This show was 1st in the global rap chart, 1st in the global jazz chart and 4th in the global hip hop chart.
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 www.mixcloud.com/waxpoetics and Be With Records, mixed by www.mixcloud.com/ChrisReadSubstance explores the connection between the album and the many Hip Hop classics it inspired.
Full sample listing for the album can be found here: http://www.whosampled.com/album/Ahmad-Jamal-Trio/The-Awakening/
Purchase the album here: https://www.bewithrecords.com/products/the-ahmad-jamal-trio-the-awakening-lp#product