Ahmad Jamal

The Piano Scene of Ahmad Jamal (29020)

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The Piano Scene of Ahmad Jamal

Ahmad Jamal

Matchball Records

8436569194034

LPS 157386

29020

JAZZ

1

LP 12,39 €

• LIMITED EDITION CLASSIC LPs.

• 180 gram VINYL — AUDIOPHILE PRESSING

• INCLUDES 2 BONUS TRACKS

• 2 BONUS TRACKSE

Although it was issued in 1959, the LP The Piano Scene of Ahmad Jamal compiles performances from Jamal’s earliest recording sessions for Okeh in 1951–52 in Chicago, and a 1955 Epic session from October 1955 in New York. Jamal and guitarist Ray Crawford are present on all sides, while bassist Eddie Calhoun plays on the 1951-52 recordings, and Israel Crosby replaceshim on the 1955 tracks. When Jamal recorded all of these sides, he was still years away from the beginning of his success, which would come after the release of his 1958 Pershing and Spotlight live performances.

PERSONNEL:

  • AHMAD JAMAL, piano
  • RAY CRAWFORD, guitar
  • ISRAEL CROSBY, bass (on A1, A3, A6-A7, B1, B4, B6-B7)
  • EDDIE CALHOUN, bass (on A2, A4-A5, B2-B3, B5)

A5 & B2: Chicago, October 25, 1951.

A2, A4, B3, B5: Chicago, May 5, 1952.

A1, A3, A6-A7, B1, B4, B6, B7: New York, October 25, 1955.

TRACKS:

  • A1. OLE DEVIL MOON
  • A2. AHMAD’S BLUES
  • A3. POINCIANA
  • A4. BILLY BOY
  • A5. WILL YOU STILL BE MINE?
  • A6. PAVANNE
  • A7. DON’T BLAME ME 1. OLE DEVIL MOON
  • B1. CRAZY HE CALLS ME
  • B2. THE SURREY WITH THE FRINGE ON TOP
  • B3. AKI & UKTHAY (BROTHER & SISTER)
  • B4. SLAUGHTER ON 10TH AVENUE
  • B5. A GAL IN CALICO
  • B6. IT’S EASY TO REMEMBER
  • B7. AUTUMN LEAVES (*)