Ahmad's Blues

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD reissues most of the music recorded on one night by the 1958 Ahmad Jamal Trio which consisted of the pianist/leader, bassist Israel Crosby and drummer Vernel Fournier during a live performance in Washington D.C. Originally released as the LP Ahmad Jamal plus part of Portfolio of Ahmad Jamal, these 16 selections display the uniqueness and tightness of this memorable unit. With great attention paid to dynamics and the use of space yet always swinging at least lightly, the Ahmad Jamal Trio is heard at its best on such numbers as "It Could Happen to You," "Stompin' at the Savoy," "Squatly Roo," "A Gal in Calico" and "Let's Fall in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD reissues most of the music recorded on one night by the 1958 Ahmad Jamal Trio which consisted of the pianist/leader, bassist Israel Crosby and drummer Vernel Fournier during a live performance in Washington D.C. Originally released as the LP Ahmad Jamal plus part of Portfolio of Ahmad Jamal, these 16 selections display the uniqueness and tightness of this memorable unit. With great attention paid to dynamics and the use of space yet always swinging at least lightly, the Ahmad Jamal Trio is heard at its best on such numbers as "It Could Happen to You," "Stompin' at the Savoy," "Squatly Roo," "A Gal in Calico" and "Let's Fall in Love."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/1994
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 011105180320
  • Catalog Number: 803
  • Sales rank: 13,661

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ahmad's Blues (4:05)
  2. 2 It Could Happen to You (4:15)
  3. 3 I Wish I Knew (3:45)
  4. 4 Autumn Leaves (7:40)
  5. 5 Stompin' At The Savoy (4:15)
  6. 6 Cheek To Cheek (4:47)
  7. 7 The Girl Next Door (3:26)
  8. 8 Secret Love (3:51)
  9. 9 Squatty Roo (2:18)
  10. 10 Taboo (4:01)
  11. 11 Autumn In New York (3:18)
  12. 12 A Gal in Calico (4:44)
  13. 13 That's All (2:38)
  14. 14 Should I? (3:39)
  15. 15 Seleritus (3:12)
  16. 16 Let's Fall in Love (5:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ahmad Jamal Primary Artist, Piano
Israel Crosby Bass
Vernel Fournier Drums
Technical Credits
Ahmad Jamal Contributor
Israel Crosby Contributor
Malcolm Chisholm Engineer
Dave Grusin Executive Producer
Vernel Fournier Contributor
Orrin Keepnews Producer, Contributor
Hugh Martin Composer
Sonny Mediana Production Director
Clyde Otis Composer
Larry Rosen Executive Producer
David Usher Producer, Contributor
Kelly Owens Composer
Neil Tesser Liner Notes
Dan Serrano Art Direction
Erick Labson Remastering
Laurie Goldman Graphic Design
Hollis King Art Direction
Ralph Blane Composer
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