Ahmad Jamal

Barbican Centre , Barbican Friday February 8 2013 19:30
Pittsburgh pianist Jamal, aka Fritz Jones, is best known for providing the sparse melodic template for Miles Davis (those brittle, jerky, modal improvisations with a big kick on the fourth beat) but you can also trace Hancock, Evans and Jarrett from his style. He can still swing like hell – his voracious improvising can pour forth a lifetime's worth of ideas in a single solo. He's accompanied by phenomenal bassist Reginald Veal, the steam-rollering power of drummer Herin Riley and percussionist Manolo Badrena.
Venue name: Barbican Centre
Address: Silk St
Opening hours: Centre Mon-Sat 9am-11pm; Sun noon-11pm. Art Gallery Mon, Tue, Wed, Sat, Sun 10am-6pm; Thu, Fri 10am–9pm. The Curve Mon, Tue, Wed, Sat, Sun 11am–8pm; Thu, Fri 11am–9pm
Transport: Tube: Barbican
Price: £10-£37.50
Event phone: 0844 847 9910
Event website: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk