Considering his trio "an orchestra", Ahmad Jamal's style are rhythmic innovations, colorful harmonic perceptions, especially left hand harmonic and melodic figures, plus parallel and contrary motion lines in and out of chordal substitutions and alterations and pedalpoint ostinato interludes in tasteful dynamics. He also incorporates a unique sense of space in his music, and his musical concepts are exciting without being loud in volume. Augmented by a selection of unusual standards and his own compositions, Jamal impressed and influenced, among others, trumpeter Miles Davis. Like Louis Armstrong, Jamal is an exemplary ensemble player -- listening while playing and responding, thus inspiring his musicians to surpass themselves. Audiences delight in Jamal's total command of the keyboard, his charasmatic swing and daringly inventive solos that always tell a story.
Venue Details & Map
Silk StreetLondonEC2Y 8DS
- +44 (0)20 7382 7141
- Public transport:
- Tube: Moorgate/Barbican Train: Liverpool Street
Going to Barbican Centre using public transport? Find the fastest route: