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Ahmad Jamal

In 1951, Mr. Jamal first recorded 'Ahmad's Blues' on Okeh Records. His arrangement of the folk tune 'Billy Boy', and 'Poinciana' (not his original composition), also stem from this period. In 1955, he recorded his first Argo (Chess) Records album that included 'New Rhumba', 'Excerpts From The Blues', 'Medley' (actually 'I Don't Want To Be Kissed'), and 'It Ain't Necessarily So' —all later utilized by Miles Davis and Gil Evans on the albums “Miles Ahead” and “Porgy and Bess.” In his autobiography, Mr. Davis praises Mr. Jamal's special artistic qualities and cites his influence. In fact, the mid-to-late 1950's Miles Davis Quintet recordings notably feature material previously recorded by Mr. Jamal: 'Squeeze Me', 'It Could Happen To You', 'But Not For Me', 'Surrey With The Fringe On Top', 'Ahmad's Blues', 'On Green Dolphin Street' and 'Billy Boy'.

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Saturday Morning
Saturday Morning
Jazz Village
2014
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Live At The Olympia
Live At The Olympia
Jazz Village
2014
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Ahmad Jamal: Saturday Morning
Ahmad Jamal: Saturday...
Jazz Village
2013
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Saturday Morning - La...
MCA Records
2013
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Saturday Morning
Saturday Morning
Jazz Village
2013
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Moods
MCA Records
2012
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