Cross Country Tour: 1958-1961

Cross Country Tour: 1958-1961

by Ahmad Jamal


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Cross Country Tour: 1958-1961

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/07/1998
Label: Verve
UPC: 0011105081320
catalogNumber: 813
Rank: 56794

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   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Orrin Keepnews   Reissue Producer
Ron Malo   Engineer
David Usher   Producer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Jim Macnie   Liner Notes
Kerosene Halo   Art Direction
Ben Oakland   Composer
Ruth Thornhill   Composer

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