re-issues & compilations

AHMAD JAMAL Poinciana album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Poinciana
Cool Jazz 1963
AHMAD JAMAL Sun Set album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sun Set
Cool Jazz 1976
AHMAD JAMAL Genetic Walk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Genetic Walk
Jazz Related RnB 1980
AHMAD JAMAL Intervals album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Intervals
Jazz Related RnB 1980
AHMAD JAMAL Live at the Pershing & The Spotlight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Pershing & The Spotlight
Cool Jazz 1989
AHMAD JAMAL Ahmad's Blues album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Ahmad's Blues
Cool Jazz 1994
AHMAD JAMAL The Essence, Part 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essence, Part 1
Cool Jazz 1994
AHMAD JAMAL Cross Country Tour: 1958-1961 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cross Country Tour: 1958-1961
Cool Jazz 1998
AHMAD JAMAL Priceless Jazz Collection: Ahmad Jamal album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Priceless Jazz Collection: Ahmad Jamal
Post Bop 1998
AHMAD JAMAL The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Cool Jazz 2005
AHMAD JAMAL Complete Recordings feat. Ray Crawford & Israel Crosby (1951-56) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete Recordings feat. Ray Crawford & Israel Crosby (1951-56)
Cool Jazz 2006
AHMAD JAMAL Complete Live At The Pershing Lounge 1958 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete Live At The Pershing Lounge 1958
Cool Jazz 2007
AHMAD JAMAL The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62
Cool Jazz 2010
AHMAD JAMAL The Legendary 1958 Pershing Lounge & Spotlite Club Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Legendary 1958 Pershing Lounge & Spotlite Club Recordings
Cool Jazz 2011
AHMAD JAMAL Poinciana Revisited & Freeflight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Poinciana Revisited & Freeflight
Post Bop 2011
AHMAD JAMAL The Classic 1958-1962 Recordings (5CD) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Classic 1958-1962 Recordings (5CD)
Cool Jazz 2013
AHMAD JAMAL Trio & Quintet Recordings with Ray Crawford album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trio & Quintet Recordings with Ray Crawford
Cool Jazz 2016

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Live In Cannes
Cool Jazz 2005

AHMAD JAMAL Reviews

AHMAD JAMAL Saturday Morning - La Buissonne Studio Sessions

Album · 2013 · Post Bop
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At age 83 Ahmad Jamal has seen many musical styles come and go and has been a part of many of these changes, while also always maintaining his own personal sound. On his latest CD, “Saturday Morning”, Ahmad's piano solos seem to reflect this world of experience with musical quotes from earlier in Jamal’s career mixing with phrases from practically the entire history of music. 60s pop songs, Ellington, Chopin and others all mix with Jamal’s whirlwind of original ideas as each phrase always takes the unexpected turn. What we have on “Saturday” is eleven tunes (title track “Saturday Morning“ is played twice), nine are originals and two are standards given very Jamal makeovers. Two of the originals have appeared on previous albums, but with a totally different sound. The approach on here is typical Ahmad Jamal in that there are no pretentious gimmicks or trendy diversions, just one of the best pianists alive playing with a very responsive rhythm section that has a great feel for fusing modern rhythms with jazz.

Its interesting how things can eventually come full circle. In the mid 50s Jamal was a pioneer in the “less is more” approach to music, an approach that found a place in popular culture with the 50s relaxed hip sounds of cool jazz and exotic lounge music. During the 70s and 80s Jamal got with the more extroverted and extravagant culture and often played in an aggressive post bop/fusion jam band style like many others. Flash forward to the mid-90s and the ‘lounge’ aesthetic has returned via trip-hop and chill room exoticism, and it would seem that this cultural return has not been lost on Jamal. Fortunately “Saturday Morning” is not some overly trendy misguided stab at trip-hop, but percussionist Manolo Badrena and drummer Herlin Riley’s use of laid back hip-hop beats and Caribbean dub grooves mixes well with Jamal’s return to a more relaxed approach to the piano and the end result is a nice blend between a modern chill room vibe and virtuoso piano playing that really gives you something to listen to. Jamal has returned somewhat to his early “lounge” sound in some respects, but the Jamal of today is much busier with wild flourishes and occasional hectic rapid fire sequences. There is a surprise lurking around every corner and when he cuts loose, Ahamd has no problem showing he can hang with the Tyners and Cecil Taylors of physical piano assault. Some tunes, such as “Firefly”, definitely work their way into more high energy territory.

There is no resting on his laurels for Ahamad Jamal, “Saturday Morning” is proof that he remains current and creative to the minute. Its great to hear him and his band incorporate modern approaches and rhythms in subtle ways. When the title cut “Saturday Morning” rolls around the second time, towards the end there is a section where Jamal plays a repeating floating chord over a sparse beat, sounds like he’s imitating a DJ manipulating a sample, either way, Jamal keeps his ear open to the present and the past.

AHMAD JAMAL Jamal at the Penthouse

Album · 1959 · Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk
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When Ahmad Jamal hit the jazz scene he represented a whole new fresh approach to the piano. Jamal championed a light style based more on clever nuances and the unexpected, rather than the more virtuoso powerhouse traditions of Art Tatum and his many followers. Critics didn’t take to Ahmad right away as they saw his lighter approach being more akin to lounge and pop pianists rather than a serious jazz musician. Undaunted, Jamal carried forward with his new style and picked up some serious admirers along the way, including Miles Davis who encouraged his pianists to play more like Jamal. After releasing a couple excellent jazz albums, Jamal seemed to almost taunt his critics by veering more into pop territory when he recorded “Jamal at the Penthouse”, with his old friend Joeseph Kennedy supplying string arrangements. String arrangements are usually seen as a death blow to the hardcore jazz fan, consider all the grief Parker received for going that route, and although “Penthouse” may not be a serious jazz album, it is an excellent artsy semi-pop album that should appeal to fans of exotic lounge music and creative ambience.

The first side of “Penthouse” centers around four popular tunes that feature Kennedy’s strings and Jamal’s always witty fills. Kennedy proves to be a good match for Jamal as his arrangements have a similar light-hearted wit and casual nuance. These tunes on side one are nice, but things get more interesting on side two when Jamal opens with a couple originals that display his strengths as a composer. These compositions are unique enough that it is hard to find a comparison except possibly the equally original work of Herbie Nichols. Another possible description would be a combination of Ravel, George Shearing, Martin Denny and the quirkiness of Stravinsky. Two more pop tunes follow these openers and the album closes with another great original, this time composed by Jamal and Kennedy together.

Overall this is a good album for collectors of artsy pop, but the three Jamal originals definitely stand out above the other pop tunes, making this an album that most Jamal fans will want to own after they pick up his more essential releases. Also, like most mood albums from that era, it comes with a beautiful album cover.

AHMAD JAMAL The Ahmad Jamal Trio

Album · 1956 · Cool Jazz
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Ahmad Jamal’s first couple records, including “The Ahmad Jamal Trio”, may be some of the oddest of his career, and they certainly got a lot of attention when they first came out, unfortunately a lot of it negative. Jamal’s original trio was not the expected piano/bass/drums arrangement, but instead featured Jamal on piano pared with Ray Crawford on guitar and Israel Crosby on acoustic bass. Its an odd sound combination that is made even odder by their personal and creative approaches to their instruments. Serious jazz fans were initially turned off by Jamal’s light, “loungeish” approach to the piano, and I am sure they were more than a little surprised when they first heard Crawford imitate an electronic bongo machine by tapping his guitar. The combination of Crawford’s proto-Kraftwerk rhythms and Jamal’s quirky lounge piano have made this album highly prized with the exotica collectors, but jazz fans still have mixed opinions about this one.

Throughout this album Jamal’s playing is outstanding. On the album opener, “Perfidia”, Ahmad comes out swinging with odd syncopations of the well-known melody followed by bizarre couterpoints. There is no doubt that he is one of the most original and idiosyncratic voices on the piano, in a similar league with Monk , Ellington and Herbie Nichols. His loungey sound and original chord structures have also been a cross-influence with George Shearing, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock and Martin Denny. Its hard to escape the Jamal influence in modern piano sounds.

Much of side one has a driving Latin jazz groove, which is pushed by Crawford’s faux electro bongos and a guest maraca player on “Rico Pulpa”. On side two the band takes on a more traditional sound as the bongos are pushed to the background or left out entirely. This album is a must have for Ahmad Jamal fans and collectors of odd instrumental sounds.

AHMAD JAMAL Happy Moods

Album · 1960 · Cool Jazz
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Its certainly not hard to find musicians with powerhouse technique in the world of jazz. Going back to jazz’s earliest days, cutting contests established a tradition in which artists would try to blow each other off the stage with overt displays of virtuosity, but what about the artist with something unique to say. If you prefer those who keep their technique in check and favor quirky individualistic approaches to their instrument, then Ahmad Jamal might be your ticket. Jamal belongs in a unique class of piano players that might also include Duke Ellington, Theolonius Monk and Herbie Nichols, players who know how to pace their solos and use quiet space as a tool that can be more effective than streams of notes. Its hard to believe that critics once questioned Jamal’s validity as a jazz artist due to his frequent use of a very light “loungeish” touch on the piano, because Jamal obviously has power to spare when such an approach is called for. Rather than puff up his solos with attempts to prove instrumental power, Jamal instead treats the piano like a small orchestra and provides the shades and colors that fit the moment the best.

“Happy Moments” was recorded when Jamal’s musical vision was at an early peak. Albums he had released just a few years earlier established him as very popular and commercially successful, not an easy feat in the financially troubled world of jazz. Jamal’s rhythm section on here, Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums, was one of his most sympathetic as they effortlessly follow Jamal’s many moods and often abrupt changes in volume. If “Happy Moods” isn’t Jamal’s best, it certainly is very representative of his playing at a time when he was drawing a lot of attention.

I would highly recommend this album for fans of jazz piano who have been curious about the Jamal legacy. Jamal is one of those rare musicians who never seem to fatigue my listening. There is always something unexpected lurking around the corner and so much sly humor as he strings people along with his odd ideas and sometimes almost avant-garde asides that slip by barely noticed.

AHMAD JAMAL Nature: The Essence, Part III

Album · 1998 · Post Bop
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This album is pretty gosh darn freaking good. I mean, it starts with what is probably the best track on the album, a Caribbean-tinted straight-eighths tune with a simple chord progression on which Jamal fills constantly. It's amazing that he can improvise such rhythmic and harmonic complexity, although I guess that's the nature of jazz itself. The rest of the album is also fantastic, highlights including "Cabin in the Sky" and "Devil's in my Den," featuring a lovely tenor player. Ahmad is as always a master of making dissonance consonant. And Othello Monileux's pans give the whole album a Caribbean vibe. This is a great album, and you should buy it.

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1981 - Ahmad Jamal in Concert with Gary Burton - fantastic album (is missing)

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