I had the pleasure of seeing Ahmad Jamal perform last year at Yoshi's so I knew we would be in for a treat. He commands his piano like no other and brings each note to life. He and his trio came on stage and Ahmad Jamal slowly walked to the piano. When he sat down and struck the keys, he came to life with such vibrant energy that he would jump up in the middle of a song. Idris Muhummad on drums and James Cammack on bass rounded out his trio. Ahmad's exuberant performance included "In Search Of" and his classic "Ponciana." I especially enjoyed how Ahmad and his trio would shift effortlessly through tempos depending on how many fingers he would hold up. It was truly a great performance.