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Got to have this one...

Even Miles Davis liked Ahmad Jamal, so you know the guy could play. Great use of space and harmony, and the trio was very, very good.

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CoolFreeHardBop - a certified Groovologist (remastered 11/30/2010)

Sublime

Ahmad Jamal and his two shadows create mood and texture in each of these tracks. Highly recommend your dipping your toes in their deep, cool waters...

Pure Joy

Ahmad Jamal is the finest jazz pianist that ever lived. His music is both joyous and addictive.

Biography

Born: July 2, 1930 in Pittsburgh, PA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

One of the most individualistic pianists, composers, and arrangers of his generation, Ahmad Jamal's disciplined technique and minimalist style had a huge impact on trumpeter Miles Davis, and Jamal is often cited as contributing to the development of cool jazz throughout the 1950s. Though Jamal was a highly technically proficient player, well-versed in the gymnastic idioms of swing and bebop, he chose to play in a more pared down and nuanced style. Which is to say that while he played with the skill...
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  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Hard Bop
  • Released: Sep 06, 1958

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