When you get up in the morning, you must have a song - Ray Charles

Friday, August 17, 2012

Ahmad Jamal Quintet - Listen to...



 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
2. Valentina
3. Yesterdays
4. Tempo For Two
5. Hallelujah
6. It's A Wonderful World
7. Baia
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

Argo 673

8 comments:

moremiles said...

that is one damn cool cover too

francisco santos said...

the link is not correct it does not work...

Hookfinger said...

Hmmmm, it was working earlier today. Should be fixed now. No telling what happened.

apf said...

Thank you!

apf said...

Thank you!

Frasco said...

Quite cool, quite cool.... thank you!

neil said...

And a better rip than the 2009 version I had. Many thanks...

neil said...

And a better rip than the 2009 version I had. Many thanks...