When I lived in Chicago you could find Ahmad Jamal lps in every basement of every "antique" store you wandered into. Most times they were beat to death, but with diligence I found all that I wanted for only a couple of bucks apiece. The years go by and I dig these lps out occasionally and ponder how much I like them late at night. Recently one night while flipping through a pile of rock and roll records, I happened across this...woefully misfiled and certainly forgotten for many a year.
Now I can share it with you. This is a crazy lp with Jamal using his stellar working group at the time but adding some strings in the form of guitar and violin. How cool is that?
Listen To The Ahmad Jamal Quintet
1. Ahmad's Waltz
4. Tempo For Two
6. It's A Wonderful World
8. You Came A Long Way From St. Louis
9. Lover Man
10. Who Cares
Ahmad Jamal - piano
Israel Crosby - bass
Vernel Fournier - drums
Joe Kennedy - violin
Ray Crawford - guitar
Recorded 8/15, 16,17/60 Ter-Mar Studios, Chicago