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The Ahmad Jamal Trio‎ - The Awakening

  • The Ahmad Jamal Trio‎

    The Awakening LP (1970)

    Impulse!

Legendary contemporary jazz album headed by pianist Ahmad Jamal that has been sampled on countless 90s hip hop tracks (sorry this is not the-breaks.com).  This and Jack Bruce's Things We Like were the go to sample fodder for the jazzy boom bap sound of the early to mid 90s (I see you Pete Rock.)  Despite those accolades, this is just an amazing Sunday morning jazz album.  More coffee please!


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