"Hello everyone! What a crazy world we're living in! Who would have thought that a long forgotten song I recorded in 1961 at my old restaurant, The Alhambra, would go viral?!? Talk about a surprise!" See the YouTube video!
Ahmad Jamal SELECTED FOR 2017 GRAMMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD!
The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by The Recording Academy to "performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording. A prodigy who began playing piano at age 3, Ahmad Jamal started performing professionally at 14 and was signed to Okeh Records by age 21. Trained in both traditional jazz and European classical piano styles, Jamal has been labeled as a jazz innovator who helped pioneer "cool jazz," which had a significant influence on Miles Davis, among others. With a catalog spanning seven decades, he is known for wonderful renditions of pieces such as "Poinciana" and "Dolphin Dance," original compositions such as "Ahmad's Blues," the fantastic compilation Complete Live At The Spotlight Club 1958, and his most well-known album, 1958's At The Pershing: But Not For Me. - WNET
STAY TUNED: Ahmad Jamal sheet music will be available here soon! "Morning Fly" a song for children and many others, including a favorite by Miles Davis, "New Rhumba."
Jack Massarik - Royal Festival Hall - music review "… piano veteran won them over with his extraordinary range of thunderous power, sudden tenderness and all the other quick-change delights a great jazz pianist can produce. It was a sensational performance that shrieked for an encore."
Blue Moon is not just Ahmad Jamal’s latest album, it’s his latest masterpiece, with a predominant feeling reminiscent of his greatest periods on Chess and Impulse! Three original compositions of great majesty (Autumn Rain, I Remember Italy, Morning Mist), some brilliant new interpretations of different chapters of the American myth: the flm noir, (Laura), Broadway (Invitation, This Is The Life), popular songs (Gypsy), then, not surprisingly, the great story of jazz (Woody‘n You) and this overwhelmingly intense Blue Moon – which in itself sums up the New World, for it’s been sung by Bill Monroe, Elvis Presley and Mel Tormé, amongst many others…