Ahmad Jamal Trio: Ahmad Jamal (piano); Jamil Nasser (bass); Frank Gant (drums).
Recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, New York, New York on February 2-3, 1970.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal (piano); Frank Gant (drums).
Liner Note Author: Leonard Feather.
Recording information: Plaza Sound Studios, New York, NY (02/02/1970/02/03/1970).
By 1970, pianist Ahmad Jamal's style had changed a bit since the 1950s, becoming denser and more adventurous while still retaining his musical identity. With bassist Jamil Nasser (whose double-timing lines are sometimes furious) and drummer Frank Gant, Jamal performs two originals (playing over a vamp on "Patterns"), the obscure "I Love Music," and four jazz standards. These are intriguing performances showing that Ahmad Jamal was continuing to evolve. ~ Scott Yanow