March 15, 2015
by: Dawn Pemberton
Ahmad Jamal is a master of contrast. He can pull you in with cool and easy licks and then hit you with technical ferocity and dynamic shifts all within the same musical phrase. I love the way he takes his time to build and layer ideas one upon the other and manipulates and massages sections and bar lines. He is not bound by harmony or tempo. Melodies are just path ways to other realms. He is free. Listen to him search and soar on “I Love Music” and just when you think it can’t get any better, it does.
Ahmad Jamal - I Love Music (w/ Jamil Nasser - bass & Frank Grant - drums)