Ahmad Jamal Plays

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Ahmad Jamal Plays
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Studio album by Ahmad Jamal
Released 1955
Recorded May 23, 1955
Genre Jazz
Length 36:04
Label Parrot
Argo LPS-602
Producer Dave Usher
Ahmad Jamal chronology
Ahmad Jamal Plays
The Ahmad Jamal Trio
(1956)The Ahmad Jamal Trio1956
Chamber Music of the New Jazz Cover
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Ahmad Jamal Plays is an album by American jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal featuring performances recorded in 1955 and originally released on the short-lived Parrot label in 1955.[1] The album was rereleased as Chamber Music of the New Jazz on the Argo label after Chess Records purchased the master tapes in 1956.[2] The cover was credited to Eric Anderson, Jr.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

Scott Yanow, in his review for Allmusic, says Jamal's "communication with Crawford and Crosby was often magical".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "New Rhumba" (Ahmad Jamal) – 4:42
  2. "A Foggy Day" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 4:26
  3. "All of You" (Cole Porter) – 3:19
  4. "It Ain't Necessarily So" (Gershwin, Gershwin) – 3:04
  5. "I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You)" (Jack Elliot, Harold Spina) – 3:29
  6. "I Get a Kick Out of You" (Porter) – 4:53
  7. "Jeff" (Ray Crawford) – 4:56
  8. "Darn That Dream" (Eddie DeLange, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:14
  9. "Spring Is Here" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 4:01



  1. ^ Büttner, A., Campbell, R., & Pruter, R. The Parrot and Blue Lake Labels accessed May 22, 2012
  2. ^ Ahmad Jamal discography accessed November 17, 2016
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed May 22, 2012