Title
Marseille
Performer
Ahmad Jamal  (piano) Manolo Badrena  (percussie) James Cammack  (contrabas) Herlin Riley  (drums)
Publisher
Jazz Village, 2017
1 cd
Playing time
00:59:33
EAN
3149027008426
CDR
JE42204

About Ahmad Jamal

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Ahmad Jamal (born Frederick Russell Jones, July 2, 1930) is an American jazz pianist, composer, bandleader, and educator. For five decades, he has been one of the most successful small-group leaders in jazz.

Biography

Early life

Jamal was born Frederick Russell Jones in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on July 2, 1930. He began playing piano at the age of three, when his uncle Lawrence challenged him to duplicate what he was doing on the piano. Jamal began formal piano training at the age of seven with Mary Cardwell Dawson, whom he describes as greatly influencing him. His Pittsburgh roots have remained an important part of his identity ("Pittsburgh meant everything to me and it still does," he said in 2001) and it was there that he was immersed in the influence of jazz artists such as Earl Hines, Billy Strayhorn, Mary Lou Williams, and Erroll Garner. Jamal also studied with pianist James Mil…Read more on Wikipedia