present The Art of Ahmad Jamal
Oriol Fontclara alto sax, Pol Padròs trumpet, Tomàs Fosch piano, Eric Kopetz double bass, Santi Colomer drums.
Frederick Russell Jones, better known as Ahmad Jamal (Pittsburg, EUA, 1930) is one of the most important pianists in the history of jazz. Influenced by Earl Hines, Billy Strayhorn, Mary Lou Williams and Errol Garner, Jamal began a brilliant solo career in the early fifties. He led various trios and released well-known albums like At the Pershing: But Not For Me (1958), which includes popular pieces like Poinciana, one of his greatest hits as a performer. He forged a unique, elegant, evocative and rhythmic style that created a school. A good example of his influence is Steam 5tet, formed by a group of musicians from our jazz scene who include some of the top performers of the moment and brilliantly recreate the spirit and work of Ahmad Jamal.