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The Ahmad Jamal Trio
The Awakening | Verve By Request Series


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- The Analog Vault // Essential Listening -

Renowned pianist Ahmad Jamal was already a respected contributor to the American jazz cannon (one great admirer being Miles Davis) during the 1950s and early-60s - but it was not until he disbanded his original trio and formed a new band with Jamil Nasser on bass and Frank Gant on drums, that Jamal transcended to become a giant. This 1970 release on the cutting- edge Impulse! label represents the highwater mark of Jamal’s second coming.

The Awakening reveals Jamal’s eye-opening reinvention that combined his signature early characteristics - elegance and economy - alongside his denser and more dynamic new style. Comprised of original compositions as well as remarkable reinterpretations of compositions by Herbie Hancock and Oliver Nelson (among others), this album fortifies Jamal’s vision when it comes to improvisation and navigating arrangements, and was subsequently sampled by hip-hop greats Nas and Gang Starr. - The Analog Vault

Label: Impulse! // Verve By Request
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Genre: Jazz
Style: Post Bop, Piano