Ahmad Jamal at SFJAZZ Summer Session Series at SFJAZZ Center
uploaded this event on May 13, 2013
Pianist Ahmad Jamal brought a sense of space and subtlety to jazz improvisation that deeply affected Miles Davis and countless other jazz musicians inspired by them both. “He knocked me out with his concept of space, his lightness of touch, his understatement,” said the trumpeter, whose lyrical less-is-more style was indebted to the elegant pianist who rose to international fame in the late 1950s with the success of his Live at the Pershing recording. Jamal has continued to refine and expand his music ever since, composing new music, exploring harmonies and sonorities and working with younger musicians who fuel him...