Essence, Pt. 1

Essence, Pt. 1

by Ahmad Jamal
     
 

Mostly recorded in Paris, with two additional tracks from New York, this absorbing collection is a testament to the continuing ability of Ahmad Jamal to startle and engage jazz listeners who are tired of Tyner/Evans clones and want to hear something different. An equal mixture of standards and Jamal compositions, some ofSee more details below

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Mostly recorded in Paris, with two additional tracks from New York, this absorbing collection is a testament to the continuing ability of Ahmad Jamal to startle and engage jazz listeners who are tired of Tyner/Evans clones and want to hear something different. An equal mixture of standards and Jamal compositions, some of which move through several contrasting sections, this CD reaches its peaks when Jamal and company dive in and work around a single bass ostinato and a propulsive rhythm groove. Bassists James Cammack (Paris) and Jamil Nasser (New York) provide the former, drummer Idris Muhammad and percussionist Manolo Badrena are in charge of the latter, and a tough-sounding George Coleman turns up on tenor on the New York tracks. One fascinating quirk -- Jamal seemed fixated upon Oliver Nelson's "Stolen Moments" at these sessions, for he quotes the tune several times on the album. These sessions were so fruitful that Verve was able to serve up a tasty second helping a year later.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/11/2010
Label:
Imports
UPC:
3460503700727
catalogNumber:
903863
Rank:
85964

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ahmad Jamal   Primary Artist,Piano
George Coleman   Tenor Saxophone
Jamil Nasser   Bass
Manolo Badrena   Percussion
James Cammack   Bass
Idris Muhammad   Drums

Technical Credits

Ahmad Jamal   Arranger
Jim Anderson   Engineer
Jean-François Deiber   Producer
Alain Français   Engineer,Mastering
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Composer
Jimmy Sherman   Composer
Cheung Ching Ming   Cover Photo
Jacques Beneich   Cover Photo
Patrice Beausejour   Art Direction
Jimmy Davis   Composer

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