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Ahmad Jamal
USA

New album "Marseille" with its always magnetic rhythmic,the pianist pays tribute to the Provencal capital, its multicolored sea and its port turned towards Africa. Concert Palais des Congres in Paris 14 november
Biography
Ahmad Jamal has recently returned to the front of the stage with Blue Moon and Saturday Morning, two albums in which he has carried his art to the forefront, an irreproachable groove. The adventure continues here in a very francophile record; with its always magnetic rhythmic, the pianist pays tribute to the Provencal capital, its multicolored sea and its port turned towards Africa. A symbol of openness that rhymes with one of the most accomplished musics of today. A new album of the legendary pianist and composer Ahmad Jamal is still a highly anticipated event. But Marseille radiates a special enthusiasm because it is a very personal expression of the sincere and mutual admiration that has existed for more than six decades between the American artist, Chevalier of the order of the Arts and Letters, and the the French public. The title that gives its name to the record is a love letter to the iconic capital of the south, whose magnificent port and dazzling light have inspired many artists and filmmakers over the years. Although the album begins with the instrumental interpretation of this piece, it is the vocal version, with a striking performance by the French rapper Abd Al Malik, that immediately attracts attention, mainly because this kind of collaboration is a bold one a new start for Jamal, aged eighty-six. The city is a character who exercises a powerful influence on anyone who walks through its streets and marvels at its many monuments and its sunsets with pictorial beauty. The city is alive. The city is anything but silent. The city is timeless. Marseille, your voice never ceases to call me Marseille, Marseille, city of eternity.


Discography

2017 - Marseille
Jazz Village Pias


2013 - Saturday Morning
Jazz Village


2012 - Blue Moon
Jazz Village



     

11.14.17 Palais des Congrès, Paris (F)

"Marseille (feat. Abd Al Malik)"