As it was back in the heady days of bebop, American jazz musicians tend to receive particularly warm welcomes in France, and none more so than Ahmad J(...)

Jazz musician Ahmad Jamal, left, plays Dublin’s Vicar Street this evening.

Temple Bar Tradfest, DublinDubliners should take the time this weekend to pop along to one of the TradFest events taking place in the city centre. On (...)

Ahmad Jamal: ‘There’s no such thing as old music. It’s either good or bad. They’re still playing Debussy’s Clair de Lune. How old is that?’ Photograph: JB Millot

Ahmad Jamal wears his “living legend” tag lightly. One of the most celebrated pianists in American music for the better part of six decades, he is cit(...)

Are you a pianist who sings or a singer who plays the piano ?I¹m both. It would be impossible to choose between them: the piano, which has been my bes(...)

Ahmad Jamal: Saturday Morning
  • Music
  • September 27, 2013, 00:00

The word influential is much abused, but if anyone deserves the epithet it’s pianist Ahmad Jamal. There may be musicians from jazz’s golden age who(...)