The Ahmad Jamal Trio

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The Ahmad Jamal Trio
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Studio album by Ahmad Jamal
Released 1956
Recorded October 25, 1951
Chicago
October 1955
Studio Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 36:04
Label Epic LN 3212
Ahmad Jamal chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Ahmad Jamal Trio is an album by American jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal including two performances from his earliest recording sessions with Okeh in 1951 as The Three Strings, and featuring performances recorded in 1955 as The Ahmad Jamal Trio. It was originally released on the Epic label.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Jamal was creating quite a stir at the time with his fresh chord voicings and use of space and dynamics".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Perfidia" (Alberto Domínguez) – 3:57
  2. "Love for Sale" (Cole Porter) – 8:32
  3. "Rica Pulpa" (Eliseo Grenet) – 3:51
  4. "Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer) – 2:41
  5. "Squeeze Me" (Fats Waller, Clarence Williams) – 3:51
  6. "Something to Remember You By" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) – 2:49
  7. "Black Beauty" (Duke Ellington) – 3:27
  8. "The Donkey Serenade" (Herbert Stothart, Rudolf Friml) – 3:18
  9. "Don't Blame Me" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) – 3:22
  10. "They Can't Take That Away from Me" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 3:00

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed May 23, 2012
  2. ^ Ahmad Jamal discography accessed November 17, 2016