Jamal, Ahmad

Instrument: PIANO

Issue: 30.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 85
Score Chart

O’s Notes: The legendary Ahmad Jamal has performed many delightful recordings and Emerald City Nights is yet another gem. These live sessions capture Ahmad in his prime along with bassist Jamil Nasser and Frank Gant on drums. The Penthouse (Seattle, WA) was a cornerstone for jazz from 1962-68 before its demolition, now a parking lot. This is a fine collection, recorded between September 1966 and April 1968. There are eleven lengthy songs over two discs showcasing the legendary maestro.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz