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Ahmad Jamal 'The Awakening Mix'

Ahmad Jamal 'The Awakening Mix'

Playing tracks by

Jeru The Damaja, Oc, Dave Owen and Ahmad Jamal Trio.

Chart positions

This upload was 4th in the #rap chart, 5th in the #jazz chart and 10th in the #hip hop chart.

This guest mix for and was first published 2 months ago in celebration of the re-issue of Ahmad Jamal's classic 'The Awakening' album by Be With Records. Here's what WhoSampled had to say about it at the time:

"Recently reissued on 180gram vinyl by Be With Records, Ahmad Jamal's 1970 piano trio opus 'The Awakening' is a sought after digger's classic and among the most heavily sampled jazz records of all time. Familiar samples from the LP form the backbone of countless 90s Hip Hop anthems, most famous among them Nas's Pete Rock produced 1994 single 'The World Is Yours'. Others to have borrowed passages from the LP include the likes of Common, O.C, Jeru the Damaja, DJ Krush and many more. This mixtape produced in collaboration with Wax Poetics and Be With Records, mixed by Chris Read explores the connection between the album and the many Hip Hop classics it inspired. "

Track list here:


Juan Morales

Increíble, magnífico... just amazing!

Norman Breaks

Nice mix.


So very clean!

Big Cap Spatch

this is dope, but i was fully expecting to hear Jemini the Gifted One in the mix... can't have it all i suppose, it's still flames!!!


Its Yours.

Gezlopa Gez Dj Glazy

nice ... perfecto ...