Ahmad Jamal has been a leading jazz pianist for some time, although his commercial success before the release of The Awakening in 1970 wasn’t always taken seriously by critics. However the man with the “exquisite touch”, as Miles Davis once described him, showed all what he was truly capable of with this LP full of tension and release.
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If you’re still finding your way out of the haze of the Christmas period, struggling to get into the groove of work again, London-based producer Geode may have your back. Mixing a serious love of the deeper, darker dubstep found on labels like Deep Medi with the smoother sounds of garage , this first solo LP showcases Geodes ability to create soothing soundscapes with sweeping jazzy melodies that blend seamlessly into sub-bass serenades.