Jamal at the Penthouse is an album by jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal, recorded live at Nola's Penthouse Studio in New York and released by Argo Records in 1959. This album, unlike other Ahmad Jamal albums, features his trio with a 15-piece string section led by conductor Joe Kennedy. Jamal at the Penthouse breaks away Jamal from his usual trio setting to an orchestra setting, with his trio still present.
This LP was a change of pace for pianist Ahmad Jamal, whose trio (with bassist Israel Crosby and drummer Vernell Fournier) is joined by a 15-piece string section arranged and conducted by Joe Kennedy. The interpretations are generally pretty, but with enough variety to hold one's interest. Among the nine selections are Hoagy Carmichael's "Ivy," "Tangerine," "Ahmad's Blues" and "I Like to Recognize the Tune.
Complete your Ahmad Jamal collection. this fucking record is so good. Criminally undervalued symphonic jazz, exotica record. Flip it over and take a look at Jamal.
Artists Ahmad Jamal Jamal at the Penthouse. Jamal at the Penthouse Ahmad Jamal. Jamal at the Penthouse. This album has an average beat per minute of 129 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 68/181 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Jamal at the Penthouse.
Jamal At The Penthouse. By: Ahmad Jamal (1959, Jazz). Wrong audio? Try another! More albums from Ahmad Jamal
Celebrated pianist-composer Ahmad Jamal continues his performance schedule around the world, as he has for well over the last four decades. Noted for his outstanding technical command and identifiable sound as a piano stylist, Mr. Jamal was born on July 2, 1930, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A child prodigy who began to play the piano at the age of three, he began formal studies at age seven. While in high school, he completed the equivalent of college master classes under the noted African-American concert singer and teacher Mary Cardwell Dawson and pianist James Miller.
As a bonus, the album Count 'Em 88 has been added well as trio versions of 'Ahmad's Blues' and 'Seleritus', the two Jamal compositions from Jamal at the Penthouse. Essential Jazz Classics. Jamal at the Penthouse" sounds fantastic in stereo! I've had the vinyl for ages and this issue truly does it justice. Count 'Em 88" is an awesome effort and a must have for any jazz fan.