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Ahmad Jamal

p, *1930 US, Pittsburgh
Musician / Composer of Jazz

Highly influential jazz pianist, born 2 July 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as Freddy "Fritz" Jones. He has used the name Ahmad Jamal since his conversion to Islam in the early 1950s.

     
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Electric piano
  • Keyboards
Genres
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Latin
Popular Tracks   
Time On My Hands on Happy Moods by Ahmad Jamal
For All We Know on Happy Moods by Ahmad Jamal
Excerpts From The Blues on Happy Moods by Ahmad Jamal
Pavanne on Happy Moods by Ahmad Jamal
But Not For Me - Live At The Pershing Lounge/1958 on The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62 by Ahmad Jamal
Poinciana on Poinciana by Ahmad Jamal
Ahmad's Blues on Poinciana by Ahmad Jamal
Poinciana - Live At The Pershing Lounge, Chicago/1958 on Priceless Jazz 19: Ahmad Jamal by Ahmad Jamal
Easy To Love on Happy Moods by Ahmad Jamal
I'll Never Stop Loving You on Happy Moods by Ahmad Jamal

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Trio & Quintet Recordings With Ray CrawfordAhmad Jamal2018Compil.
MarseilleAhmad Jamal2017Album
Tranquility / OutertimeinnerspaceAhmad Jamal2015Compil.
Live In Marciac August 5th 2014Ahmad Jamal2015Album
Ahmad Jamal Featuring Yusef Lateef/ Live At The Olympia June 27.2012Ahmad Jamal, Yusef Lateef2014Album
My Jazz Collection 9Ahmad Jamal2014Album
My Jazz Collection 6Ahmad Jamal2014Album
My Jazz Collection 7Ahmad Jamal2014Album
My Jazz Collection 8Ahmad Jamal2014Album
My Jazz Collection 10Ahmad Jamal2014Album
Saturday Morning - La Buissonne Studio SessionsAhmad Jamal2013Album
Vol. 2 Seven Classic AlbumsAhmad Jamal2013Compil.
MoodsAhmad Jamal2012Compil.
Blue Moon - The New York SessionAhmad Jamal2012Album
Eight Classic AlbumsAhmad Jamal2012Compil.
Poinciana Revisited / FreeflightAhmad Jamal2011Compil.
Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal2011Compil.
Jamal At The Penthouse / Count 'Em 88Ahmad Jamal, Ahmad Jamal Trio2010Compil.
A Quiet TimeAhmad Jamal2009Album
It's MagicAhmad Jamal2008Album
Naked City Theme / ExtensionsAhmad Jamal2008Compil.
Le Essenze Di Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal2006Compil.
The Legendary OKEH & Epic RecordingsAhmad Jamal2005Compil.
After FajrAhmad Jamal2005Album
Live In BaalbeckAhmad Jamal With Idris Muhammad, James Cammack2004Album
Live In Paris 1992Ahmad Jamal2003Album
Live In Paris 1996Ahmad Jamal2003Album
In Search Of MomentumAhmad Jamal2003Album
Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal2002Album
À L'OlympiaAhmad Jamal2001Album
BogataAhmad Jamal2001Compil.
Jazz Piano MastersAhmad Jamal, Chick Corea2000Compil.
Picture PerfectAhmad Jamal With Special Guest OC Smith2000Album
BaiaAhmad Jamal1999Album
Waltz For DebbyAhmad Jamal Special Guest Gary Burton1999Album
Playing Our SongsDave Brubeck, Ahmad Jamal, Oscar Peterson, George Shearing1999Compil.
Jamal A ParisAhmad Jamal1999Single
All The Things You ArePat Metheny . / The Heath Brothers / Gary Burton / Ahmad Jamal / Trio Hum1999Album
Nature - The Essence Part IIIAhmad Jamal1998Album
Priceless Jazz CollectionAhmad Jamal1998Compil.
Playing Our SongsGeorge Shearing, Ahmad Jamal, Dave Brubeck, Jacques Loussier1998Compil.
Grand Seigneur Du PianoAhmad Jamal1997Compil.
Big Byrd (The Essence Part 2)Ahmad Jamal1997Album
Ahmad Jamal With The Assai QuartetAhmad Jamal With The Assai Quartet1997Album
Remembering Madison CountyJohnny Hartman And Ahmad Jamal1996Compil.
The Essence Part 1Ahmad Jamal1995Album
I Remember Duke, Hoagy & StrayhornAhmad Jamal1995Album
Some Of My Best Friends Are... The Piano PlayersRay Brown . Benny Green, Ahmad Jamal, Geoff Keezer, Dado Moroni, Oscar Peterson, Lewis Nash1995Album
Chicago Revisited / Live At Joe Segal's Jazz ShowcaseAhmad Jamal1993Album
Jazz•A•LivePaul Horn • Stan Getz • Chick Corea • Lionel Hampton • Ahmad Jamal1992Compil.
Live At The Pershing, Spotlite & AlhambraAhmad Jamal1991Compil.
Whats NewAhmad Jamal1990Compil.
'Live' At The Pershing & The Spotlight ClubAhmad Jamal1989Compil.
Volume 1 The Three StringsAhmad Jamal1989Compil.
Ahmad's BluesAhmad Jamal1989Compil.
At His Very BestAhmad Jamal1989Compil.
At His BestAhmad Jamal1989Album
PittsburghAhmad Jamal1989Album
Volume 2 The Ahmad Jamal TrioAhmad Jamal1989Album
Live At The AlhambraAhmad Jamal1989Album
In SessionAhmad Jamal1988Compil.
The Sound Of Jazz - Ahmad Jamal In ConcertAhmad Jamal1988Compil.
CrystalAhmad Jamal1987Album
Rossiter RoadAhmad Jamal1986Single
Rossiter RoadAhmad Jamal1986Album
Live At The Montreal Jazz Festival 1985Ahmad Jamal1986Album
It's That Time Of Year Again / AmethystAhmad Jamal, Larry Goshorn1985Single
Digital WorksAhmad Jamal1985Album
It's That Time Of Year AgainAhmad Jamal, Larry Goshorn1985Single
Piano Stylists 1927 - 1980Mary Lou Williams, Bill Evans, Ahmad Jamal1985Compil.
But Not For MeAhmad Jamal1983Single
But Not For MeAhmad Jamal1983Single
American Classical MusicAhmad Jamal1982Album
Live In Concert - Cannes France '81 Feat. Gary BurtonAhmad Jamal1982Album
Live At Bubba'sAhmad Jamal1981Album
In ConcertAhmad Jamal / Gary Burton1981Album
The Best Of Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal1981Compil.
Prelude To A KissAhmad Jamal1980Compil.
IntervalsAhmad Jamal1980Album
Night SongAhmad Jamal1980Album
Don't Ask My Neighbors / ChaserAhmad Jamal1980Single
Genetic WalkAhmad Jamal1980Album
OneAhmad Jamal1978Album
Steppin Out With A DreamAhmad Jamal1976Album
Recorded Live At "Oil Can Harry's"Ahmad Jamal1976Album
Sun SetAhmad Jamal1976Compil.
Pablo SierraAhmad Jamal1975Single
JamalcaAhmad Jamal1974Album
JamalcaAhmad Jamal1974Album
Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal1974Compil.
Jamal Plays JamalAhmad Jamal1974Album
M*A*S*H ThemeAhmad Jamal1973Single
Reevaluations: The Impulse YearsAhmad Jamal1973Compil.
Ahmad Jamal '73Ahmad Jamal1973Album
The World Is A Ghetto / Peace At LastAhmad Jamal1973Single
Poinciana / Music, Music, MusicAhmad Jamal1972Single
OutertimeinnerspaceAhmad Jamal1972Album
InspirationAhmad Jamal1972Compil.
FreeflightAhmad Jamal1971Album
At The Top: Poinciana RevisitedAhmad Jamal1969Album
TranquilityAhmad Jamal1968Album
The Bright, The Blue And The BeautifulAhmad Jamal1968Album
Wild Is The Wind / I Wish I KnewAhmad Jamal1968Single
A Beautiful Friendship / Minor MoodsAhmad Jamal1967Single
Standard-EyesAhmad Jamal1967Album
Nature Boy / Little DittyAhmad Jamal1967Single
Cry YoungAhmad Jamal1967Album
Heat WaveAhmad Jamal1966Album
This Could Be The Start Of SomethingAhmad Jamal1966Single
The Roar Of The Greasepaint - The Smell Of The CrowdAhmad Jamal1965Album
This Terrible Planet / Dance To The LadyAhmad Jamal1965Single
RhapsodyAhmad Jamal1965Album
This Terrible Planet / Dance To The LadyAhmad Jamal1965Single
A Wonderful Day Like TodayAhmad Jamal1965Single
ExtensionsAhmad Jamal1965Album
ExtensionsAhmad Jamal1965Single
Feeling Good / A Wonderful Day Like TodayAhmad Jamal1965Single
Naked City ThemeAhmad Jamal1964Album
Naked City Theme / Haitian Market PlaceAhmad Jamal1964Single
MacanudoAhmad Jamal1963Album
Montevideo Mas Macanudo/Haitian Market PlaceAhmad Jamal1963Single
Ahmad Jamal's AlhambraAhmad Jamal1963Single
PoincianaAhmad Jamal1963Album
At The Blackhawk (mono)Ahmad Jamal1962Album
Night Mist Blues / We Live In Two Different WorldsAhmad Jamal1962Single
At The BlackhawkAhmad Jamal1962Album
All Of You / You're BlaseAhmad Jamal1962Single
All Of YouAhmad Jamal1962Album
Ahmad Jamal's AlhambraAhmad Jamal1961Album
At The BlackhawkAhmad Jamal1961Single
BroadwayAhmad Jamal1961Single
We Kiss In A Shadow / The Breeze And IAhmad Jamal1961Single
Happy MoodsAhmad Jamal1960Single
Raincheck / Time On My HandsAhmad Jamal1960Single
Happy MoodsAhmad Jamal1960Single
Happy MoodsAhmad Jamal1960Album
Billy Boy / Poor ButterflyAhmad Jamal1960Single
Jamal At The PenthouseAhmad Jamal1959Album
Masters Of PianoAhmad Jamal, Teddy Wilson1959Compil.
The Piano Scene Of Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal1959Album
SeleritusAhmad Jamal1959Single
Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal1959Single
Should I / I Like To Recognize The TuneAhmad Jamal1959Single
Portfolio Of Ahmad JamalAhmad Jamal1959Album
April In Paris / Like Someone In LoveAhmad Jamal1958Single
Sounds Of JazzAhmad Jamal1956Single
The Awakening / I Love MusicAhmad Jamal1956Single
Ahmad Jamal PlaysAhmad Jamal1955Album
Excerpts From The Blues / It Could Happen To YouAhmad Jamal1955Single
Seleritus / But Not For MeAhmad Jamal1954Album
Belo Horizonte / Bossa Nova Do MarillaAhmad JamalSingle
Dolphin Dance / You're My EverythingAhmad JamalSingle
Jazz Shots From The East Coast, Vol. 1Bill Evans, Ahmad Jamal, Phil Woods, Thelonious Monk, Johnny Griffin, Oscar Peterson, Duke EllingtonAlbum
We Proudly Presents 20th Century RecordsBarbra Streisand, Marilyn Monroe, Julie Andrews, Barry White, Ahmad Jamal, Love Unlimited Orchestra, The DeFranco FamilyCompil.
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