Jazz

Ahmad Jamal Piano Trio Live in Paris

Maison de la Radio 1971

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Cast

Ahmad Jamal — Pianist
Jamil Nasser (born George Joyner; a.k.a. Jamil Suleiman) — Double bassist
Franck Gant — Drummer

Program notes

There is a sense that, at the time of this 1971 concert in Paris, Ahmad Jamal represented something of a hidden gem to French audiences. A voice over during the concert states as much, arguing that Jamal was relatively unknown in France, despite having become "one of the most famous jazz stars" in the United States. "Imitated by nearly all modern pianists," the speech continues, his style was a more skilful synthesis than that of "Bud Powell, Erroll Garner and Milt Buckner." Indeed, it was in small ensemble formats that he cemented his legacy, working for six decades as a supreme leader and sideman alongside artists like Stanley Turrentine, Yusef Lateef and Ray Brown. 

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Directed by:
Marc Pavaux
Venue: Maison de la Radio (Paris, France)
Production date: 1971
Duration: 34 min
Production: © Office national de radiodiffusion télévision française (ORTF)
Resolution: Full HD

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