Friday, April 9, 2010

Ahmad JAMAL - Listen to the Ahmad Jamal Quintet 1960

Ahmad JAMAL - Listen to the Ahmad Jamal Quintet 1960
Argo LP-673  


A nicely expanded take on the Ahmad Jamal sound of the early 60s -- one that adds in guitar from Ray Crawford and violin from Joe Kennedy to Jamal's usual trio grooving! The main focus here is often still on the core group -- which features Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums -- but the added elements are used sparely to bring in new colors to the tunes, with Kennedy bowing violin lines on most of side one, and Crawford hitting some of his great single-note lines on most of side two. Titles include "Ahmad's Waltz", "Valentina", "Tempo For Two", "Yesterdays", and "Baia". 
By Dusty Groove.
Ahmad Jamal- (Piano)
Ray Crawford- (Guitar)
Israel Crosby- (Bass)
Vernell Fournier- (Drums)
Joe Kennedy- (Violin, Arranger)
A1. Ahmad's Waltz 4:44 
A2. Valentina 2:19 
A3. Yesterdays 2:57 
A4. Tempo for Two 3:26 
A5. Hallelujah 2:06 
B1. It's a Wonderful World 2:50
B2. Baia 4:04
B3. You Came a Long Way From St. Louis 3:53
B4. Lover Man 4:04
B5. Who Cares 3:05


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