Ahmad Jamal - Trio & Quintet Recordings with Ray Crawford (CD)

Trio & Quintet Recordings with Ray Crawford
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This collection features the complete, legendary recordings made by Ahmad Jamal with the guitarist Ray Crawford in trio and quintet context. Jamal's trios are considered to be amongst the most important in the history of jazz, creating unique articulations of space, openness and light, which still seem so far ahead of their time and which made such a profound impression on Miles Davis and his arranger, Gil Evans. Jamal's art embodies discipline, restraint, refinement and subtlety and furthermore he swings. Miles appreciated the level of intensity Jamal achieved within such a subtle framework.

This CD comprises the albums Chamber Music of The New Jazz, The Ahmad Jamal Trio, The Piano Scene of Ahmad Jamal and Listen to the Ahmad Jamal Quintet. Bonus items include the Miles Davis / Gil Evans recording of Jamal's New Rhumba for the landmark 1957 album Miles Ahead and Gil Evans' Joy Spring which features some joyously melodic guitar from Crawford.

1. New Rhumba
2. A Foggy Day
3. All Of You
4. It Ain't Necessarily So
5. I Don't Want To Be Kissed (By Anyone But You)
6. I Get A Kick Out Of You
7. Jeff
8. Darn That Dream
9. Spring Is Here
10. Perfidia
11. Love For Sale
12. Rica Pulpa
13. Autumn Leaves
14. Squeeze Me
15. Something To Remember You By
16. Black Beauty
17. The Donkey Serenade
18. Don't Blame Me
19. They Can't Take That Away From Me
20. New Rhumba Miles Davis With The Gil Evans Orchestra

1. Old Devil Moon
2. Ahmad's Blues
3. Poinciana
4. Billy Boy
5. Will You Still Be Mine
6. Pavanne
7. Crazy He Calls Me
8. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
9. Aki And Ukthay
10. Slaughter On 10 Th Avenue
11. A Gal In Calico
12. It's Easy To Remember
13. Ahmad's Waltz
14. Valentine
15. Yesterdays
16. Tempo For Two
17. Hallelujah
18. It's A Wonderful World
19. Baia
20. You Came A Long Way From St. Louis
21. Lover Man
22. Who Cares
23. Joy Spring Gil Evans Orchestra (With Ray Crawford)