Ahmad Jamal: Emerald City Nights: Live at the Penthouse

Ahmad Jamal: Emerald City Nights: Live at the Penthouse

Come cadeau da far(si) in prospettiva più o meno natalizia, la Jazz Detective—nuova etichetta del produttore Zev Feldman, sempre attivissimo nel riesumare registrazioni inedite (come qui) o comunque rare

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Alberto Bazzurro
Downbeat Magazine Review - Ahmad Jamal Emerald City Nights

Downbeat Magazine Review - Ahmad Jamal Emerald City Nights

Emerald City Nights: Live At The Penthouse (1963–1964) and (1965–1966) reveal the commanding, dynamic pianist in dazzling form, backed by bassists Richard Evans and Jamil Nasser and drummer Chuck Lampkin on the 1963–’64 shows, and by Nasser and drummers Lampkin, Vernel Fournier and Frank Gant on the 1965–’66 dates. 

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Ed Enright
'Emerald City Nights' revisits jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal in a series from the 1960s

'Emerald City Nights' revisits jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal in a series from the 1960s

When Jamal's trios visited Penthouse jazz club in Seattle in the '60s, they came to play. Now 92, the pianist has signed off on the release of a new series of live recordings from back in the day.

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Kevin Whitehead
The New Yorker - Boxing Up the Past: The Year in 16 Pop, Rap, Soul and Jazz Sets

The New Yorker - Boxing Up the Past: The Year in 16 Pop, Rap, Soul and Jazz Sets

Anniversary editions rediscovered live jazz from Elvin Jones, Charles Mingus and Ahmad Jamal arrived in 2022.

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The New Yorker - How Ahmad Jamal Expanded the Spatial Frontiers of Jazz.

The New Yorker - How Ahmad Jamal Expanded the Spatial Frontiers of Jazz.

New, previously unissued recordings reveal the pianist’s innovations at a critical moment in the evolution of jazz.

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Richard Brody
The Wall Street Journal - Ahmad Jamal Review: A Minimalist Pianist Lets Loose

The Wall Street Journal - Ahmad Jamal Review: A Minimalist Pianist Lets Loose

Though often praised for his light touch, the pianist exhibits a wild and relentless inventiveness on two newly released sets of recordings from 1960s shows in Seattle.

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Will Friedwald
JazzTimes - Ahmad Jamal - Live at the Penthouse 1963-1966

JazzTimes - Ahmad Jamal - Live at the Penthouse 1963-1966

Review of two archival collections featuring the fabled pianist

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Jackson Sinnenberg
NPR Morning Edition - Nate Chinen interviews Ahmad Jamal about Emerald City Nights

NPR Morning Edition - Nate Chinen interviews Ahmad Jamal about Emerald City Nights

Influential jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal has released a pair of archival albums.

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Nate Chinen
Variety - Exclusive Record Store Day Vinyl From Piano Legend Ahmad Jamal

Variety - Exclusive Record Store Day Vinyl From Piano Legend Ahmad Jamal

“Emerald City Nights: Live at the Penthouse 1963-1964” and “Emerald City Nights: Live at the Penthouse 1965-1966,” will come out in the vinyl format as limited editions.

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Chris Willman
Toma Jazz - Ahmad Jamal: Emerald City Nights

Toma Jazz - Ahmad Jamal: Emerald City Nights

¡Atención coleccionistas y sibaritas exquisitos! Aquí llega una de esas piezas que con el paso de los años se atesoran como únicas, valiosas y, tal vez incluso, inencontrables.

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Juan F. Trillo
Jazz Magazine - Story : The beautiful days of Albert Ayler (Choc)

Jazz Magazine - Story : The beautiful days of Albert Ayler (Choc)

For the first time, the legendary concerts of Albert Ayler at the Maeght Foundation in 1970 are published in their entirety in a sumptuous in a sumptuous CD or vinyl box set.

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Guy Darol
Jazz Magazine – Selection CHOC – Chet Baker Trio Live in Paris

Jazz Magazine – Selection CHOC – Chet Baker Trio Live in Paris

All the lovers of the 1984 album of 1984, "Mr. B", with Riccardo Del Fra and Michel Graillier, will be delighted to find "Chet" on stage at the top of his form in this intimate formula, in total symbiosis with these two musicians whose life and music he changed forever. (Original text in French)

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Pascal Anquetil
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