Even though the pianist sticks almost exclusively to very familiar standards, his fresh approach to each of them makes his interpretations very distinctive. His spacious, light-hearted and Afro-Cuban-flavored arrangement of "Taboo" which Art Tatum played as a virtuoso showstopperthe adventurous take of "Billy Boy," and the playfulness of his rapid but brief rendition of "I'll Remember April" are among the standout tracks.
Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Ahmads Blues. I Like to Recognize the Tune. I'm Alone with You. Sophisticated Gentleman. Poinciana [Single Version]. Track Listing - Disc 3. Little Old Lady. You'd Be So Easy to Love. Time on My Hands. For All We Know. I'll Never Stop Loving You. Excerpt from the Blues. Rain Check. Speak Low. Rhumba No.
Angel Eyes. You Go Angel Eyes - Ahmad Jamal - All Of You My Head. Star Eyes. All of You. He uses the intro as an interlude. For the first chorus of his improvisation, he switches to the regular A-A-B-A song form of the tune. He then goes directly to the bridge and last A section with the interlude. This form is repeated again bridge, Angel Eyes - Ahmad Jamal - All Of You A and interlude.
The Gershwin classic It Ain't Necessarily So is quoted Angel Eyes - Ahmad Jamal - All Of You a second Angel Eyes - Ahmad Jamal - All Of You at the last A before the intro is again stated for a powerful ending. This is another one of those performances where there's a lot happening. This marvelous arrangement sounds so natural and the trio pulls it off with such ease. Martin Williams, another Jazz literary luminary, went even further when he stated that:.
His success should surprise no one, and his effect on Miles Davis should prove if proof were needed that good art can be influenced by bad. Further, Jamal has the same interest in openness of melody, space, and fleeting silence that Davis does.
But for the trumpeter these qualities can be aspects of haunting lyric economy. For Jamal they seem a kind of crowd-titillating stunt work. Indeed, in a recital like "Ahmad Jamal at the Blackhawk," recorded in a San Francisco night club, it appears that Jamal's real instrument is not the piano at all but his audience. After that, a few bombastic block chords by both hands, delivered forte, will absolutely lay them in the aisles. And unless you have heard Ahmad Jamal blatantly telegraph the climax of Na Bembašu - Veseli Seljaci - Tamburitza : West piece, or beg applause en route with an obvious arpeggio run which he drops insinuatingly on the crowd after he has been coasting along on the graceful momentum of Crosby and Fournier, then you have missed a nearly definitive musical bombast.
Ahmad knew how to get the most out of his instrument, so that a piano trio sounded like a symphony orchestra. He's a great organizer, and his concept is so sophisticated and intelligent, yet so loose and funky. And Jack Chambers offers these engaging explanations by Ahmad:. What I've done and am still doing is a product of years of blood, sweat and tears, and as long as I am completely secure in the knowledge that what I am doing is valid, then eventually even the most stupid critic has to acknowledge the validity of my work.
Ahmad Jamal. Angel Eyes. Matt Dennis. You Go to My Angel Eyes - Ahmad Jamal - All Of You. Star Eyes. All Of You. Cole Porter.
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