Ahmad Jamal The Legendary Okeh

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

Ahmad Jamal - The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings (2005) {Epic}
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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: The Legendary Okeh & Epic Sessions  Music

Posted by Alexix at Nov. 30, 2007
Ahmad Jamal: The Legendary Okeh & Epic Sessions

Ahmad Jamal: The Legendary Okeh & Epic Sessions
Jazz | Pt 75:34 | Full scan | Mp3 320 > 199 Mb | Ape > 269 Mb
Label: Epic | rec 1951-55 | 2005

Recorded between 1951 and `55, these LEGENDARY OKEH & EPIC sessions present the revered, though often underrated, jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal hitting his stride. Backed by Ray Crawford on guitar and either Israel Crosby or Eddie Calhoun on bass, Jamal unveils inventive percussion-less takes on a number of standards, along with two originals, with his spare yet energetic piano work showcased on every track. These are the recordings that directly influenced Miles Davis`s late-`50s aesthetic, and this beautifully remastered collection is a reissue of the highest order. For aficionados of jazz piano, this album is essential.
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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© 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 - The Awakening (1970) {Impulse!}  Music

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

Ahmad Jamal - The Awakening (1970) {Impulse!}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 252MB + 5% Recovery
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.

Ahmad Jamal - The Essence, Part 1 (1995) {REPOST}  Music

Posted by Bezz at Dec. 31, 2012
Ahmad Jamal - The Essence, Part 1 (1995) {REPOST}

Ahmad Jamal - The Essence, Part 1 (1995) {REPOST}
XLD rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | 340 Mb(Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Cool, Post-Bop, Piano Jazz | Label ~ Birdology Records

Ahmad Jamal - The Essence, Part 1  Music

Posted by Oceandrop at Jan. 5, 2010
Ahmad Jamal - The Essence, Part 1

Ahmad Jamal - The Essence, Part 1 (1995)
Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC (Seperated), LOG, No CUE, RS, 4 parts, 305 MB total. | Complete Scans
Audio CD, Label: Polygram Records, 529 327-2, Release Date: April 23, 1996, 1 CD.

Ahmad Jamal (p), with James Cammack & Jamil Nasser (b), Idris Muhammad (d), Manolo Badrena (perc.) and George Coleman (ts). Studio recording.

Ahmad Jamal - Poinciana (1951-55) {CBS RK 44394 rel 1989}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Aug. 16, 2017
Ahmad Jamal - Poinciana (1951-55) {CBS RK 44394 rel 1989}

Ahmad Jamal - Poinciana (1951-55) {CBS RK 44394 rel 1989}
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© 1951-55, 1989 CBS Records | RK 44394
Jazz / Cool / Piano

This fascinating date features pianist Ahmad Jamal at the beginning of his recording career. With guitarist Ray Crawford and either Eddie Calhoun or Israel Crosby on bass, Jamal showcases a style that would be a major influence on Miles Davis' music. Jamal's use of space and dynamics was very different than the style of any other jazz pianist of the era. His versions of "Old Devil Moon," "Will You Still Be Mine?," "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," and "A Gal in Calico" inspired Miles to record the songs in a similar fashion, and his "Billy Boy" became the basis of a performance by the Red Garland Trio. Most fascinating is Jamal's inventive interpretation of "Pavanne," for it has a section very reminiscent of "So What" (which was not "composed" by Davis until over two years later) and a melody statement that is exactly the same as John Coltrane's "Impressions."
Ahmad Jamal Trio - Chamber Music Of The New Jazz (1955) {2004 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP]**

Ahmad Jamal Trio - Chamber Music Of The New Jazz (1955) {2004 Verve Music Group}
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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.

Ahmad Jamal - Marseille (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at June 13, 2017
Ahmad Jamal - Marseille (2017)

Ahmad Jamal - Marseille (2017)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:59:38 | 136 MB
Label: Jazz Village

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.

Ahmad Jamal - Marseille (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at June 12, 2017
Ahmad Jamal - Marseille (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ahmad Jamal - Marseille (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:38 minutes | 1,26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

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.