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WhoSampled x Wax Poetics: Ahmad Jamal ‘The Awakening Mix’

  • Release date: 2017-05-12
  • Label: Wax Poetics x WhoSampled

Mixcloud chart positions: Jazz chart: #1 / Rap chart: #1

Blurb from WhoSampled:

“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 that is 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.”


1. Ahmad Jamal Trio – I Love Music
2. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
3. T La Rock & Jazzy Jay – It’s Yours (Sampled in Nas ‘The World Is Yours’) [Extract] 4. Nas – The World Is Yours (Samples ‘I Love Music’)
5. Jeru The Damaja – Me of the Papes (Samples ‘I Love Music’)
6. O.C – Time’s Up (Remix) (Samples ‘Dolphin Dance’)
7. Ahmad Jamal Trio – Dolphin Dance
8. Nice & Smooth – No Delayin’ (Sampled in Common ‘Resurrection’) [Extract] 9. Common – Resurrection (Samples ‘Dolphin Dance’)
10. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – It’s On You (Samples ‘The Awakening’)
11. Ahmad Jamal Trio – The Awakening
12. Ahmad Jamal Trio – You’re My Everything
13. All Natural – Renaissance (Samples ‘You’re My Everything’)
14. Ahmad Jamal Trio – Stolen Moments
15. O.C – Word… Life (Remix) (Samples ‘Stolen Moments’)
16. Ahmad Jamal Trio – Wave
17. DJ Krush feat CL Smooth – Only the Strong Survive (7th Samurai Mix) (Samples ‘Wave’)