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Ahmad Jamal

1930 -

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Piano

Genre: Jazz

One of the world's undisputed masters of jazz piano, Ahmad Jamal came to prominence as a leader in the late 1950s with the release of the seminal live album At the Pershing: But Not for Me. While the recording managed to gain significant attention outside jazz circles, it also succeeded in piquing the interest of some of his famous contemporaries like trumpeter Miles Davis, one of his greatest admirers. His groundbreaking use of silence and rhythm ranked him as a major player in the evolution of the jazz piano trio, but without reaching the same level of popularity as other piano legends, like Bill Evans. An indefatigable artist, he continues to tour and record with gusto and enthusiasm well into his seventh decade as a professional.

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