Thursday, May 3, 2012

Ahmad Jamal Blue Moon

The first time I heard Ahmad Jamal I was ten years old sitting on the floor in my Aunt Pat’s living room playing jacks that was 1970. My Aunt was playing “The Awakening” album I remember sitting there thinking I’ve never heard anything like this, this man can play. I asked my Aunt who is this she said “one of my favorite jazz pianists Ahmad Jamal”. Ahmad Jamal has been around for five decades he is 81 year young and is still putting out some amazing music. Ahmad Jamal new CD “Blue Moon” swings it and the improvising is Ahmad Jamal at his best. He is truly a piano genius. The songs I really like are “Invitation”, “This is the Life”, “03 Gypsy” and “Blue Moon”. In 2011 he was an inductee to the Downbeat Jazz Hall of Fame. Ahmad Jamal innovator, composer and jazz pianist is still doing his thing on the ivory keys and “Blue Moon” proves it. I give it 4 out of 5 stars. You csan listen to some ongs off of “Blue Moon” on Streetwise Radio. You can also listen to Streetwise Radio on MyGen365, Athena365, live365 or I-Tunes.

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