Ahmad Jamal

Ahmad Jamal - The Awakening (1970) {Impulse!}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 23, 2017
Ahmad Jamal - The Awakening (1970) {Impulse!}

Ahmad Jamal - The Awakening (1970) {Impulse!}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 252MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Straight-Ahead Jazz, Post-Bop

The music on this CD has been reissued many times, most recently in 1997. By 1970, pianist Ahmad Jamal's style had changed a bit since the 1950s, becoming denser and more adventurous while still retaining his musical identity. With bassist Jamil Nasser (whose doubletiming lines are sometimes furious) and drummer Frank Gant, Jamal performs two originals (playing over a vamp on "Patterns"), the obscure "I Love Music" and four jazz standards. Intriguing performances showing that Ahmad Jamal was continuing to evolve.

Ahmad Jamal - Pittsburgh (1989)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at June 13, 2015
Ahmad Jamal - Pittsburgh (1989)

Ahmad Jamal - Pittsburgh (1989)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 116 MB
Genre: jazz

Pittsburgh is a 1989 album by jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal. This was released by Atlantic Records. The album also features James Cammack on bass and David Bowler on drums.

Ahmad Jamal Trio - Live At The Munich Philharmonie (2004)  Music

Posted by robi62 at July 4, 2013
Ahmad Jamal Trio - Live At The Munich Philharmonie (2004)

Ahmad Jamal Trio - Live At The Munich Philharmonie (2004)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 4 611 Kbps, 720 x 576 (1.333) at 25.000 fps | Audio:AC-3 6 channels at 448 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: TDK Uk Ltd | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 31 May 2004 | Runtime: 72 min. | 2,69 GB (DVD5)

This DVD highlights the advantages perfectly: there are loads of camera angles, and the cutting between long views and close ups of Jamal's facial expressions and hand gestures to the others, Heard's fingering and Israel's cymbals really adds to the live jazz experience.
A sorely underexposed figure and a major influence on Miles Davis, pianist Ahmad Jamal isn't generally ranked among the all-time giants of jazz, but he impressed fellow musicians and record buyers alike with his innovative, minimalist approach.

Ahmad Jamal - The Essence, Part 1 (1995) {REPOST}  Music

Posted by Bezz at Dec. 31, 2012
Ahmad Jamal - The Essence, Part 1 (1995) {REPOST}

Ahmad Jamal - The Essence, Part 1 (1995) {REPOST}
XLD rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | 340 Mb(Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Cool, Post-Bop, Piano Jazz | Label ~ Birdology Records
Ahmad Jamal - The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62 (2010) [9CD BoxSet] {Mosaic, MD9 246} [re-up]

Ahmad Jamal - The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62 (2010) [9CD BoxSet] {Mosaic, MD9 246}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 2.85 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.3 Gb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 43 Mb
© 2010 Mosaic Records / UMG | MD9 246
Jazz / Cool / Post 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 - 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 -> 2.85 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.3 Gb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 43 Mb
© 2010 Mosaic Records / UMG | MD9 246
Jazz / Cool / Post 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 Trio: Live in Paris  Music

Posted by Alexix at Nov. 27, 2007
Ahmad Jamal Trio: Live in Paris

Ahmad Jamal Trio: Live in Paris
Jazz | Pt 62:29 | Covers | Ape > 274 Mb | Mp3 320 > 142 Mb
Label: Dreyfus | Rec 1992 | 2003


Ahmad Jamal's style has become more extroverted and virtuosic since his early days in the 1950s, and his performances with his trio are often more dramatic. However the pianist is still a master at using space and dynamics, interacting closely with his sidemen, and creating music that builds slowly in intensity. His Paris concert from 1992 is an excellent example of his more recent work. Jamal, who takes "Easy Living" and a relatively brief "Look for the Silver Lining" as unaccompanied solo features and plays quite melodically on Erroll Garner's "Dreamy" (the only piece on which he utilizes bassist Todd Coolman and drummer Gordon Lane), otherwise leads one of his finest trios. Bassist James Cammach (an underrated master) and drummer David Bowler listen to Jamal very closely and, even on a complicated medley of "Alone Together," "Laura" and "Wild Is the Wind," they do not miss a cue. Recommended. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide.

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 - Jamal At The Penthouse (1959) {Japan MiniLP 24-bit remaster UCCC-9131}

Ahmad Jamal - Jamal At The Penthouse (1959) {Japan MiniLP 24-bit remaster UCCC-9131}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 165 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 67 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1959, 2005 Argo / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCC-9131 | 24-bit/96kHz remaster
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / Piano

24bit/192kHz digitally remastered with original LP replica cardboard sleeve. A compelling title – as the record was recorded at Nola Penthouse Studios in New York, one of the hippest places to lay down tracks at the time – but the cover shows an image of the Playboy building in Chicago, famous from the TV show Playboy's Penthouse, Hugh Hefner's first foray into television! The actual music is equally compelling too – as the record is one of Ahmad's first non-trio sessions, and features some great larger arrangements from Joe Kennedy – backing the trio of Jamal, Vernel Fournier, and Israel Crosby with some light strings that create a wonderfully dreamy feel! Ahmad's piano glides along wonderfully in such a setting – set free a bit more than usual, and really sounding great on tracks that include "Ivy", "Comme Ci, Comme Ca", "Tangerine", "Never Never Land", "Ahmad's Blues", and "Seleritus".
Ahmad Jamal - Trio and Quintet Recordings With Ray Crawford (2016) {2CD  Él-Cherry Red rec 1955-61}

Ahmad Jamal - Trio and Quintet Recordings With Ray Crawford (2016) {2CD Él-Cherry Red rec 1955-61}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 584 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 360 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1955-61, 2016 Él / Cherry Red Records | ACMEMD309CD
Jazz / Cool / Chamber Jazz / Piano / Guitar

The complete, legendary recordings made by Ahmad Jamal with the guitarist Ray Crawford in Trio and Quintet context. ‘Listen to the way Jamal uses space. He lets it go so that you can feel the rhythm section and the rhythm section can feel you. It’s not crowded. Ahmad is one of my favourites. I live until he makes another record.’ Miles Davis, 1958. The complete, legendary recordings made by Ahmad Jamal with the guitarist Ray Crawford in Trio and Quintet context. Jamal’s trios are considered to be amongst the most important in the history of jazz, creating unique articulations of space, openness and light, which still seem so far ahead of their time and which made such a profound impression on Miles Davis and his arranger, Gil Evans.