Monday, January 4, 2010

Ahmad JAMAL – Ahmad Jamal's Alhambra 1961

Ahmad JAMAL – Ahmad Jamal's Alhambra 1961
1962 Pye Jazz Issue


Taken from what were probably bassist Israel Crosby's final recordings with pianist Ahmad Jamal (14 months before the bassist's unexpected death), this LP features the classic version of Jamal's Trio (with drummer Vernell Fournier) playing live at the leader's short-lived Chicago club. The interplay between the musicians was often magical, as can be heard on such numbers as "We Kiss In a Shadow," "Love for Sale," "Broadway" and "Isn't It Romantic."
By Scott Yanow. AMG.
The legendary pianist is caught on his home turf at his (then) newly-opened Alhambra night club, a pretty cool Eastern-themed place on Chicago's classy Michigan Ave. The material's standard Jamal for the time  played with his trio that included Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums.
From Dusty Groove.
Israel Crosby- Bass
Vernell Fournier- Drums
Ahmad Jamal- Piano
A1. We Kiss In A Shadow 5:04
A2. Sweet And Lovely 4:01
A3. The Party's Over 3:59
A4. Love For Sale 4:02 
A5. Snow Fall 2:35
B1. Broadway 7:48  
B2. Willow Weet For Me 3:59
B3. Autumn Leaves 3:52 
B4. Isn't It Romantic 4:27
B5. The Breeze And I 2:24

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