|Born||July 23, 1946|
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
|Instruments||vibraphone, marimba, percussion|
|Associated acts||Byard Lancaster, Sunny Murray|
Khan Jamal (born July 23, 1946, Jacksonville, Florida) is an American jazz vibraphone and marimba player. Ron Wynn describes Jamal as "a proficient soloist when playing free material, jazz-rock and fusion, hard bop, or bluesy fare."
Jamal began playing vibraphone in the mid-1960s.Later in the decade, he joined Cosmic Forces, then co-founded Sounds of Liberation with Byard Lancaster during the early 1970s. During the 1970s, Jamal studied at Combs College of Music and joined Sunny Murray's group Untouchable Factor. In addition to leading his own groups, Jamal has performed with Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society, Joe Bonner, Billy Bang, Charles Tyler and others.
|Drumdance to the Motherland||1972||Dogtown|
|Give the Vibes Some||1974||Palm Records|
|The River||1978||Philly Jazz, with Bill Lewis|
|Thinking of You||1986||Storyville|
|Don't Take No||1989||Vintage Jazz|
|Cubano Chant||2001||Jambrio 1002|
|Return from Exile||2005||Philly Jazz|
|Fire and Water||2007||CIMP with Dylan Taylor, Bass|
|Impressions of Coltrane||2009||SteepleChase|
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