Jamal, Ahmad

Jamal, Ahmad,

1930–, American jazz pianist, b. Pittsburgh, Pa. He started playing the piano at the age of three and became interested in jazz during the bop era. He began playing professionally at 18 and shortly thereafter came to the attention of Miles DavisDavis, Miles,
1926–91, American jazz musician, b. Alton, Ill. Rising to prominence with the birth of modern jazz in the mid-1940s, when he was a sideman in Charlie Parker's bop quintet, Davis became a dominant force in jazz trumpet.
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, who cited Jamal as an important influence. In 1951 he formed his first trio; he has continued to create a uniquely orchestral sound, defining the jazz trio for some 50 years. In 1958 he and his group recorded Ahmad Jamal at the Pershing, featuring the song "Poinciana," which became his signature tune. Jamal has been acclaimed for his cool post-bop style, melodic and rhythmic improvisations, dramatic pacing, dynamic effects, innovative small-ensemble arrangements, and use of musical space.
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'I used to go to see my school fellows in the then Government College Lahore, and befriended a group of literary people there, including Shahid Jamal, Ahmad Khalil, Ikramul Haque and Siraj Munir Junior.
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The 10 killed Palestinians were identified as Tha'er Abu Ghazaleh, Hassan Manasra, Baha'a E'llyan, Ala'a Abu Jamal, Ahmad Abu Sha'aban, Mo'ataz Owaisat, Mohammed Nemr, Omar Skafi, Abdul-Mohsen Hasoneh, and Mos'ab al-Ghazali.
Amer Abdul Rahman, Mohammad Fawzi, Ahmad Ali, Mohammad Jaber, Habboush Saleh (Bani Yas); Adel Al Housani, Hamdan Al Kamali, Saeed Al Kathiri, Esmail Mattar (Al Wahda); Rashid Eissa, Mohammad Jamal, Ahmad Mahmoud (Al Wasl).
The 12 winners taking part in the trip are Mohammad Saleh Maymoony, Adel Jamal, Ahmad Mohamed Fairaq, Saeed Bashath, Mohamed Abdulaziz Al Mouwaizry and Ahmad Noor Adam from Saudi Arabia; Mohamed Assheq and Omar Jamal from Kuwait; Maher Ahmed Ali and Abdullah Mohamed Melfi from UAE; and Asaad Abdullah Al Shbaibi and Badr Salem from Oman.
Taking part in the trip are Mohammad Saleh Maymoony, Adel Jamal, Ahmad Mohamed Fairaq, Saeed Bashath, Mohamed Abdulaziz Al Mouwaizry and Ahmad Noor Adam from Saudi Arabia; Mohamed Assheq and Omar Jamal from Kuwait; Mhaer Ahmed Ali and Abdullah Mohamed Melfi from UAE; and Asaad Abdullah Al Shbaibi and Badr Salem from Oman.