It is announced that piano great Ahmad Jamal died earlier today 16 April 2023 at the age of 92.
The first tribute we have seen is from France-Musique’s Alex Dutilh:
“An immeasurable sadness. Suddenly, the fragrances jostle in the mind, the immense joys he gave us throughout his seven-decade career, through his singular “aesthetics of desire”, his staging of silences, his art of suspense, his way of playing in a quartet as much as the piano…
A giant has just passed away a few hours ago, at his home, at 1.57pm on 16 April. He was 92 years old. He was my grandfather in heart and mind. Ahmad Jamal, I love you forever.”
Born Pittsburgh, PA (as Frederick Russell Jones), July 2, 1930. Died Lakeview, CT, 16 April 2023. In sadness.
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