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World‑renowned pianist Ahmad Jamal to release new album

Ballades is coming out this week.

A new album of the legendary pianist and composer Ahmad Jamal is still a highly anticipated event. Yet when it’s a solo piano album, something Jamal has never done before. Featuring three original compositions alongside three duets with long-time collaborator the bassist James Cammack, Ballades also includes also a solo version of “Poinciana”, recorded between takes during the session for Marseille. 

Jamal’s new album is a French-inspired love letter to his past, the legend said. With over a career that stretches seven decades, the pianist continues to deeply mark his time.

Ahmad Jamal’s Ballades will be released on 13th September on 2xLP via Jazz Village Records. Check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Ahmad Jamal ballades cover


1. Marseille
2. Because I Love You
3. I Should Care
4. Poinciana
5. Land of dreams
6. What s New
7. So Rare
8. Whisperings
9. Spring Is Here
10. Emily