On Pittsburgh, an ambitious tribute to his late mother and his hometown, Ahmad Jamal enlists the help of Chicago-based arranger Richard Evans - a more familiar presence in soul-jazz's '60s heyday than in 1989, alas - to decorate five of his compositions and Jimmy Heath's "Mellowdrama," while soloing alone on two others.
Pittsburgh is an album by American jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal featuring performances recorded in 1989 and released on the Atlantic label. All compositions by Ahmad Jamal unless noted. Mellowdrama" (Jimmy Heath) – 6:38. Foolish Ways" – 3:35. Divertimento" – 5:18.
Recording information: Universal Studios, Chicago, IL. Personnel: Ahmad Jamal (piano), James Cammack (bass), David Bowler (drums). Other Versions (5 of 6) View All. Cat.
Ahmad Jamal (born Frederick Russell Jones, July 2, 1930) is an American jazz pianist, composer, bandleader, and educator. For five decades, he has been one of the most successful small-group leaders in jazz. Jamal was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He began playing piano at the age of three, when his uncle Lawrence challenged him to duplicate what he was doing on the piano
Ahmad Jamal at the Pershing: But Not For Me" was a million selling album that soared to No. 3 on Billboard's Hot 100 album chart and stayed on the charts for 108 weeks. It featured Jamal’s Latin-tinged version of ''Poinciana" that became his Jamal's signature tune. With the proceeds of that album Jamal opened a restaurant and club called The Alhambra. Ahmad Jamal loves Pittsburgh and its contributions to jazz. In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post Gazette he said: "This is one of the rare places in the world that creates the finest musicians. I don't think there's one interview where I don't mention Pittsburgh, because it's a very important place. 1989 studio album by Ahmad Jamal.
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