Ahmad Jamal

Elected to the Hall of Fame
2011 Readers Poll

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    Thanks to the Emerald City Nights releases, Jamal’s legacy is stronger than ever.

  • Complete Critics Poll Results!

    To see the complete Critics Poll results, just click on the August 2023 issue cover image below.

    DB August Cover

    With…

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    ​Ahmad Jamal (1930–2023) with his trio at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago.

    In Memoriam: Ahmad Jamal

    Pianist-composer Ahmad Jamal passed away April 16 in his home in Ashley Falls, Massachusetts, after battling prostate…

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    Emerald City Nights: Live At The Penthouse was recorded at a club that helped put Ahmad Jamal on the map.

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    The 1989 classic The Healer served as a true comeback for John Lee Hooker.

    More Great Music

    Around this time of year, it’s sometimes just hard to stop! So, here are a few more great titles to check out!

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    Ted Nash revisits Bernstein and Sondheim for Somewhere Else: Songs From West Side Story.

    2019: The Year’s Top-Rated Albums

    The list below is a round up of the 5-, 4.5- and 4-star reviews that ran in print editions of DownBeat during 2019. If…

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    Bassist Linda May Han Oh earned honors in two categories in the 24th annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards.

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    Ahmad Jamal will release a new album, Marseille, on July 7.

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    Ambrose Akinmusire will release A Rift In Decorum: Live At The Village Vanguard (Blue Note) on June 9.

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    John Scofield won two Grammy awards on Feb. 12.


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