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Jazz Musician of the Day: Ahmad Jamal

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Ahmad Jamal
All About Jazz is celebrating Ahmad Jamal's birthday today!

In 1951, Mr. Jamal first recorded \'Ahmad\'s Blues\' on Okeh Records. His arrangement of the folk tune \'Billy Boy\', and \'Poinciana\' (not his original composition), also stem from this period. In 1955, he recorded his first Argo (Chess) Records album that included \'New Rhumba\', \'Excerpts From The Blues\', \'Medley\' (actually \'I Don\'t Want To Be Kissed\')...In 1951, Mr. Jamal first recorded \'Ahmad\'s Blues\' on Okeh Records. His arrangement of the folk tune \'Billy Boy\', and \'Poinciana\' (not his original composition), also stem from this period. In 1955, he recorded his first Argo (Chess) Records album that included \'New Rhumba\', \'Excerpts From The Blues\', \'Medley\' (actually \'I Don\'t Want To Be Kissed\')... more

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