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Ahmad Jamal

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Ahmad Jamal (born Fritz Russell Jones, July 2, 1930) is an American jazz pianist, composer, and educator. According to American music critic Stanley Crouch, Jamal is second in importance in the development of jazz after 1945 only to Charlie Parker. For five decades, he has been one of the most successful small-group leaders in jazz. Biography: Early life: Jamal was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He began playing piano at the age of three, when his uncle Lawrence challenged him to duplicate what he was doing on the piano. Jamal began formal piano training at the age of seven with Mary Cardwell Dawson, whom he describes as greatly influencing him. His Pittsburgh roots have remained an important part of his identity ("Pittsburgh meant everything to me and it still does," he said in 2001) and it was there that he was immersed in the influence of jazz artists such as Earl Hines, Billy Strayhorn, Mary Lou Williams, and Erroll Garner. Jamal also studied with pianist James Miller and...

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Discography

  • Ahmad Jamal at the Pershing: But Not for Me, 1983
  • Macanudo, 1962
  • In Search of... Momentum [1-10], 2003
  • Cry Young, 1967
  • The CBS Jazz Piano Collection - Ahmad Jamal, Volume 1: "The Three Strings", 1989
  • The Essence, Part 1, 1996
  • Jamalca, 1974
  • Olympia 2000, 2001
  • Jamal Plays Jamal, 1974
  • The CBS Jazz Piano Collection - Ahmad Jamal, Volume 2: "The Ahmad Jamal Trio", 1989
  • Poinciana, 1989
  • At the Top: Poinciana Revisited, 1969
  • Naked City Theme, 1964
  • Digital Works, 1985
  • The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd, 1965
  • Heat Wave, 1966
  • Blue Moon, 2012
  • Ahmad Jamal à Paris, 1996
  • It's Magic, 2008
  • Jamal at the Penthouse, 1959
  • Picture Perfect, 2001
  • Nature: The Essence, Part III, 1998
  • At the Pershing
  • Rhapsody, 1965
  • Ahmad Jamal '73, 1973
  • Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival 1985
  • Chamber Music of the New Jazz, 2004
  • Big Byrd: The Essence, Part 2, 1997
  • Portfolio, 2004
  • Live in Paris 92, 2003
  • In Search of... Momentum, 2003
  • Chicago Revisited, 1993
  • Priceless Jazz Collection: Ahmad Jamal, 1998
  • Live at Midem, 2000
  • Live in Paris 1996, 2003
  • Steppin Out With a Dream, 1976
  • Standard-Eyes, 1961
  • I Remember Duke, Hoagy & Strayhorn
  • Complete Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62
  • Ahmad Jamal at the Blackhawk, 1961
  • Genetic Walk, 1980
  • One, 1978
  • Live at the Alhambra
  • Crystal, 1987
  • Rossiter Road, 1986
  • After Fajr, 2005
  • The Bright, the Blue and the Beautiful, 1968
  • Poinciana Revisited / Freeflight, 2011
  • Intervals, 1980
  • The Best of Ahmad Jamal, 1981
  • Saturday Morning, 2013
  • The Good Life
  • Ahmad's Blues, 1994
  • Live at the Pershing & The Spotlight
  • A Quiet Time, 2009
  • Midnite Jazz & Blues: Waltz for Debby, 2001
  • Pittsburgh, 1989
  • The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
  • Night Song
  • Just Jazz: Live, 2005

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