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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 - 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.)

Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Nov. 26, 2017
Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Stuart Schaar, "Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age"
2015 | ISBN-10: 0231171560, 0231171579 | 240 pages | PDF | 15 MB

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.

Revelation and Falsification: The Kitab Al-qira'at of Ahmad B. Muhammad Al-sayyari  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at April 20, 2018
Revelation and Falsification: The Kitab Al-qira'at of Ahmad B. Muhammad Al-sayyari

Revelation and Falsification: The Kitab Al-qira'at of Ahmad B. Muhammad Al-sayyari by Etan Kohlberg, Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi
English | 2009 | ISBN: 900416782X | 650 Pages | PDF | 10.3 MB

For all Muslims the Quran is the word of God. In the first centuries of Islam, however, many individuals and groups, and some ShiEis, believed that the generally accepted text of the Quran is corrupt.

Aeham Ahmad - Il pianista di Yarmouk  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at April 9, 2018
Aeham Ahmad - Il pianista di Yarmouk

Aeham Ahmad - Il pianista di Yarmouk
Italian | 2018 | 348 pages | ISBN: 8893444909 | EPUB | 2,1 MB

Un giovane suona il pianoforte in mezzo a una strada bombardata. Suona per i suoi vicini, soprattutto per i bambini, per distrarli dalle atrocità della guerra: un'immagine che ha fatto il giro del mondo diventando un simbolo della catastrofe in Siria, ma anche dell'inestinguibile volontà dell'uomo di opporsi in ogni modo alla distruzione. Il suono di quello strumento ha raggiunto e commosso milioni di persone nel mondo su YouTube. Ora Aeham Ahmad racconta la propria storia: l'infanzia in una Siria ancora in pace, l'inizio delle rivolte preludio di una guerra terribile, la fuga per la stessa via battuta da migliaia di disperati. Un lungo e pericoloso viaggio via terra, la drammatica traversata del Mediterraneo, le insidie della rotta balcanica. Fino alla nuova vita in Germania, dove ha realizzato il suo sogno di artista e si esibisce nelle più importanti sale concerti, ma è costretto a vivere lontano dalla sua famiglia rimasta in Siria. Allora come oggi, è la musica che gli ha salvato la vita a dargli conforto e infondergli coraggio. La storia vera, raccontata in prima persona, di un pianista che ha sfidato le bombe e i terroristi in nome della sua musica, un caso mondiale, una commovente testimonianza di resistenza e fede nell'arte.

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.