The Boss came to My Big Geneva last July; now is the turn for the Prophet to perform on February the 1st, 2014 for one concert only @ the Victoria Hall. At 83 years of age pianist Jamal sounds close to his 1950s Chess Records best. Born in 1930 in Pittsburg, he never really liked the word jazz and prefers to quality his music as classical american. He became a legend alongside Art Blakey, Stanley Turrentine and George Benson in the late 50′, before going into exile But in the 90’s, he came back more creative than ever. Miles Davies speaks of him as one of the most important influences in his life and perhaps the release of Jamal’s new album is a sort of testimony towards Miles Davies as Blue Moon sounds like a classic firework display of silvery runs and arpeggios full of hints of the tune. Another exalting and exquisite outing. Listening to it, the world seems, for a precious little while, a better place. All this to say how lucky we are, to be able to go and listen to him. But don’t be a fool: Blue Moon is NOT Ahmad Jamal’s latest album, it’s a true masterpiece.
Price: from 22.50.- to 90.-