Ahmad Jamal: I'll Never Stop Loving You


I’ll Never Stop Loving You


Ahmad Jamal (piano)


Happy Moods (Argo 662)

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Ahmad Jamal (piano), Israel Crosby (bass), Vernel Fournier (drums).

Composed by Nicholas Brodzsky and Sammy Cahn


Recorded: Chicago, January 20-21, 1960


Rating: 100/100 (learn more)

On the intro of “I’ll Never Stop Loving You” it sounds like Ahmad Jamal pulled out a third hand. One of my conflicts with a lot of Ahmad Jamal’s earlier recordings is that, in my opinion, they weren’t recorded very well—the engineering was not to my satisfaction and I thought the piano was inferior. But Ahmad Jamal completely killed that lion in terms of trying to fight with an instrument. He plays the piano with such perfect command and his musical conception was so clear that it wouldn’t have made a difference if he were playing on a toy piano.

Reviewer: Eric Reed

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