Blue Moon: The New York Session Image
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  • Summary: Jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal pays tribute to some of his favorite Broadway, Hollywood, and Great American Songbook classic songs.
  • Record Label: Jazz Village
  • Genre(s): Classical, Piano Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Post-Bop, Soul Jazz, Chamber Jazz, Cool, Keyboard, Mainstream Jazz
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 13, 2012
    90
    Jamal continues to spin gold from the bench of his baby grand with Blue Moon.
  2. Jamal sounds close to his 1950s Chess Records best.
  3. Aug 13, 2012
    80
    It's as an impressionist composer that the latterday Ahmad Jamal really excels. Two of these pieces in particular, "Autumn Rain" and "Morning Mist", are quite exquisite.
  4. Aug 13, 2012
    80
    Sometimes his virtuosity takes Jamal over the top, but this session looks set to be one of his classics.
  5. Aug 13, 2012
    70
    One of Jamal's best in recent years.
  6. Aug 13, 2012
    70
    One of his most accomplished efforts since his Chess/Impulse! heyday.
  7. Aug 13, 2012
    70
    [Blue Moon] could be classified as a highly advanced form of lounge music.