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  1. Ahmad Jamal is an American jazz pianist, composer, group leader, and educator. For five decades, he has been one of the most successful small-group leaders in jazz.
    • also known as Frederick Russell Jones; Fritz Jones; Ahmed Jamal; Ahmad Jahmal; Jamal, Ahmad
    • born on (85 years ago) in Pittsburgh
    • ethnicity: African American
    • nationality: United States of America
    • religion: Islam
    • education: Westinghouse High School
    • profession: Composer, jazz pianist, musician
    • member of musical groups:
    • with LaLa Brooks since
    • genres: Jazz, Bebop, Cool jazz, Modal jazz
    • albums: "Ahmad Jamal at the Pershing: But Not for Me", "I Remember Duke, Hoagy & Strayhorn", "Portfolio", "Ahmad Jamal à Paris", "After Fajr", "Ahmad's Blues", "Crystal", "Digital Works", "Freeflight", "Live at the Alhambra", "Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival 1985", "Nature: The Essence, Part III", "Night Song", "Picture Perfect", "Pittsburgh", "Poinciana", "Rossiter Road", "The Essence, Part 1", "The Good Life", "Big Byrd: The Essence, Part 2", "Priceless Jazz Collection: Ahmad Jamal", "Olympia 2000", "Just Jazz: Live", "Live in Paris 92", "Midnite Jazz & Blues: Waltz for Debby", "At the Top: Poinciana Revisited", "Heat Wave", "Chicago Revisited", "Ahmad Jamal Plays", "In Search of... Momentum", "It's Magic", "Macanudo", "The CBS Jazz Piano Collection - Ahmad Jamal, Volume 2: "The Ahmad Jamal Trio"", "Genetic Walk", "Steppin Out With a Dream", "The CBS Jazz Piano Collection - Ahmad Jamal, Volume 1: "The Three Strings"", "One", "Live at the Pershing & The Spotlight", "At the Pershing", "The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings", "Jamalca", "Recorded Live at Oil Can Harry's", "The Bright, the Blue and the Beautiful", "Ahmad Jamal at the Blackhawk", "The Best of Ahmad Jamal", "Intervals", "A Quiet Time", "The Awakening", "Jamal at the Penthouse", "Outertimeinnerspace"
    • filmography:
    • some of the nominations and awards:
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance - "You're Welcome, Stop on By"
        • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album - "Blue Moon"
    • official website:
  2. Ahmad Jamal is a film producer.
    • profession: Film producer
    • award: - National Film Award for Best Investigative Film - "The Journalist and the Jihadi", with Romesh Sharma

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Ahmad Jamal is a fictional character from the Indonesian TV series Tukang Bubur Naik Haji The Series.

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Google previewRock and Roll Baby Names (2012)

Over 2,000 Music-Inspired Names, from Alison to Ziggy by Margaret Eby

Ahmad Jamal, Jamal Phillips (Def Squad), “Jamal” by Dado Moroni, “Jamal” by Tony Forster LINER NOTES: Pianist Ahmad Jamal is a favorite of actor Clint Eastwood, who used two of J amal's recording in The Bridges of Madison County.

Google previewMotown Encyclopedia (2014)

by Graham Betts

AHMAD JAMAL Legendary jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal was born Frederick Russell Jones in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 2 July 1930 and began playing the piano at the age of three before taking formal ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Muslim-American History (2010)

by Edward E. Curtis

jazz pianist, keyboardist, composer A popular and highly influential jazz pianist for more than five decades, Ahmad Jamal developed a percussive piano style that influenced a multitude of jazz keyboardists ...

Google previewDrum Set Styles Encyclopedia (2010)

by John Thomakos

Listen to: Ahmad Jamal, Ahmad Jamal at the Pershing. Vernell Fournier on drums. John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman. Elvin Jones on drums. John Coltrane, Ballads. Elvin Jones on drums. Bill Evans ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2004)

by Frank Hoffmann

Artists associated with the labels include Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Red Holt, Howlin' Wolf, Ahmad Jamal, Ramsey Lewis, Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, Sunny Stitt, Muddy Waters, and Sonny Boy Williamson. Gene Ammons, Jamal ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Malaysia (2009)

by Ooi Keat Gin

Syed Ahmad Jamal. Form & Soul. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 1994. Tan Sooi Beng. Bangsawan: A Social and Stylistic History of Popular Malay Opera. Singapore: Oxford University Press ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America (2015)

by Mwalimu J. Shujaa, Kenya J. Shujaa

with musicians like John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Nina Simone, Ahmad Jamal, Miles Davis, and Stanley Turrentine. Jazz pianist Monty Alexander played with and experienced ...

Google previewMusic in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped our Culture [4 volumes] (2013)

An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture by Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.

found primarily in urban “pockets”: Pittsburgh and the upper Ohio River watershed (including Earl “Fatha” Hines, Errol Garner, Ahmad Jamal, Art Blakey, Roy Eldridge, Billy Eckstine, and Kenny Clarke); Chattanooga/Knoxville/ Birmingham ...

Google previewDictionary of Pseudonyms (2010)

13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins, 5th ed. by Adrian Room

Ahmad Jamal: Fritz Jones (1930–), U.S. black jazz pianist.

Google previewThe Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music (1996)

by Don Michael Randel

An unkind reception by critics was more than balanced by the success of the album Ahmad Jamal at the Pershing (1958), which remained on the best-selling charts ...

Google previewDictionary of Media and Communication Studies (2015)

by James Watson, Anne Hill

Martin Evans, Ahmad Jamal and Gordon Foxall, Consumer Behaviour (John Wiley, 2009). Demonization What the media do, particularly the popular press, to those whose views they perceive to be dangerous, destabilizing, bad for business ...

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You've got a big, big problem if you get caught up in what people say. If you're gonna live for what people say, you might as well lay down and forget it. Because it doesn't work that way. (Ahmad Jamal)
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