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James Cammack: Where You At?

By Published: October 9, 2012
Heart and soul is what Cammack's playing is all about, too, though he'll be pouring both in new directions and new projects. There's more to come from Cammack as a leader and there's an exciting recording in the works with violinist Zach Brock
Zach Brock
Zach Brock

violin
and veteran pianist Phil Markowitz, due for release in 2013. In spite of his high- profile gig with Jamal, there's still a tremendous modesty about Cammack: "Man, I'm not a star. I would love to have the star ability and genius of some of these guys like Christian McBride
Christian McBride
Christian McBride
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and John Patitucci
John Patitucci
John Patitucci
b.1959
bass
but I can only do what I do and I try to do the best I can. I'm still trying to grow as a musician," he asserts. No matter where Cammack pitches up, he'll give—as he gave to Mr. Jamal for 29 years—110%. .

Selected Discography

James Cammack, Both Sides of the Coin (Self Produced, 2012)

Joe Alterman, Give Me The Simple Life (Miles High Records, 2012)

Larry Coryell, Montgomery (Patuxent Music, 2011)

Ahmad Jamal, A Quiet Time (Dreyfus Jazz, 2010)

Ahmad Jamal, It's Magic (Dreyfus Jazz, 2008)

Youssou N'Dour, Retour à Gorée (DVD, 2007)

Ahmad Jamal, After Fajr (Dreyfus Jazz, 2004)

Ahmad Jamal, In Search of Momentum (Dreyfus Records, 2003)

Howard Johnson & Gravity, Gravity Right Now! (Polygram Records, 1998)
Ahmad Jamal, Nature: The Essence Part 3 (Dreyfus Jazz, 1998)

Ahmad Jamal, Big Byrd: The Essence Part 2 (Dreyfus Jazz, 1996)

Ahmad Jamal, The Essence Part 1 (Dreyfus Jazz, 1995)

Ahmad Jamal, Live in Paris (Birdology, 1992)

Ahmad Jamal , Pittsburgh (Atlantic, 1989)

Ahmad Jamal, Crystal (Atlantic, 1987)

Ahmad Jamal, Rossiter Road (Atlantic, 1986)

Ahmad Jamal , Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival 1985 (Atlantic, 1986)

Photo Credits
Page 1: Jos L Knaepen

All Other Photos: Courtesy of James Cammack


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