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‘Listen to the way Jamal uses space. He lets it go so that you can feel the rhythm section and the rhythm section can feel you. It’s not crowded.
Ahmad is one of my favourites. I live until he makes another record.’ Miles Davis, 1958

• 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.

• Compositions such as ‘New Rhumba’ were transcribed note for note by Gil Evans for ‘Miles Ahead’. “I was delighted, ” recalled Jamal “We needed that kind of support at the time Miles came along and paid us that compliment.”

• Our edition comprises the albums “Chamber Music of The New Jazz”, “The Ahmad Jamal Trio”, “The Piano Scene of Ahmad Jamal” (with material recorded between 1951 and 1955) and “Listen to the Ahmad Jamal Quintet” (recorded in 1960).

• 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.

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DISC ONE: THE AHMAD JAMAL TRIO


1. NEW RHUMBA

2. A FOGGY DAY

3. ALL OF YOU

4. IT AIN'T NECESSARILY SO

5. I DON'T WANNA 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



DISC TWO: THE AHMAD JAMAL TRIO / THE THREE STRINGS

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 10TH AVENUE

11. A GAL IN CALICO

12. IT'S EASY TO REMEMBER

THE AHMAD JAMAL QUINTET

13. AHMAD'S WALTZ

14. VALENTINA

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)

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