Experimental feature

Listen to this article

Experimental feature

Ahmad Jamal’s late-life resurgence continues with this joyous, intensely satisfying collection of sensuous grooves, insidious themes and lush, wrap-round ballads. As each piece switches this way and that, Jamal dovetails grand piano resonance and lissom runs into soft-centred impressionism with an immaculate touch and a pinpoint sense of time.

Even the homage to Horace Silver is a switchback narrative. The impeccable Reginald Veal and Herlin Riley on bass and drums follow each turn to the letter, their fine-tuned rhythms decorated by Manolo Badrena’s sparse percussion.

Ahmad Jamal

Saturday Morning

(World Village)

Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2017. All rights reserved.

Follow the topics mentioned in this article

Follow the authors of this article