Jamal Plays Jamal

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Jamal Plays Jamal
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Studio album by Ahmad Jamal
Released 1974
Recorded 1974
Studio Generation Sound, New York City and P.S. Recording Studios, Chicago
Genre Jazz
Length 44:27
Label 20th Century T-459
Producer Ahmad Jamal
Ahmad Jamal chronology
Jamal Plays Jamal
Genetic Walk
(1975)Genetic Walk1975
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Jamal Plays Jamal is an album by American jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal featuring performances recorded in 1974 and released on the 20th Century label.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

The Allmusic review awarded the album 4 stars stating "Jamal Plays Jamal epitomizes the commercial leanings and pop textures that dominate Ahmad Jamal's mid-'70s fusion efforts for the 20th Century label. Though his funkiest and most accessible recording to date, it nevertheless retains the melodic invention and intricacy of his more conventional jazz records".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ahmad Jamal.

  1. "Eclipse" – 7:08
  2. "Pastures" – 6:40
  3. "Dialogue" – 8:43
  4. "Spanish Interlude" – 7:17
  5. "Death and Resurrection" – 4:43
  6. "Swahililand" – 9:56



  1. ^ a b Ankeny, J. Allmusic Review accessed May 24, 2012
  2. ^ Ahmad Jamal discography accessed May 24, 2012