Ahmad Jamal

Ahmad Jamal - Ahmad Jamal's Alhambra (1961/2013) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Ahmad Jamal - Ahmad Jamal's Alhambra (1961/2013)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 42:16 minutes | 1,06 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 42:16 minutes | 878 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Ahmad Jamal's Alhambra, recorded live in June 1961 by engineer Ron Malo (the same man who recorded the classic Muddy Waters/Folk Singer), might not be as famous or well-known as Bill Evans' Waltz For Debby, but it belongs in the same class. This is such a beautiful performance and perfect recording that it by rights should be an all-time audiophile classic. And as a DSD, hi-res download, it's finally got its chance to get its due. This is as intimate and detailed a live recording as exists. You're in the room! One of the All-Time-Best Recordings, Captured by Needle Drop Direct to DSD.

Ahmad Jamal - Marseille (2017) {Jazz Village}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 2, 2018
Ahmad Jamal - Marseille (2017) {Jazz Village}

Ahmad Jamal - Marseille (2017) {Jazz Village}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 200dpi | 326MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Post-Bop

An octogenarian jazz master who exerted an influence on not just other pianists, but most prominently on Miles Davis, Ahmad Jamal has remained a vital presence on the music scene since the 1950s. His nuanced 2017 album, Marseille, finds him drawing upon his years of experience with a set of originals and covers that reveal just how vital and creative he remains. Primarily, the album showcases three distinctly varied interpretations of the title track, a hypnotic, modal ode to a city he loves, and to a greater extent a country that awarded him the prestigious Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et de Lettres in 2007. In fact, Marseille was even recorded in France; specifically in the Parisian suburb of Malakoff. Joining Jamal are several longtime associates including bassist James Cammack, former Jazz at Lincoln Center drummer Herlin Riley, and percussionist Manolo Badrena.

Ahmad Jamal - It's Magic (2008) {Dreyfus}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 30, 2018
Ahmad Jamal - It's Magic (2008) {Dreyfus}

Ahmad Jamal - It's Magic (2008) {Dreyfus}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 304MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 150MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Ahmad Jamal's minimalist style has served him well throughout his career, as he enjoys making frequent sudden detours in the midst of a performance, with his intuitive rhythm section able to adapt on the fly. His longtime bassist James Cammack and drummer Idris Muhammad are joined by Latin percussionist Manolo Badrena for these 2007 sessions.

Ahmad Jamal - Macanudo (1962/2014)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 18, 2018
Ahmad Jamal - Macanudo (1962/2014)

Ahmad Jamal - Macanudo (1962/2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 385.15 Mb | 65:25 | Covers
Post-Bop, Latin Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Solar Records - 4569949

"Madanudo" was one of Ahmad Jamal's first recordings not in his familiar trio format - he's the only soloist in a program of original compositions and arrangements from the talented Richard Evans, well played by an anonymous big band (with occasional strings). As the (surprisingly candid) liner notes mention, this could really be considered a Richard Evans album, with Jamal relegated to a relatively minor role, one that could be filled by any number of pianists. (In this regard, this is similar to that "Theme From The V.I.P.'s," where Bill Evans apparently just showed up and played the piano parts - it could have just as easily been Rodger Williams; however, "Macanudo" is a far superior album to that dreary effort.)

Ahmad Jamal - Blue Moon (2012) {Jazz Village}  Music

Posted by tiburon at July 4, 2016
Ahmad Jamal - Blue Moon (2012) {Jazz Village}

Ahmad Jamal - Blue Moon (2012) {Jazz Village}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 469MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 225MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Still going strong at the age of 81, legendary jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal's love letter to his favorite Broadway, Hollywood, and Great American Songbook classics, Blue Moon, is arguably one of his most accomplished efforts since his Chess/Impulse! heyday. The Pittsburgh virtuoso, once credited by Miles Davis as a major influence on his career, shows that age is no barrier to invention with six exquisite reworkings of postwar standards.

Ahmad Jamal - A Quiet Time (2009) {Dreyfus}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 23, 2013
Ahmad Jamal - A Quiet Time (2009) {Dreyfus}

Ahmad Jamal - A Quiet Time (2009) {Dreyfus}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 402MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 195MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Well into his golden years, Ahmad Jamal continues to tour and record with the vigor of a man half his age. What is also evident is that his artistic sense is as high as it has ever been, as he consistently doles out fresh new melodies charged by his extraordinary talent, which is hardly reined in.

Ahmad Jamal - Greatest Hits (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 14, 2018
Ahmad Jamal - Greatest Hits (2018)

Ahmad Jamal - Greatest Hits (2018)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:14 | 152 MB
Label: Vintage Jukebox

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 of a virtuoso, it was often what he chose not to play that marked him as an innovator. Influenced by such pianists as Errol Garner, Art Tatum, and Nat King Cole, as well as big-band and orchestral music, Jamal developed his own boundary-pushing approach to modern jazz that incorporated an abundance of space, an adept use of tension and release, unexpected rhythmic phrasing and dynamics, and a highly melodic, compositional style.
Ahmad Jamal - The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62 (2010) {9CD BoxSet Mosaic MD9 246}

Ahmad Jamal - The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62 (2010) {9CD BoxSet Mosaic MD9 246}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 2.84 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.26 Gb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 43 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Mosaic Records / UMG | MD9 246
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Piano

Miles once said, "All my inspiration today comes from Ahmad Jamal." These recordings are the reason why. The mid fifties was a fertile time for jazz; fresh, original ensembles were taking shape all over the country. The Modern Jazz Quartet, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, The Jazz Messengers and the Ahmad Jamal Trio immediately come to mind. Among musicians, each group had its imitators and its creative disciples who took its innovations one step further.

Ahmad Jamal - Poinciana (1951-55) {CBS RK 44394 rel 1989}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Aug. 16, 2017
Ahmad Jamal - Poinciana (1951-55) {CBS RK 44394 rel 1989}

Ahmad Jamal - Poinciana (1951-55) {CBS RK 44394 rel 1989}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 84 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 83 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1951-55, 1989 CBS Records | RK 44394
Jazz / Cool / Piano

This fascinating date features pianist Ahmad Jamal at the beginning of his recording career. With guitarist Ray Crawford and either Eddie Calhoun or Israel Crosby on bass, Jamal showcases a style that would be a major influence on Miles Davis' music. Jamal's use of space and dynamics was very different than the style of any other jazz pianist of the era. His versions of "Old Devil Moon," "Will You Still Be Mine?," "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," and "A Gal in Calico" inspired Miles to record the songs in a similar fashion, and his "Billy Boy" became the basis of a performance by the Red Garland Trio. Most fascinating is Jamal's inventive interpretation of "Pavanne," for it has a section very reminiscent of "So What" (which was not "composed" by Davis until over two years later) and a melody statement that is exactly the same as John Coltrane's "Impressions."
Ahmad Jamal Trio - Chamber Music Of The New Jazz (1955) {2004 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP]**

Ahmad Jamal Trio - Chamber Music Of The New Jazz (1955) {2004 Verve Music Group}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log @ 101mb | scans
MP3 @ 72mb | CBR 320kbps | RAR
Genre: jazz

Chamber Music Of The New Jazz is an Argo1955 album by the Ahmad Jamal Trio, which features Ray Crawford on guitar and Israel Crosby on bass. This was released by the Verve Music Group on 14 September, 2004.