Ahmad Jamal & Yusef Lateef – Live at the Olympia (2014)

This 2-CD +bonus DVD set is fantastic. I saw the Ahmad Jamal Quartet at the Tokyo Jazz Festival last September, one of the highlights of the weekend. Sadly I never got to see Yusef Lateef before he moved on, but it’s a real treat watching him play with Jamal, Reginald Veal, Herlin Riley and Manolo Badrena. This is vibrant, swinging music from two leaders in their 80s..amazing.

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Mr. OK Jazz is a 20+ year resident of Japan and spends all his free time wandering the Kanto area looking for jazz cafes, bars, clubs and record stores. For two years he hosted the OK Jazz radio show on InterFM Radio, currently the OK Jazz podcast. You can reach him at *protected email*