Ahmad Jamal

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Ahmad Jamal

A major influence for Miles Davis and yet surprisingly misunderstood, the pianist Ahmad Jamal is not generally cited among the jazz giants while he has never ceased to impress his peers and his audience with a minimalist and innovative approach. His use of space and silence, alternations of tensions and alleviations and effects of dynamics, are so many advances that have had an impact far beyond the idiom piano jazz. As an arranger, Jamal makes the most of reduced formations, rethinking the speakers as an orchestra with the mission of creating contrast and dramatic effect and leaving a great freedom to his rhythm section. by Steve Huey