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Live at Montreal 1985
Ahmad Jamal
Live at Montreal 1985
Genres: Jazz, Pop
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #1


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All Artists: Ahmad Jamal
Title: Live at Montreal 1985
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Album Type: Live
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Cool Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 090431771822, 075678169922, 075678169946, 081227454364

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Great Live Album
J. Murray | 02/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this recording on tape years ago and I think that it is one of Ahmad Jamal's best work. The album is recorded live. The format is a percussion dominante quartet (2 out of 4 members) that starts with "Yellow Fellow" (13 min.) the piece has a fast tempo and Jamal counters the strong visual movement of the percussion. "Yellow Fellow" is why I bought the cd and tape originally. The next two "Make Someone Happy" and "Acorn" are slower with the first cut a solo and "Acorn" having a distinct meandering quality that creates a defined mood. "Crossroads" returns to the upbeat tempo with a penetrating journey that lends itself to more abstract qualities. "Rossiter Road" has more of a medium beat that builds to a cresendo and has some stylized characteristics and is a worthy piece. The classic "Round Midnight" is flighty and moody and complex. "Footprints" uses percussion and piano to portray a sense of free association that is interesting and complex. The last cut,"Ebony", is slow at the start and builds to a strong end.
I thing ths is a great example of Ahmad Jamals talents as a jazz pianist.