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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}
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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.

Ahmad Jamal - Live (2002)  Music

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

Ahmad Jamal - Live (2002)
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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 - 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}
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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 - 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}
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© 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}
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© 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 - Live In Cannes (2005)  Music

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

Ahmad Jamal - Live In Cannes (2005)
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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)
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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 Awakening (1970) {Impulse!}  Music

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

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

Zappa Plays Zappa - House Of Blues (2015) [WEB DL 720p]  Music

Posted by v3122 at May 11, 2015
Zappa Plays Zappa - House Of Blues (2015) [WEB DL 720p]

Zappa Plays Zappa - House Of Blues (2015)
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Jazz / Rock | 02:46:16 | ~ 7.51 Gb

Awe-inspiring musicianship, incredible musical interplay, fantastic dynamics, inspirational solos, climactic crescendos, and a great repertoire of amazing music from the brilliant mind of Frank Zappa….makes this band one of the best ever!…
Ahmad Jamal Trio - Complete Live At The Spotlite Club 1958 (2007)

Ahmad Jamal Trio - Complete Live At The Spotlite Club 1958 (2007)
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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.