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Count 'Em 88

1 Feb. 2013 | Format: MP3

£7.99 (VAT included if applicable)
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As a fan of the man and his music, I have to say steer clear of this disc if you value the quality of sound at all. This recording is absolutely dire! Which is a real shame as the quality of the playing is so good. I have found that many of the Ahmad Jamal discs currently available are of variable quality, recording wise. So buyer beware, try before you buy!
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Five HISTORIC Stars! After leading a successful and influential trio called the "Three Strings" with Ray Crawford on guitar and Israel Crosby on bass, influential Hall of Fame pianist, leader, composer, and educator Ahmad Jamal replaced the guitarist with a drummer, the excellent Walter Perkins, creating a new overall sound for his music and impacting greatly on jazz trios in general, as well as musicians such as Miles Davis (who once told his group's pianist, "play like Ahmad Jamal"). Jamal had previously recorded "Poinciana" with the guitar, but when Perkins' insistent, repetitive tom-tom/bass drum/high hat figurations were added to the mix, the new version of Poinciana" became one of jazz' first million-selling hits. But "Count 'Em 88", revealing Jamal as a pianist who really does play all 88 piano keys, is the recording just before "Poinciana" made Jamal famous in the jazz world, crossing-over to non-jazz fans alike.

Many classical piano students have played the famous "Volga Boatman" theme, but Jamal's slightly latin-jazz version here is hip, unique, and mindbending, creating tension and release amid lots of space, building upon the previous Glenn Miller hit. Note Perkins' use of his tom-toms to allude to Ray Crawford's 'guitar bongo' technique from the previous trio. The too seldom heard "Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year", a marvelous "On Green Dolphin Street", and the Jamal original "Beat One Out" are other wonderful performances, overflowing with subtle improvisations, a hint of the Jamal "pedal points" that would influence Miles Davis' "modal" framework in coming years, and the famed Jamal piano, bass, and drum interaction.
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Good mix of well known tunes and some new tempos;all having been Jamalised.tracks i have on other albums :a side effect of compilations each complementing their new stablemates
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Still one of the greatest jazz pianists, can listen to continually, but try to keep in with her indoors Ah Well
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