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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.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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 Trio - The Classic 1958-1962 Recordings (2013) [5CD] {Jazz Dynamics 24-bit Remaster}

Ahmad Jamal Trio - The Classic 1958-1962 Recordings (2013) [5CD] {Jazz Dynamics 24-bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.89 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 911 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 541 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Jazz Dynamics | Jazz Dynamics 006
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / Piano

This release compiles all of the originally issued recordings made by the classic Ahmad Jamal Trio with Israel Crosby and Vernel Fournier between 1958 and 1962 (Crosby died on August 11, 1962 at the age of 43). Included here are the legendary club performances taped in 1958 at the Pershing Lounge, in Chicago, as well as the subsequent sets recorded at the Spotlight, the Alhambra and the Blackhawk, plus various other sessions. This was the music that made Jamal famous. As a bonus, nine earlier versions of tunes from our set recorded by different formations of the Jamal trio.