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Jamal, Ahmad / A Quiet Time
Album:A Quiet Time Collection:Jazz
Artist:Jamal, Ahmad Added:02/2010
Label:Dreyfus Jazz 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-02-28 Pull Date:2010-05-02 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:2 May11 Apr4 Apr28 Mar21 Mar14 Mar7 Mar

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 11, 2013:The Iron Skillet
Flight To Russia
4.Apr 30, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum
After J.A.L.C.
2.Nov 20, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum
Flight To Russia
5.Apr 10, 2010:The Mobile Subject
Flight To Russia
3.May 13, 2010:Morning Glory (sittin' in for JC's Epiphany of Sound)
After J.A.L.C.
6.Apr 09, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-02-27 
Pianist Jamal shows off his fluid technique in this release that features mostly original compositions. Tracks are full of unexpected tempo changes and other surprises that keep things swinging. Delicious work from James Cammack on bass and Manolo Badrena & Kenny Washington on percussion.

1. Hip midtempo groove that flows into liquid slowness then back again.
*2. Fluid piano & bird calls then a lyrical rainy day love song. Sigh…
*3. Swinging and energetic w/passages of drama & passages of playfulness.
4. Trills and flourishes, mostly midtempo w/percussion bouncing off piano.
*5. Drums march into a relaxed piano sway that picks up & gets some improv.
6. A cha-cha-infused meander w/relaxed drums packing swaying piano.
*7. Upbeat late night groove w/a tight, sophisticated arrangement. Cool.
8. Tempo changes take it from ballad to jungle. Sweet piano work.
*9. Dramatic intro to mid/upbeat jam that gets really swinging.
10. Gentle ballad w/layers of emotion and sadness.
11. Dripping with romance, a passionate showcase for piano.

Track Listing
1.Paris After Dark 6.My Inspiration
2.The Love Is Lost 7.After J.A.L.C.
3.Flight To Russia 8.A Quiet Time
4.Poetry 9.Tranquility
5.Hi Fly 10.The Blooming Flower
 11.I Hear A Rhapsody