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Ahmad Jamal: Barbican, London

John L. Walters, The Guardian, 11 May 2005

LIKE CREAM, Ahmad Jamal's trio is an influential outfit, hugely successful in its time, whose place in history can be underestimated. His early music had a wide public as a kind of 1950s chillout music, yet he also exerted a considerable influence on Miles Davis (check out Jamal's sublime composition 'New Rumba', on Miles Ahead).

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