Ahmad Jamal – Saturday Morning
Ahmad Jamal has been playing the piano for 80 years. At 83, he still swings hard on his new record Saturday Morning with bassist Reginald Veal and drummer Herlin Riley. Whether improvising over Afro-Caribbean rhythms on “Back To The Future” and “One (Ahad)” or weaving together Duke Ellington’s ballads on “I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good,” he shows no sign of slowing down. With his virtuosic playing on “Edith’s Cake” and “I’m in the Mood for Love,” Jamal proves that his chops and still amazing and that his age ain’t nothing but a number.