Ahmad Jamal's autobiography is forthcoming. Jamal had a huge hit with "Poinciana" in 1958, and it became his signature song. In 1998 he performed "Poinciana" at the Poland Jazz Fair with Othello Molineaux on the steel drum. Since this video has very good resolution, it's best at full volume and full screen. Stanley Crouch explains how Jamal could "turn an individual piece into an idiomatic symphonette" and notes his influence on pianists.
With restored audio, here's Jamal doing "Darn That Dream" in 1959.