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Ahmad Jamal - Crystal (1987)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at June 13, 2015
Ahmad Jamal - Crystal (1987)

Ahmad Jamal - Crystal (1987)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 100 MB
Genre: jazz

Crystal is a 1987 album by jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal. This was released by Atlantic Records. The version of "Swahililand" is a different version than the one sampled by producer Dilla and De La Soul for their song "Stakes Is High". Joining Jamal on this album are James Cammack (bass), David Bowler (drums), and Willie White (percussion).

Ahmad Jamal - Live In Cannes (2005)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Oct. 26, 2013
Ahmad Jamal - Live In Cannes (2005)

Ahmad Jamal - Live In Cannes (2005)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 6 481 Kbps, 720 x 576at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, AC-3 2ch. at 224 Kbps, DTS 6ch. at 755 Kbps
Genre: Jazz | Label: Alpha Centauri Ent. | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 19 July 2005 | Runtime: 61 min. | 3,53 GB (DVD5)

This performance by pianist Ahmad Jamal was recorded at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France in 1981 and features such songs as "My Funny Valentine" and "Dolphin Dance."
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.

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 - Live (2002)  Music

Posted by robi62 at July 20, 2012
Ahmad Jamal - Live (2002)

Ahmad Jamal - Live (2002)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 7 164 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 192 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Quantum Leap | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 20 May 2002 | Runtime: 60 min. | 3,12 GB (DVD5)

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. Jamal's manipulations of space and silence, tension and release, and dynamics all broke new ground, and had an impact far beyond Jamal's favored piano trio format. As an arranger, Jamal made the most of his small-group settings by thinking of them in orchestral terms: using his trademark devices to create contrast and dramatic effect, and allowing the rhythm section a great deal of independence in its interplay.

Ahmad Jamal: Crystal  Music

Posted by Alexix at Dec. 4, 2007
Ahmad Jamal: Crystal

Ahmad Jamal: Crystal
Jazz | Pt 44:25 | Covers | Ape > 202 Mb | Mp3 320 > 108 Mb
Label: Atlantic | 1987

There are some magical moments on this quartet set featuring pianist Ahmad Jamal, bassist James Cammack, drummer David Bowles and percussionist Willie White. Jamal's control of dynamics and inventive use of space proved to be as effective as it had been when he first made his mark in the 1950s, although his chord voicings and general style had evolved. Jamal and his group perform ten of his originals with taste, swing and subtle surprises. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide.
Ahmad Jamal Trio - Complete Live At The Spotlite Club 1958 (2CD) (2007) {Gambit}

Ahmad Jamal Trio - Complete Live At The Spotlite Club 1958 (2CD) (2007) {Gambit}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 631 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 249 mb
Genre: jazz

Complete Live At The Spotlite Club 1958 is a 2007 album by the Ahmad Jamal Trio. It consists of performances at a nightclub. This was released by the Gambit label.
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 - 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 - 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.