Ahmad Jamal
Born: 1930

In 1951, Mr. Jamal first recorded ‘Ahmad’s Blues’ on Okeh
Records. His arrangement of the folk tune ‘Billy Boy’, and
‘Poinciana’ (not his original composition), also stem from
this period. In 1955, he recorded his first Argo (Chess)
Records album that included ‘New Rhumba’, ‘Excerpts From
The Blues’, ‘Medley’ (actually ‘I Don’t Want To Be Kissed’),
and ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’ —all later utilized by Miles Davis
and Gil Evans on the albums “Miles Ahead” and “Porgy and
Bess.” In his autobiography,… Continue

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