The Great Ahmad Jamal

Ahmad Jamal – At The Pershing / But Not For Me

My dad turned me on to Poinciana the other day… holy crap, what an amazing jazz song.    So, for starters, just listen to someone take a jazz piano standard and turn it into something definitive:

[audio:|titles=Ahmad Jamal – Poinciana]

This is just a fantastic merging of percussion and piano.  I wish there was video so I could see if they had halos over their heads or something.

Another spectacular one, Woody’n You:

[audio:|titles=Ahmed Jamal – Woody’n You]

A more chilled out but equally impressive Moonlight in Vermont:

[audio:|titles=Ahmad Jamal – Moonlight in Vermont]

It was hard for me to pick out highlights, because I’ve just been listening to the whole album over and over again.

this blog post is now over, thank you for reading.
as a reminder, it was called: The Great Ahmad Jamal
it's categorized as: Albums, Reviews
link to it, please: Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

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