Sunday, 1 August 2010

SAMPLED: Ahmad Jamal

The sample is used y Pete Rock throughout the Nas track and starts 5 minutes into the Ahmad Jamal track.
Ahmad Jamal (born July 2, 1930) is an American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, teacher, and jazz theoretician. According to Stanley Crouch, Jamal is second in importance in the development of jazz after 1945 only to Charlie Parker. For five decades, he has been one of the most successful small-group leaders in jazz.
If you want to see the full extent of his influence on hip-hop, head over to Philaflava, where they have 4 volumes of his samples and the tracks that used them for download.

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