Ahmad Jamal – Live in Marciac: August 5th 2014

August 7, 2015 / No Comments / Tags: Ahmad Jamal, herlin riley, manolo badrena, marciac, Reginald Veal, thejazzpage.com

(Jazz Village)

Ahmad Jamal remains a consummate artist and explorer at 85 years young. Live in Marciac: August 5th 2014 presents the revered pianist in concert before an enthusiastic audience of music lover at the famed Marciac Jazz Festival in France. Jamal’s give-and-take with the outstanding talents of Reginald Veal on bass, Herlin Riley on drums and Manolo Badrena on percussion contributes to a performance that truly captivates the room. The dynamic set consists primarily of Jamal’s own compositions, but the passing of Horace Silver two months earlier inspires a tribute to his peer. This is a magical and thoroughly entertaining recording of one of the true modern day legends of the keys.

Click to listen to a clip of “Autumn Rain”:

Tracks: Sunday Afternoon, The Shout, Dynamo, The Gypsy, Strollin’, Silver, All Of You, Morning Mist, Blue Moon, Autumn Rain.

Website: AhmadJamal.net