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Ahmad Jamal – Ballades (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Ahmad Jamal – Ballades (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 41:47 minutes | 724 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Jazz Village

At the age of 88, composer and legendary jazz musician Ahmad Jamal presents Ballades, an album that sees him returning to his roots in a transcendent journey. Jamal comes from the closely-knit club of the great masters of jazz. That is why, in the manner of Coltrane and Miles, he goes back to his past as a way to overcome it. At its heart, Ballades is a solo piano album – something Jamal has never done before (double-bass player James Cammack is featured on three tracks). The music is art in its purest form, ranging from the iconic ”Poinciana” to the symbolic ”Marseille.” Ballades is a new masterpiece in this artist’s long and distinguished career.

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Ahmad Jamal & Yusef Lateef – Live At The Olympia June 27, 2012 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Ahmad Jamal & Yusef Lateef – Live At The Olympia June 27, 2012 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:46:11 minutes | 1,08 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Jazz Village

Olympia, Paris, 27 June 2012. In this mythical concert hall, the Ahmad Jamal quartet played in telepathic mode to reinvent the Blue Moon repertoire. Then, before giving the audience a transformed rendering of Poinciana, a hit from the Chess era, the pianist brought on stage Yusef Lateef who played with him in the glory days of the Atlantic label. The pioneering world fusion wind player then conjured up some magical moments and took us on one of those mystical journeys to which he has the key. This recording offers the entire historic concert, illuminated by these two jazz greats inspired by groove and the spirit of the sacred.

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Ahmad Jamal – The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62 (2010/2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Ahmad Jamal – The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62 (2010/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 09:27:26 minutes | 5.28 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Verve Reissues

“When I listen to these records now… when I listen to the Pershing, it’s phenomenal, I must say. What they were doing, phenomenal, the lines and the purity. It’s so pure … It was sheer joy working with these two individuals. Master musicians,” writes pianist/bandleader Ahmad Jamal in the liner notes to this collection.

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Ahmad Jamal – Live In Marciac, August 5th 2014 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Ahmad Jamal – Live In Marciac, August 5th 2014 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:22:16 minutes | 870 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Jazz Village

This stunning live recording of Ahmad Jamal in Marciac on August 5, 2014, captures a delightful set that weaves through gorgeous originals and loving interpretations of American songbook classics, with special homages to Cole Porter and Horace Silver. Jamal’s improvisations and mindbending syncopations are highlighted by his all-star band comprised of Reginald Veal (bass), Herlin Riley (drums) and Manolo Badrena (percussion).

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Ahmad Jamal – Ahmad Jamal at the Blackhawk (1961/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Ahmad Jamal – Ahmad Jamal at the Blackhawk (1961/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 37:48 minutes | 373 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Reborn recordings

Ahmad Jamal at the Blackhawk is a live album by American jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal featuring performances recorded in San Francisco in 1961 and released on the Argo label.

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Ahmad Jamal – Ahmad Jamal’s Alhambra (1961/2013) [Official Digital Download DSF DSD64/2.82MHz + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Ahmad Jamal – Ahmad Jamal’s Alhambra (1961/2013)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 42:16 minutes | 1,66 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 42:16 minutes | 836 MB
Genre: Jazz | Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © Verve Reissues

Ahmad Jamal’s Alhambra, recorded live in June 1961 by engineer Ron Malo (the same man who recorded the classic Muddy Waters/Folk Singer), might not be as famous or well-known as Bill Evans’ Waltz For Debby, but it belongs in the same class. This is such a beautiful performance and perfect recording that it by rights should be an all-time audiophile classic. And as a DSD, hi-res download, it’s finally got its chance to get its due. This is as intimate and detailed a live recording as exists. You’re in the room! One of the All-Time-Best Recordings, Captured by Needle Drop Direct to DSD.

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Ahmad Jamal – Saturday Morning (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Ahmad Jamal – Saturday Morning (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz  | Time – 01:14:18 minutes | 1,47 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Digital Booklet | © Jazz Village

Following on from Blue Moon, Ahmad Jamal and his dream team are back with a joyful album made up of the kind of ballads to which only he holds the key. Each one is a moment of grace, shining like a star in the sky of American Classical Music it also features one wonderful Duke Ellington cover and a tribute to Horace Silver. With his light-fingered but rhythmic style, he sends us into a sensuous trance and leads us to a musical climax: a sound which is pure groove.

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Ahmad Jamal – Marseille (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Ahmad Jamal – Marseille (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 59:38 minutes | 1,2 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Front Cover | © Jazz Village

A new album by legendary pianist and composer Ahmad Jamal is always a hotly anticipated event. But Marseille has an additional glow of excitement as it is a very personal expression of the sincere and long-standing mutual admiration that has existed between the American artist and French audiences for over six decades. The title track of the record is a love letter to the iconic Southern city whose magnificent port and dazzling light have inspired numerous artists and filmmakers over the years. In a daring departure for Jamal, it features a striking performance by French rapper Abd Al Malik. Marseille is the work of a master musician who never says more than he has to but always says enough to make the world sit up and listen.

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