Ahmad Jamal

COMPLETE COLLECTION: 1951-1959 CD

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Ahmad Jamal

COMPLETE COLLECTION: 1951-1959 CD

Was $14.99
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Get it in time for Christmas!Check shipping cutoff dates.

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American jazz pianist and composer Ahmed Jamal was born in July 1930. He began playing at the age of three, at seven he started lessons and at 14 he was playing professionally. At this point he was already recognized as a "coming great" by no less a talent than Art Tatum. Jamal began touring with George Hudson's Orchestra after graduating from High School in 1948 before moving to Chicago in 1950. He made his first records as 78 RPM discs in 1951 for the Okeh label with The Three Strings (later called the Ahmad Jamal Trio) alongside guitarist Ray Crawford and a succession of bassists. The Three Strings arranged an extended engagement at Chicago's Blue Note, but leapt to fame after performing at the Embers in New York where John Hammond saw the band play and signed them to Okeh. Jamal subsequently recorded for Parrot(1953-55) and Epic(1955) using the piano-guitar-bass lineup. The trio's sound changed significantly when Crawford was replaced with drummer Vernel Fournier in 1957, and the trio released the live album But Not for Me which stayed on the ten best-selling charts for 108 weeks and included Jamal's well known song "Poinciana". This four disc compilation brings together all the music Ahmad Jamal released during his first seven years as a recording artist, covering the period 1951 - 1958. Including the sides he made for Okeh, his one album for Parrott, his earliest albums for Epic and several records made for Chess offshoot Argo. Trained in both traditional jazz and European classical style, Ahmad Jamal has been praised as one of the greatest jazz innovators. Following bebop greats like Parker and Gillespie, Jamal entered the world of jazz at a time when speed and virtuosic improvisation were central to the success of jazz musicians as artists. Jamal, however, took steps in the direction of a new movement, later coined "cool jazz". He emphasized space and time in his musical compositions and interpretations instead of focusing on the blinding speed of bebop.

Track List
[Disc 1]
  1. Old 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. Surrey With The Fringe On Top
  9. Aki And Ukthay
  10. Slaughter On 10th Avenue
  11. Gal In Calico
  12. It's Easy To Remember To Forget
  13. New Rhumba
  14. Foggy Day
  15. All Of You
  16. It Ain't Necessarily So
  17. I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You)
  18. I Get A Kick Out Of You
  19. Jeff
  20. Darn That Dream
  21. Spring Is Here
[Disc 2]
  1. Perfidia
  2. Love For Sale
  3. Rica Pulpa
  4. Autumn Leaves
  5. Squeeze Me
  6. Something To Remember You By
  7. Black Beauty
  8. Donkey Serenade
  9. Don't Blame Me
  10. They Can't Take That Away From Me
  11. Volga Boatman
  12. Green Dolphin
  13. How About You
  14. I Just Can't See For Lookin
  15. Spring Will Be A Little Late
  16. Beat Out One
  17. Maryam
  18. Easy To Remember
  19. Jim Love Sue
[Disc 3]
  1. But Not For Me
  2. Surrey With The Fringe On Top
  3. Moonlight In Vermont
  4. Music, Music, Music
  5. No Greater Love
  6. Poinciana
  7. Woody'n You
  8. What's New
  9. Taboo
  10. Should I
  11. Stompin' At The Savoy
  12. Girl Next Door
  13. I Wish I Knew
  14. Cheek To Cheek
  15. Autumn In New York
  16. Squatty Roo
  17. That's All
[Disc 4]
  1. This Can't Be Love
  2. Autumn Leaves
  3. Ahmad's Blues
  4. Old Devil Moon
  5. Seleritus
  6. It Could Happen To You
  7. Ivy
  8. Tater Pie
  9. Let's Fall In Love
  10. Aki And Ukthay (Brother And Sister
  11. You Don't Know What Love Is
  12. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  13. So Beats My Heart For You
  14. Gal In Calico
  15. Our Delight
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