NPR - FRESH AIR
December 13, 2022
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'Emerald City Nights' revisits jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal in a series from the 1960s
When Jamal's trios visited Penthouse jazz club in Seattle in the '60s, they came to play. Now 92, the pianist has signed off on the release of a new series of live recordings from back in the day.
By Ed Enright
Emerald City Nights: Live At The Penthouse (1963–1964) / (1965–1966)
The Ahmad Jamal Trio was at the top of the jazz pops in the mid-1960s. The gloriously tight, powerhouse team was in big demand, a headlining act with a stellar musical reputation, radio hits and a calendar full of sold-out club gigs across the country.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
By Will Friedwald
Nov. 30, 2022
‘Emerald City Nights: Live at the Penthouse’ by Ahmad Jamal Review: A Minimalist Pianist Lets Loose
Though often praised for his light touch, the pianist exhibits a wild and relentless inventiveness on two newly released sets of recordings from 1960s shows in Seattle.
By Chris Willman
Nov. 24, 2022
Jazz Detective, Archivist Zev Feldman’s New Label, Kicks Off With Exclusive Record Store Day Vinyl From Piano Legend Ahmad Jamal
Jazz producer and executive Zev Feldman has long had the nickname of “the jazz detective” for his penchant for finding previously unreleased tapes from the genre’s greats to put out as high-profile archival releases.
JAZZ IN EUROPE
ZEV FELDMAN LAUNCHES NEW LABEL WITH UNIQUE AHMAD JAMAL SET.
Written by Editor, Andrew Read
Sept. 15, 2022
Producer Zev Feldman is well known in the jazz world for his work in tracking down previously unreleased recordings from some of the most iconic musicians throughout the history of jazz
NEW YORK TIMES
Aug. 31, 2022
A Pair of Ahmad Jamal Live Albums Capture an Innovator in His Prime
The pianist, 92, has been hesitant to glance back: “I’m still evolving, whenever I sit down at the piano.”