Ahmad Jamal The Legendary Okeh

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: The Legendary Okeh & Epic Sessions  

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 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 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
Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 43 Mb
© 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 - 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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 2.85 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.3 Gb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 43 Mb
© 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 - 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 - 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
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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 at the Olympia - June 27, 2012 (2014)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Feb. 5, 2015
Ahmad Jamal - Live at the Olympia - June 27, 2012 (2014)

Ahmad Jamal - Live at the Olympia - June 27, 2012 (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 106:11 min | 252 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Jazz Village

This set documents an historic concert that took place in Paris on June 27, 2012. The great Ahmad Jamal, enjoying a return to the jazz charts thanks to his recent releases on Jazz Village, began by playing selections from his album Blue Moon. Then the pianist was joined on stage by the equally legendary Yusef Lateef, who had played with Jamal in the glory days of the Atlantic label. These two artists channeled the past and reinvented the future as they worked their musical magic.

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 - Blue Moon: The New York Session (2012)  Music

Posted by Hungry Mind at July 1, 2012
Ahmad Jamal - Blue Moon: The New York Session (2012)

Ahmad Jamal - Blue Moon: The New York Session (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 441 MB | Scans JPG - 53 MB
Genre: jazz, post-bop | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Jazz Village/Harmonia Mundi | CAT # JV 570001 | 2012

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, from a romantic orchestral take on the title track to Otto Preminger's 1944 film Laura to a delicately whimsical interpretation of Charlie Parker's "Gypsy."