Nature: The Essence, Pt. 3

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Still pursuing his own muse, Jamal is up to his usual tricks with his hypnotic vamps and and feverish runs, as ever refusing to toe the line and sound like everyone else. In this, the third installment of his Essence series, Jamal adds a different twist -- a fine jazz steel drum player named Othello Molineaux -- and he mixes a few transfigured standards "The End of a Love Affair" is completely re-routed through his nervous system with pieces of his own. The first version for quartet of "If I Find You Again" is a magnificent example of the tension Jamal can generate. "And We Were Lovers" and "Chaperon" are huge, borderline bombastic piano solos that ought to erase any ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Still pursuing his own muse, Jamal is up to his usual tricks with his hypnotic vamps and and feverish runs, as ever refusing to toe the line and sound like everyone else. In this, the third installment of his Essence series, Jamal adds a different twist -- a fine jazz steel drum player named Othello Molineaux -- and he mixes a few transfigured standards "The End of a Love Affair" is completely re-routed through his nervous system with pieces of his own. The first version for quartet of "If I Find You Again" is a magnificent example of the tension Jamal can generate. "And We Were Lovers" and "Chaperon" are huge, borderline bombastic piano solos that ought to erase any doubts that Jamal continues to command one monster keyboard technique. As in the previous Essence entries, a guest horn player shows up briefly, tenorman Stanley Turrentine in epigrammic form on "Devil's in My Den," and the ultra-responsive rhythm section remains Idris Muhammad drums and James Cammack bass.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/8/2003
  • Label: Dreyfus
  • UPC: 764911701820
  • Catalog Number: 37018

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ahmad Jamal Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Piano
Stanley Turrentine Tenor Saxophone
James Cammack Bass
Idris Muhammad Drums
Othello Molineaux Steel Drums
Technical Credits
Ahmad Jamal Arranger
Joe Kennedy Jr. Composer
Jean-François Deiber Producer
Katsuhiko Naito Engineer
James Van Heusen Composer
Gérard De Haro Engineer
Mathieu Chatagnon Engineer
Françoiis Martin Bled Art Direction
Alain Francois Mastering
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