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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
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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 - 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 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.

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
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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 - The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings (2005) {Epic}

Ahmad Jamal - The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings (2005) {Epic}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 258MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 192MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Cool

This collection brings together the early OKeh and Epic recordings of innovative jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal, recorded between 1951 and 1955. Jamal ushered in a new era of melodic improvisation that stood in sharp contrast to bebop's previous innovations. These recordings were all done in trio settings, where the pianist was accompanied by guitarist Ray Crawford, and either Eddie Calhoun (1951 and 1952) or Israel Crosby on bass. The shimmering solos and light as a feather chord voicings are anything but lightweight. Sharp, harmonic invention, economical yet intuitive phrasing, and a deft sense of time pushed Jamal's star to ascendancy.

Ahmad Jamal - Pittsburgh (1989)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at June 13, 2015
Ahmad Jamal - Pittsburgh (1989)

Ahmad Jamal - Pittsburgh (1989)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 116 MB
Genre: jazz

Pittsburgh is a 1989 album by jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal. This was released by Atlantic Records. The album also features James Cammack on bass and David Bowler on drums.

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 - Chamber Music Of The New Jazz (1955)  

Posted by TestTickles at June 6, 2015
Ahmad Jamal Trio - Chamber Music Of The New Jazz (1955)

Ahmad Jamal Trio - Chamber Music Of The New Jazz (1955)
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MP3 @ 72mb | CBR 320kbps | RAR
Genre: jazz

Chamber Music Of The New Jazz is an Argo1955 album by the Ahmad Jamal Trio, which features Ray Crawford on guitar and Israel Crosby on bass. This was released by the Verve Music Group on 14 September, 2004.