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Ahmad Jamal


In 1951, Mr. Jamal first recorded 'Ahmad's Blues' on Okeh Records. His arrangement of the folk tune 'Billy Boy', and 'Poinciana' (not his original composition), also stem from this period. In 1955, he recorded his first Argo (Chess) Records album that included 'New Rhumba', 'Excerpts From The Blues', 'Medley' (actually 'I Don't Want To Be Kissed'), and 'It Ain't Necessarily So' —all later utilized by Miles Davis and Gil Evans on the albums "Miles Ahead" and "Porgy and Bess." In his autobiography, Mr. Davis praises Mr. Jamal's special artistic qualities and cites his influence. In fact, the mid-to-late 1950's Miles Davis Quintet recordings notably feature material previously recorded by Mr. Jamal: 'Squeeze Me', 'It Could Happen To You', 'But Not For Me', 'Surrey With The Fringe On Top', 'Ahmad's Blues', 'On Green Dolphin Street' and 'Billy Boy'.


Emerald City Nights: Live at The Penthouse, 1966-1968

Label: Jazz Detective
Released: 2023
Track listing: CD 1: Gloria; Fantastic Vehicle; Misty; Mr. Lucky; Autumn Leaves. CD 2: Corcovado (Quiet Night of the Quiet Stars)Where is Love; Dance to the Lady; Naked City Theme; Emily; Alfie.


Article: Album Review

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio: A Shade Of Blue

Read "A Shade Of Blue" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Japanese pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto's Shade Of Blue is a classic trio outing, old school style. It sounds as if the ghost of Red Garland is hanging around, and Erroll Garner and Wynton Kelly are keeping him company. Yamamoto's trio, which includes bassist Hiroshi Kagawa and drummer Toshio Osumi--venerable musicians all--lays down a flawless set of familiar ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Bernie Senesky, Ahmad Jamal & Drew Zaremba

Read "Bernie Senesky, Ahmad Jamal & Drew Zaremba" reviewed by Joe Dimino

We start the 829th Episode of Neon Jazz with rising star Drew Zaremba and music from his 2023 release Reunion. From there, we get into a band he's had some history with in the US Air Force Airmen of Note. We also hear a heavy helping of new music from Valeria Matzner, Bernie Senesky, Alex Hitchcock ...

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Article: Journey into Jazz

Record Store Day Black Friday 2023: Jazz Releases

Read "Record Store Day Black Friday 2023: Jazz Releases" reviewed by Kyle Simpler

For many, Black Friday conjures up images of massive crowds battling each other to get their hands on marked down gift items at huge department stores. For record collectors, though, the scene is much less dramatic because Black Friday is one of two yearly Record Store Day drops. This is where limited run albums hit the ...


News: Recording

Pianist/Composer Marcus Persiani 'The Proper Time' Features George Coleman, Wayne Escoffrey And More!

Pianist/Composer Marcus Persiani 'The Proper Time' Features George Coleman, Wayne Escoffrey And More!

Marcus Persiani is a pianist, composer and arranger who has performed and toured with many luminary musicians throughout his career. First influenced by the sound of Debussy's melodies echoing from the piano through his home, he was drawn to jazz greats like Herbie Hancock, Ahmad Jamal, and McCoy Tyner. His journey has taken him from jny: ...


Article: Catching Up With

Fred Hersch: Alive... And Kicking

Read "Fred Hersch: Alive... And Kicking" reviewed by Jiaowei Hu

Few musicians have shaped jazz with such elegant, instinctive, and intimate variations as Fred Hersch. Constantly. Over four decades, life's ups and downs have not stopped him from coming back, time and again, to performing live. No word other than “alive" can be more suitable for the pianist, and it is no coincidence that he chose ...


Article: Profile

Dena DeRose: No More Detours Ahead

Read "Dena DeRose: No More Detours Ahead" reviewed by Mathew Bahl

A pianist by instinct, a jazz musician by choice and a singer by accident, Dena DeRose has emerged as one of the most captivating and distinctive new voices in mainstream jazz. Anyone who has not heard her music should not be misled by her status as a singer/pianist specializing in the Great American Songbook. DeRose is ...


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