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Actor: Ahmed Jamal
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2003     1hr 0min

This 60 minute DVD features the Ahmad Jamal Trio performing two complete sets including 7 songs. The first set features Ahmad Jamal and his Trio and the second set features the Ahmad Jamal Trio with Gary Burton.


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Actor: Ahmed Jamal
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Jazz
Studio: Mvd Visual
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/28/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 11/26/2002
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

This is terrible....
David R. Cohen | Long Beach, Ca. United States | 03/11/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a big, long time fan of A.J. I recently went to his concert here in So. Calif. I could go for hours praising his style, skills and ability to create some beautiful and yet complex music. I also purchased this DVD with high expectations. First, I should have known better when the enclosure did not detail recording date, etc., which is circa 1981 or close to that.(You can purchase this concert on CD). This is just a rehash of something in the vault that should have never been published. As the reviewer above mentions, the video and audio quality are poor. Listen to some of his recent or previous TelArc/Atlantic recordings and you know. Im not sure if he has any control of what is or is not released to his audience. But this is not what I suspect he would/should provide to his fans. I hope his mangement reads this and pulls this DVD out of the shelves. We deserve better and so does he."
Great to see Jamal in action!
Ron Hall | Deltaville, VA United States | 04/24/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I can't understand the previous negative reviews. This is Ahmad Jamal we're talking about here, after all! Sure this wasn't the best concert I've seen, but I thought the production was pretty good. I, for one was grateful to actually see Mr. Jamal close-up and watch his hands. As a piano player myself, I find his technique simply awesome! He makes it seem so effortless...The only drawbacks, in my opinion are the short length (only 60 mins) and the sound levels were a bit low. Jamal plays one set with his trio and then a second set with vibraphonist Gary Burton. Forget what the other reviewers said - if you like Ahmad Jamal or a good jazz trio, you'll like this."
Ahmad jamal live
Dr. Edilberto Gozo Jr. | CEBU CITY Philippines | 02/17/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Having heard him live, and owning his LP's and CD's I wanted this DVD.I was very disappointed! The video was very poor (1/5), and the audio is mediocre (1/5)! Even if you like Jamal, do not buy this dvd!"
A great musician, but a terrible DVD
Krishnan Anantha | Mumbai,India | 06/09/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I am a great fan of Jamal's music and I happened to come across a discounted copy of this DVD in a music store.

I was so utterly disappointed.The quality of both,the audio and the video are extremely poor.Please do not waste your money buying this DVD.