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JAMAL, AHMAD

THE PIANO SCENE OF AHMAD JAMAL (+ 9 BONUS TRACKS)

Barcode: 8436569194256 / Cat: 48020 / 1 CD / Label: MATCHBALL RECORDS

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 replaces him on the 1955 tracks. When Jamal recorded all of these sides, he was still years away from attaining success, which would come after the release of his 1958 Pershing and Spotlight live performances. Nine tracks from the same sessions, not included on the original LP, have been added as a bonus.

  • Tracklist
    • 1. Ole Devil Moon
    • 2. Ahmad’s Blues
    • 3. Poinciana
    • 4. Billy Boy
    • 5. Will You Still Be Mine?
    • 6. Pavanne
    • 7. Crazy He Calls Me
    • 8. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
    • 9. Aki & Ukthay
    • 10. Slaughter On 10th Avenue
    • 11. A Gal In Calico
    • 12. It’s Easy To Remember
    • 13. Autumn Leaves*
    • 14. Don’t Blame Me*
    • 15. Rica Pulpa*
    • 16. The Donkey Serenade*
    • 17. Perfidia*
    • 18. Black Beauty*
    • 19. They Can’t Take That Away From Me*
    • 20. Squeeze Me*
    • 21. Something To Remember You By*

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