His wife has confirmed that the renowned jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader Ahmad Jamal passed away on Sunday at the age of 92.
Jamal died subsequent to doing combating with prostate malignant growth, his girl Sumayah Jamal told the New York Times, uncovering that he died in Ashley Falls, Massachusetts.
Jamal had a legendary music career that spanned seven decades. He influenced a generation of musicians and was Miles Davis’ lifelong friend.
The maestro, who was known for a meager playing style, rose to notoriety after his tune I Love Music was tested on the exemplary rap melody by Nas, The World Is Yours, in 1994.
Jamal was respected with a Lifetime Accomplishment Grammy for his commitments to music history in 2017 and furthermore procured the Kennedy Place in 2007 honor ‘Professionally Jazz Legend.’
Davis once stated, “All my inspiration comes from Ahmad Jamal.” In his autobiography, the trumpeter claimed that Jamal “knocked me out with his concept of space, his lightness of touch, his understatement, and the way he phrased notes, chords, and passages” in addition to his subdued speech.
Laura Hess-Hay, Jamal’s third ex-wife, is his surviving spouse; Sumayah, he and his second ex-wife’s daughter; likewise, two grandchildren