Ahmad Jamal Jamal Plays Jamal

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 - 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 - Poinciana Revisited & Freeflight (1969, 1971) {2011 Impulse! 2-on-1 Remaster}

Ahmad Jamal - Poinciana Revisited & Freeflight (1969, 1971) {2011 Impulse! 2-on-1 Remaster}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 490 MB | Scans JPG - 239 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.98) - 193 MB
Genre: jazz | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Impulse! / Verve | CAT # 06007 5334730 | 2011

This collection is evidence that there really are bargains on the compact disc market. Both albums presented here, Ahmad Jamal at the Top: Poinciana Revisited and Freeflight, offer excellent portraits of the great pianist in transition at the end of the '60s and beginning of the '70s. Both feature Jamal's great rhythm section of bassist Jamil Sulieman Nasser and drummer Frank Grant. The first date was recorded in in 1969 at the Top of the Village Gate in New York City. Its reveals Jamal playing in a more driving, percussive style, though he keeps his utterly elegant chord voicings intact.
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
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© 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 - 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 Trio - Complete Live At The Spotlite Club 1958 (2007)

Ahmad Jamal Trio - Complete Live At The Spotlite Club 1958 (2007)
EAC | 2 CD | FLAC(tracks)+CUE+LOG+SCANS> 699Mb | MP3 320 > 275Mb | 106:39 min
Jazz, Hard-bop | Gambit Records

Gambit presents the Ahmad Jamal Trio recorded Live at the Spotlite Club in Washington, D.C. on September 5 and 6, 1958. Beautifully remastered and carefully sequenced so as to closely approximate the original order of presentation, these performances illustrate the dramatic interplay between pianist Jamal, bassist Israel Crosby and drummer Vernell Fournier.
Ahmad Jamal – Chicago Revisited – Live At Joe Segal’s Jazz Showcase (1993)

Ahmad Jamal – Chicago Revisited – Live At Joe Segal’s Jazz Showcase (1993)
Telarc Jazz Digital Recording | 1993| Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 307Mb+16Mb

Although it had been more than 40 years since his debut recording, pianist Ahmad Jamal's playing was as viable as ever in the 1990s. Teamed up with bassist John Heard and drummer Yoron Israel for this live Telarc CD, Jamal plays a particularly inspired repertoire that includes "All the Things You Are," Clifford Brown's "Daahoud," John Handy's "Dance to the Lady" and "Be My Love" among its nine selections. Jamal's style had developed since his early days, but his basic approach was unchanged while still sounding quite fresh. This date is an excellent example of Ahmad Jamal's unique sound and highly appealing music in the '90s.

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.

Ahmal Jamal - Marseille (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at July 4, 2017
Ahmal Jamal - Marseille (2017)

Ahmal Jamal - Marseille
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, artwork | 59:33 min | 326 MB
Label: Jazz Village – JV 570136 | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017
Jazz

A new album by legendary pianist and composer Ahmad Jamal is always a hotly anticipated event. But Marseille has an additional glow of excitement as it is a very personal expression of the sincere and long-standing mutual admiration that has existed between the American artist and French audiences for over six decades. The title track of the record is a love letter to the iconic Southern city whose magnificent port and dazzling light have inspired numerous artists and filmmakers over the years. In a daring departure for Jamal, it features a striking performance by French rapper Abd Al Malik. Marseille is the work of a master musician who never says more than he has to but always says enough to make the world sit up and listen.