Music Director And Jazz Pianist Ahmad Jamal Passed Away

Famous American jazz pianist and composer Ahmad Jamal passed away. He was 92 years old. He died in New York due to cancer. A friend of jazz wizard Miles Davis, Jamal’s music has influenced generations. The turning point in his 80-year musical career was the wave created by the 1958 album Perishing But Not For Me. It was one of the best-selling instrumental music albums of its time. In 2007, he was awarded the Order des Arts et des Lettres of France. In 2017, he won the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for Lifetime Achievement in Music.

Frederick Russell Jones was born in a working-class Pittsburgh suburb in 1930. He started playing the piano when he was three years old and started taking music lessons seriously when he was seven. When he was 20 years old, he changed his name to Muhammad and converted to Islam, although he stayed away from the Black Power movement’s more political aspects in favor of a “search for peace.”He entered the jazz scene in the 1950s, which was frequently distinguished by a frenetic, explosive style.