Big Byrd: The Essence Part 2

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Big Byrd: The Essence Part 2
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Studio album by Ahmad Jamal
Released 1996
Recorded October 30–31, 1994 and February 6–7, 1995
Studio Studio Marcadet, La Plaine Saint Denis, France and Clinton Recording Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 57:31
Label Birdology 529447-2
Ahmad Jamal chronology
The Essence Part One
(1995)The Essence Part One1995
Big Byrd: The Essence Part 2
Nature: The Essence Part Three
(1997)Nature: The Essence Part Three1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 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 accessed May 28, 2012