Jamal at the Penthouse

Performers Ahmad Jamal

Essential Jazz Classics | May 11, 2010 | Compact Disc

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Personnel: Ahmad Jamal (piano); Leo Kruczek, George Brown , Seymour Miroff, Lucien Schmit, Felix Orlewitz, Al Rudnitsky, Sylvan Shulman, Bertrand Hirsch, Isadore Zir, Bernard Eichebaum, Alexander Cores, David Soyer, Harry Katzman, Gene Orloff, Harry Lookofsky (violin, viola, cello); Vernell Fournier (drums).
Liner Note Authors: Malcolm Mint; Dick Martin.
Recording information: Chicago (02/27/1959-02/28/1959); New York (02/27/1959-02/28/1959); Spotlite Club, Washington (02/27/1959-02/28/1959); Chicago (05/05/1952); New York (05/05/1952); Spotlite Club, Washington (05/05/1952); Chicago (09/06/1958); New York (09/06/1958); Spotlite Club, Washington (09/06/1958); Chicago (09/27/1956); New York (09/27/1956); Spotlite Club, Washington (09/27/1956); Chicago (10/04/1956); New York (10/04/1956); Spotlite Club, Washington (10/04/1956).
This LP was a change of pace for pianist Ahmad Jamal, whose trio (with bassist Israel Crosby and drummer Vernell Fournier) is joined by a 15-piece string section arranged and conducted by Joe Kennedy. The interpretations are generally pretty, but with enough variety to hold one's interest. Among the nine selections are Hoagy Carmichael's "Ivy," "Tangerine," "Ahmad's Blues" and "I Like to Recognize the Tune." ~ Scott Yanow

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: May 11, 2010

Genre: Cool

Style: Jazz Vocal

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Live

Originally Released: 1959

Label Name: Essential Jazz Classics

UPC: 8436028694631

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Jamal at the Penthouse

Jamal at the Penthouse

Performers Ahmad Jamal

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: May 11, 2010

Genre: Cool

Style: Jazz Vocal

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Live

Originally Released: 1959

Label Name: Essential Jazz Classics

UPC: 8436028694631


Title Track Time
1.Comme Ci, Comm €a --
2.Ivy --
3.Never Never Land --
4.Tangerine --
5.Ahmad's Blues --
6.Seleritus --
7.I Like To Recognize The Tune --
8.I'm Alone With You --
9.Sophisticated Gentleman --
10.Volga Boatman --
11.On Green Dolphin Street --
12.How About You? --
13.I Just Can't See For Lookin' --
14.Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year --
15.Beat Out One --
16.Maryam --
17.Easy To Remember --
18.Jim Loves Sue --
19.I Wish I Knew --
20.Ahmad's Blues [Trio Version] --
21.Seleritus [Trio Version] --

Editorial Notes

Personnel: Ahmad Jamal (piano); Leo Kruczek, George Brown , Seymour Miroff, Lucien Schmit, Felix Orlewitz, Al Rudnitsky, Sylvan Shulman, Bertrand Hirsch, Isadore Zir, Bernard Eichebaum, Alexander Cores, David Soyer, Harry Katzman, Gene Orloff, Harry Lookofsky (violin, viola, cello); Vernell Fournier (drums).
Liner Note Authors: Malcolm Mint; Dick Martin.
Recording information: Chicago (02/27/1959-02/28/1959); New York (02/27/1959-02/28/1959); Spotlite Club, Washington (02/27/1959-02/28/1959); Chicago (05/05/1952); New York (05/05/1952); Spotlite Club, Washington (05/05/1952); Chicago (09/06/1958); New York (09/06/1958); Spotlite Club, Washington (09/06/1958); Chicago (09/27/1956); New York (09/27/1956); Spotlite Club, Washington (09/27/1956); Chicago (10/04/1956); New York (10/04/1956); Spotlite Club, Washington (10/04/1956).
This LP was a change of pace for pianist Ahmad Jamal, whose trio (with bassist Israel Crosby and drummer Vernell Fournier) is joined by a 15-piece string section arranged and conducted by Joe Kennedy. The interpretations are generally pretty, but with enough variety to hold one's interest. Among the nine selections are Hoagy Carmichael's "Ivy," "Tangerine," "Ahmad's Blues" and "I Like to Recognize the Tune." ~ Scott Yanow
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