Cross Country Tour: 1958-1961

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This two-CD set has highlights from pianist Ahmad Jamal's famous trio dates for Argo, with selections drawn from At the Pershing, At the Pershing Vol. 2, Portfolio of Ahmad Jamal, Alhambra, and At the Blackhawk, plus one selection only out before in a sampler. It is a pity that the five valuable albums were not reissued in full on a three-CD set, for these were among the most important recordings of Jamal's career. His trio with bassist Israel Crosby and drummer Vernel Fournier had a unique sound, utilizing close communication and dynamics to an extraordinary degree. "Poinciana" was a huge hit, and other highlights included on this twofer include "But Not for Me," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This two-CD set has highlights from pianist Ahmad Jamal's famous trio dates for Argo, with selections drawn from At the Pershing, At the Pershing Vol. 2, Portfolio of Ahmad Jamal, Alhambra, and At the Blackhawk, plus one selection only out before in a sampler. It is a pity that the five valuable albums were not reissued in full on a three-CD set, for these were among the most important recordings of Jamal's career. His trio with bassist Israel Crosby and drummer Vernel Fournier had a unique sound, utilizing close communication and dynamics to an extraordinary degree. "Poinciana" was a huge hit, and other highlights included on this twofer include "But Not for Me," "Cherokee," "Billy Boy," "This Can't Be Love" and "Falling In Love With Love." Although easily recommended as an introduction to this classic group, the preferred complete sessions will hopefully appear on CD someday too.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/7/1998
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 011105081320
  • Catalog Number: 813
  • Sales rank: 90,001

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ahmad Jamal Primary Artist, Piano, Ensemble
Israel Crosby Bass
Vernel Fournier Drums
Technical Credits
Paul Gayten Producer
George Gershwin Composer
Claude Thornhill Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Steve Backer Art Direction
Leonard Chess Producer
Malcolm Chisholm Engineer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Orrin Keepnews Reissue Producer
Ron Malo Engineer
David Usher Producer
Erick Labson Remastering
Hollis King Art Direction
Jim Macnie Liner Notes
Kerosene Halo Art Direction
Ben Oakland Composer
Ruth Thornhill Composer
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