Complete Live at the Spotlite Club 1958

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Complete Live at the Spotlite Club 1958
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Live album by Ahmad Jamal
Released 2007
Recorded September 5 & 6, 1958
The Spotlite Club, Washington D.C.
Genre Jazz
Label Gambit
Producer Dave Usher
Ahmad Jamal chronology
Complete Live at the Pershing Lounge 1958
(2007)Complete Live at the Pershing Lounge 19582007
Complete Live at the Spotlite Club 1958
(2007)
Poinciana – One Night Only
(2008)Poinciana – One Night Only2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

Complete Live at the Spotlite Club 1958 is a live album by American jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal featuring performances recorded at the Spotlight club in Washington D.C. in 1958, some of which were originally released on the albums Ahmad Jamal Trio Volume IV and Portfolio of Ahmad Jamal on the Argo label.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review awarded the album 5 stars stating "Best heard at sunset, late at night by candlelight, or in a cozy room softly illumined by indirect incandescence, this music offers the listener an opportunity to savor both what Jamal plays and what he doesn't play. His sense of timing, the way he employs contrasting dynamics and his quirky flair for the dramatic have always made Ahmad Jamal an exciting performer. His Spotlite recordings are filled with surprises and exhilarating passages".[1]

Track listing[edit]

Disc One:

  1. "Ahmad's Blues" (Ahmad Jamal) - 4:04 Originally released on Portfolio of Ahmad Jamal
  2. "It Could Happen to You" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 4:17 Originally released on Portfolio of Ahmad Jamal
  3. "I Wish I Knew" (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 3:45 Originally released on Ahmad Jamal Trio Volume IV
  4. "Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert) - 7:39 Originally released on Portfolio of Ahmad Jamal
  5. "Stompin' at the Savoy" (Edgar Sampson) - 4:15 Originally released on Ahmad Jamal Trio Volume IV
  6. "Cheek to Cheek" (Irving Berlin) - 4:47 Originally released on Ahmad Jamal Trio Volume IV
  7. "The Girl Next Door" (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) - 3:26
  8. "Secret Love" (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster) - 3:52 Originally released on Ahmad Jamal Trio Volume IV
  9. "Squatty Roo" (Johnny Hodges) - 2:19 Originally released on Ahmad Jamal Trio Volume IV
  10. "Taboo" (Margarita Lecuona, Bob Russell) - 4:01 Originally released on Ahmad Jamal Trio Volume IV
  11. "Autumn in New York" (Vernon Duke) - 3:18
  12. "A Gal in Calico" (Leo Robin, Arthur Schwartz) - 4:44 Originally released on Portfolio of Ahmad Jamal
  13. "That's All" (Alan Brandt, Bob Haymes) - 2:38 Originally released on Ahmad Jamal Trio Volume IV
  14. "Should I?" (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed) - 3:41 Originally released on Ahmad Jamal Trio Volume IV

Disc Two:

  1. "Seleritus" (Ahmad Jamal) - 3:13 Originally released on Portfolio of Ahmad Jamal
  2. "Let's Fall in Love" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 5:09 Originally released on Portfolio of Ahmad Jamal
  3. "This Can't Be Love" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 5:12 Originally released on Portfolio of Ahmad Jamal
  4. "Old Devil Moon" (Yip Harburg, Burton Lane) - 3:56 Originally released on Portfolio of Ahmad Jamal
  5. "Ivy" (Hoagy Carmichael) - 3:08 Originally released on Portfolio of Ahmad Jamal
  6. "Tater Pie" (Harold Ashby) - 3:07 Originally released on Portfolio of Ahmad Jamal
  7. "Aki & Ukthay (Brother and Sister) (Jamal) - 3:16 Originally released on Portfolio of Ahmad Jamal
  8. "You Don't Know What Love Is (Gene de Paul, Don Raye) - 3:30 Originally released on Portfolio of Ahmad Jamal
  9. "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" (Hart, Rodgers) - 4:35 Originally released on Portfolio of Ahmad Jamal
  10. "So Beats My Heart for You" (Pat Ballard, Charles Henderson, Tom Waring) - 3:42 Originally released on Portfolio of Ahmad Jamal
  11. "Our Delight" (Tadd Dameron) - 3:00 Originally released on Portfolio of Ahmad Jamal
  12. "Soft Winds" (Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson) – 3:22 Studio take originally released as 45rpm single
  13. "Secret Love" (Fain, Webster) - 2:50 Studio take originally released as 45rpm single
  14. "Taking a Chance on Love" (Duke) - 1:52 Studio take originally released as 45rpm single

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b arwulf, a. Allmusic Review accessed May 22, 2012
  2. ^ Ahmad Jamal discography accessed May 22, 2012