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Monday, April 20, 2009

Ahmad Jamal Trio & George Coleman - Zurich 2000

This is among my favourite concert memories - a smoking set by Ahmad Jamal's trio with the great Idris Muhammad on drums (it was sort of a drummer's night... first up was Jacky Terrasson with Leon Parker, and in between the main sets, Bill Stewart was playing with the trio of Larry Goldings). After three songs in trio, George Coleman joined in, for a few rousing examples of his great talent and powerful delivery. I stood right in front of him, watching him play quite in awe (I'm a dabbling sax player myself, tenor mainly...)
As an encore, they did "Autumn Leaves", modelled after the classic version with Miles, to be heard on Cannonball Adderley's Blue Note album, "Somethin' Else".

Anyway, listen to it yourself! This is one more of the dime wish-list of shows.

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Ahmad Jamal Trio feat. George Coleman
jazznojazz Festival
Zürich (Switzerland), Theaterhaus Gessnerallee
October 26, 2000

Ahmad Jamal - piano
James Cammack - bass
Idris Muhammad - drums

on #4-8, add:
George Coleman - tenor sax

1. Aftermath (Jamal) 8:58
2. Kaleidoscope (Jamal) 10:28
3. Crossroads (Jamal) 9:59
4. This I Dig of You (Hank Mobley) 14:27
5. My Foolish Heart (Victor Young) 13:29
6. You Can't See (Monty Alexander) 12:21
7. Devil's in My Den (Jamal) 9:10

8. Autumn Leaves (Kosma-Prévert-Mercer) 9:17

TT: 88:09 (complete!)

Sound: A
Source: DRS 2 broadcast / 2000-10-26 (live)
Lineage: FM > Tape > Minidisc > analogue to HD > FLAC (8)(asb) > CDR
Additional (2009): EAC (secure) > Cool Edit Pro (centred all tracks) > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Recorded (2000) & transferred (ca. 2006) & shared on dimeadozen (January 2009) by ubu

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note: while this music was shared by yours truly originally on February 14, 2006, this is not technically a re-seed, as it's a new set of FLAC files ripped from my CDR.
The info below reflects this, while at the bottom you'll find some info on the first seed, courtesy of the bot-dimeadozen yahoo mailing list.

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ubu said...

FLAC (tagged) + info:

Nigel said...

Dude!...Or rather, Ubu! Sir! This looks freaking wonderful. Thank you.

Otis Foster said...

Ubu - don't know that I've ever heard Ahmad play behind a horn, so thanks

trpt2345 said...

Great set.If you like this one, try his Live at The Olympia Theater, same band from a couple weeks later in Paris. On Dreyfus Jazz. BTW, the original dime seeder's comments are weird, why should Jamal not have the opportunity to play differently than he did fifty years ago to satisfy someone else's opinions?

ubu said...

The original seeder on dime was yours truly, too... :-)

Of course a musician is allowed to develop and change his style etc. In fact, most often those who don't change and develop get boring quickly...

In Jamal's case it's just that back when I attended this concert, and - though to a lesser extent - still today, I'm not that much of a fan of the turns his evolution and change took... his style got much heavier and much less sophisticated and nuanced, I think.

Still, this live recording AND the Dreyfus disc you mention are very good!

trpt2345 said...

I just think that Jamal has evolved tremendously and at 70 or more years old and fifty years removed from his original hits he's way more interesting now than ever. And if you go with it you may discover rich rewards, but you have to let go of what you want and expect and listen with fresh ears. Give the artist some slack. You may be surprised after a while at what you're hearing.

Black Orfeus said...

Thank you very very much!!!

aussenraum said...

Thanks for posting this. I saw this concert too and still remember it.