Ahmad Jamal (p), Israel Crosby (b), Vernell Fournier (d)
Bar code: 8436028692644
Although they were not Ahmad Jamal's first recordings, the 1958 Pershing and Spotlite performances marked the beginning of his success. The original album, "But Not For Me" (1958), taped at the Pershing Lounge in Chicago, included eight of the 43 tunes played by the trio, which were carefully selected by the pianist himself.
Two years later, the album's success tempted the original producers to release eleven more tunes (#9-19), which were again selected under the supervision of Jamal. This CD features all known material plus a rare bonus track assembled on CD for the first time ever on CD.
01. But Not For Me 3:32
02. Surrey With The Fringe On Top 2:35
03. Moonlight In Vermont 3:09
04. Music! Music! Music! (Put Another Nickel) 2:56
05. There Is No Greater Love 3:26
06. Poinciana 8:07
07. Woody 'N You 3:40
08. What's New? 4:12
09. Too Late Now 2:32
10. All The Things You Are 3:12
11. Cherokee 3:42
12. It Might As Well Be Spring 3:27
13. I'll Remember April 2:41
14. My Funny Valentine 3:27
15. Gone With The Wind 3:24
16. Billy Boy 3:00
17. It's You Or No One 3:34
18. They Can't Take That Away From Me 4:45
19. Poor Butterfly 3:39
20. Poinciana [Single Version] 3:01 *
Total time: 72:01 min.
(*) Bonus track, an edited version of the Pershing's "Poinciana" originally issued on a 45 rpm single.
Ahmad Jamal (piano), Israel Crosby (bass), Vernell Fournier (drums).
Recorded live at the Pershing Lounge, Chicago, January 16 & 17, 1958
"Recorded at the Pershing Club in Chicago, IL, Jamal's third album (including the hit "Poinciana") was the turning point in his career. His liberal use of silence influenced many jazz musicians, including Miles Davis."
Michael Erlewine -All Music Guide
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