Big Byrd: The Essence Part 2

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Big Byrd: The Essence Part 2
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Studio album by
RecordedOctober 30–31, 1994 and February 6–7, 1995
StudioStudio Marcadet, La Plaine Saint Denis, France and Clinton Recording Studios, New York City
LabelBirdology 529447-2
Ahmad Jamal chronology
The Essence Part One
Big Byrd: The Essence Part 2
Nature: The Essence Part Three
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Big Byrd: The Essence Part 2 is an album by American jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal featuring performances recorded in Paris in 1994 and New York in 1995 and released on the Birdology label.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Richard S. Ginell, in his review for Allmusic, states "Into his mid-60s, Jamal remained as distinctive and inventive a pianist as ever, with delightful surprises lurking around every bend".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ahmad Jamal unless noted.

  1. "Lament" – 8:59
  2. "There's a Lull in My Life" (Mack Gordon, Harry Revel) – 6:38
  3. "Manhattan Reflections" – 8:35
  4. "Big Byrd" – 15:13
  5. "Jamie My Boy" – 9:36
  6. "I Love You" (Cole Porter) – 8:30



  1. ^ a b Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed May 28, 2012
  2. ^ Ahmad Jamal discography Archived 2012-05-27 at the Wayback Machine accessed May 28, 2012