Sunday, February 7

Ahmad Jamal Trio - "Darn That Dream" (1959)

"The beatmaking community/culture shares a number of similarities to the jazz community of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. Both communities/cultures were comprised of what I like to call 'anonymous heroes,' acclaimed musicians not necessarily known by the general public or even the broader musical scene, yet fervently respected among their peers. ... With 'Darn That Dream,' presented for MusicStudy, you truly hear what makes the Ahmad Jamal trio so unique. Jamal's piano is airy and roomy, his phrasing—spaced well as usual—glides more than it rumbles. But the impact of each of his notes are strong still the same. Crosby's bass is steady, swinging in time to the various ghost notes that Jamal plays. And Fournier's drums shuffle along with a perched subtlety, occasionally rapping the snare with a punch and a light jab. ..." Standing in the background around the piano: Hank Jones, Ben Webster, George Duvivier, Papa Jo Jones, Nat Hentoff, and Harold Ashby.
BeatTips MusicStudy: Ahmad Jamal Trio - "Darn That Dream"
YouTube: Darn That Dream