Ahmad Jamal's The Awakening.
Easily one of my favorite jazz records of all time, Jamal's playing is smooth as silk and as fluid as running water. His version of Oliver Nelson's "Stolen Moments," is beautifully entrancing and, after hundreds of listens, still sends shivers through me. Definitely an album that stays with you for weeks and, thankfully, has cast enough of a spell upon my daughter that it's now the stand-by for easing her into dreamland. Luckily, she's usually out by the time Jamal goes into waves of piano hysteria for the relatively hyper introduction of "I Love Music."
Definitely worth the twelve bucks in your pocket.
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