Latter-day Ahmad Jamal, circa 2011
Pianist Ahmad Jamal, playing a fresh version of “One,” recorded at Jazz a Vienne 2011. With James Camack, bass Herlin Riley, drums, and Manolo Badrena, percussion.View Video
Ahmad Jamal on Jazz and the American Song
Pianist Ahmad Jamal, no shrinking violet, and still raising eyebrows with his 2012 release, “Blue Moon,” holds court on his prodigious beginnings, the great jazz interpreters of American song, from Ellington to Parker to Coltrane — “Lester Young, Polka Dots and Moonbeams, when he played that — come on!” — his relationship with Miles Davis, and the virtues of the mute button.
-Nick MoyView Video