Don't Fix It If Ain't Broke!
Robert J. Ament | Ballwin, MO United States | 12/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"That could well apply to the music on this cd when compared to the first Ahmad Jamal recording I heard from 34 years earlier. I don't mean to imply that he hasn't gotten better.......rather he has retained the same inventiveness, the embellishments to the melody, the timing and the jazz style that are now his trademark. There are mostly familiar tunes on this album but my favorite is a lengthy (12+ minutes) original which captivates the audience into clapping with the beat. This one also features some outstanding bass work by John Heard. Another favorite is "Blue Gardenia", forever associated by me with two fine singers, Nat Cole and Dinah Washington.If you enjoy a good jazz trio or the work of Ahmad Jamal in particular, you will enjoy this!"