Saturday, January 13, 2018

Portfolio of Ahmad Jamal

As an LP, this recording represented a huge step in packaging. It was a beautiful, all white double disc album with Jamal's profile and name appearing in copper color. The music is from Jamal's "Spotlight Club" recordings, which are available in more complete form on other CDs. The bottom line - this is the music of the Ahmad Jamal Trio, composed of one of America's greatest jazz pianists, with Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums. These recordings were made in the late 1950s and were part of Jamal's Argo recordings. Argo, of course, was Chess Records' jazz label. Jamal's only rival on the label was the even more popular (because he recorded more "popular" songs such as "In Crowd" and "Hang on Sloopy") Ramsey Lewis. If you want truly subtle, beautifully phrased and intimate jazz piano music, Ahmad Jamal is the artist you will want to listen to for hours on end...
Paul Thielmann

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Ahmad Jamal


1 This Can't Be Love (Hart, Rodgers)  5:04
2 Autumn Leaves (Kosma, Mercer, Prévert)  7:49
3 Ahmad's Blues (Jamal)  4:03
4 Old Devil Moon (Harburg, Lane)  3:55
5 Serelitus (Jamal)  3:13
6 It Could Happen to You (Burke, Van Heusen)  4:13
7 Ivy (Carmichael)  2:58
8 Tater Pie (Ashby)  3:20
9 Let's Fall in Love (Arlen, Koehler)  5:03
10 Aki and Ukthay (Brother & Sister)  (Jamal)  3:16
11 You Don't Know What Love is (Raye, DePaul)  3:30
12 I Didn't Know What Time it Was (Hart, Rodgers)  4:34
13 So Beats My Heart for You (Ballard, Henderson, Waring)  3:39
14 Gal in Calico (Robin, Schwartz)  4:44
15 Our Delight (Dameron)  3:03


Ahmad Jamal - p
Israel Crosby - b
Vernell Fournier - dr

Recorded at Spotlite Club, Washington ; September 5 & 6, 1958


Melanchthon said...

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deGallo said...

Thank you.

sep troelstra said...

Many thanks!!

lucky5 said...

Thank you for the Flacs!

DEEP said...


adakun said...

Muchas gracias!!

Caravaggio said...

This is awesome thank you!!!!

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thanks a lot Mel!!

Olde Edo said...

Thank you!

Kovina Kris said...

Looking forward to giving this a spin. I don't have a lot by Jamal. Thank you Mel!

musician3 said...

AMAZING....................THANK YOU FOR ALL

Geoviki said...

I'm sorely lacking in Jamal tunes, so thank you so much.