Good morning. Today we’re listening to Ahmad Jamal, an American jazz pianist and bandleader from Pittsburgh. Jamal, whom we first recommended in May 2021, passed away on Sunday at age 92. At age 3, Jamal figured out how to copy his uncle Lawrence’s piano playing by ear.
Wonderful music. I’m pretty sure it’s the 1958 version of Poinciana that was the big hit, though.
Thank you. What a giant, I think I'll be spending most of the day with him.
I’ve always perked up when I came across his music. It just had this indescribable quality. What a wonderful career.
He made me love piano again. Thank you!
Wonderful. Thank you.