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Ahmad Jamal

Born: July 2, 1930    Primary Instrument: Piano

Ahmad Jamal

In 1951, Mr. Jamal first recorded 'Ahmad's Blues' on Okeh Records. His arrangement of the folk tune 'Billy Boy', and 'Poinciana' (not his original composition), also stem from this period. In 1955, he recorded his first Argo (Chess) Records album that included 'New Rhumba', 'Excerpts From The Blues', 'Medley' (actually 'I Don't Want To Be Kissed'), and 'It Ain't Necessarily So' --all later utilized by Miles Davis and Gil Evans on the albums “Miles Ahead” and “Porgy and Bess.” In his autobiography, Mr. Davis praises Mr. Jamal's special artistic qualities and cites his influence. In fact, the mid-to-late 1950's Miles Davis Quintet recordings notably feature material previously recorded by Mr. Jamal: 'Squeeze Me', 'It Could Happen To You', 'But Not For Me', 'Surrey With The Fringe On Top', 'Ahmad's Blues', 'On Green Dolphin Street' and 'Billy Boy'....
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1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

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As a Leader/Co-Leader


1951

The Legendary Okeh and Epic Recordings
Epic/Legacy
Columbia Studios, Chicago, IL, October 25, 1951° & May 5, 1952¹ & Columbia 30th Street Studio, NYC, October 25, 1955²³.
Tracks: The Surrey With The Fringe On Top °; Will You Still Be Mine?°; Ahmad's Blues¹; A Gal In Calico¹; Aki And Ukthay¹; Billy Boy¹; Black Beauty²; Love For Sale²; Something To Remember You By²; Poinciana³; Don't Blame Me²; Autumn Leaves²; They Can't Take That Away From Me²; Old Devil Moon³; It's Easy To Remember³; Squeeze Me²; Crazy He Calls Me³; Pavanne³; Perfidia²; Rica Pulpa²; The Donkey Serenade³.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Ray Crawford: guitar; Eddie Calhoun°¹: bass; Israel Crosby²: bass.
Note: This is a reissue from 2005. Originally issued on The Piano Scene Of Ahmad Jamal°¹³ and The Ahmad Jamal Trio² (Epic).


1955

Chamber Music Of The New Jazz
Argo
Chicago, IL, May 23, 1955.
Tracks: New Rhumba; A Foggy Day; All Of You; It Ain't Necessarily So; I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You); I Get A Kick Out of You; Jeff; Darn That Dream; Spring Is Here.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Ray Crawford: guitar; Israel Crosby: bass.
Note: Reissued 2004 (Verve).


1956

Count 'Em: 88
Argo
Chicago, IL, September 17° & October 4¹, 1956.
Tracks: Volga Boatmen°; On Green Dolphin Street°; How About You?°; I Just Can't See for Looking¹; Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year°; Beat Out One°; Maryann°; It's Easy to Remember°; Jim Love Sue°.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Ray Crawford: guitar; Walter Perkins: drums.


1958

At The Pershing: But Not For Me
Argo/Chess
The Pershing Lounge, Chicago, IL, January 16, 1958.
Tracks: But Not For Me; The Surrey With The Fringe On Top; Moonlight In Vermont; (Put Another Nickel In) Music! Music! Music!; No Greater Love; Poinciana°; Woody 'N You; What's New?.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Israel Crosby: bass; Vernell Fournier: drums.
Note: All tracks except 'No Greater Love' and 'What's New?' reissued on Cross Country Tour: 1958-1961 (GRP).


At The Pershing, Volume 2
Argo
The Pershing Lounge, Chicago, IL, January 17, 1958.
Tracks: Too Late Now; All The Things You Are; Cherokee; It Might As Well Be Spring; I'll Remember April; My Funny Valentine; Gone With The Wind; Billy Boy; It's You Or No One; They Can't Take That Away From Me; Poor Butterfly?.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Israel Crosby: bass; Vernell Fournier: drums.
Note: All tracks except 'My Funny Valentine', 'They Can't Take That Away From Me' and 'Poor Butterfly?' reissued on Cross Country Tour: 1958-1961 (GRP).


The set at the Spotlite Club in Washington was released in several formats, the next 4 entries cover these concerts (with considerable overlap). There is one complete version which was released on the (dubious) Gambit label

Poinciana
Argo
Spotlite Club, Washington, D.C., September 5 & 6, 1958.
Tracks: Poinciana; You Don't Know What Love Is; A Gal In Calico; Ivy; Tater Pie; Autumn Leaves; This Can't Be Love; Old Devil Moon.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Israel Crosby: bass; Vernell Fournier: drums.
Note: 4 tracks (You Don't Know What Love Is; Tater Pie; This Can't Be Love; Old Devil Moon) reissued on Cross Country Tour: 1958-1961 (GRP).


Ahmad Jamal Trio, Vol. 4
Argo
Spotlite Club, Washington, D.C., September 5 & 6, 1958.
Tracks: Stompin' At The Savoy; The Girl Next Door; Taboo; Should I?; I Wish I Knew; Cheek To Cheek; Autumn In New York; Secret Love; Squatty Roo; That's All.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Israel Crosby: bass; Vernell Fournier: drums.


Ahmad's Blues
Chess
Spotlite Club, Washington, D.C., September 5 & 6, 1958.
Tracks: Ahmad's Blues; It Could Happen To You; I Wish I Knew; Autumn Leaves; Stompin' At The Savoy; Cheek To Cheek; The Girl Next Door; Secret Love; Squatty Roo; Taboo; Autumn In New York; A Gal In Calico; That's All; Should I?; Seleritus; Let's Fall In Love.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Israel Crosby: bass; Vernell Fournier: drums.


The Portfolio Of Ahmad Jamal
Argo
Spotlite Club, Washington, D.C., September 5 & 6, 1958.
Tracks: This Can't Be Love; Autumn Leaves; Ahmad's Blues; Old Devil Moon; Serelitus; It Could Happen To You; Ivy; Tater Pie; Let's Fall In Love; Aki And Ukthay (Brother And Sister); You Don't Know What Love Is; I Didn't Know What Time It Was; So Beats My Heart For You; A Gal In Calico; Our Delight.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Israel Crosby: bass; Vernell Fournier: drums.
Note: 4 tracks (You Don't Know What Love Is; Tater Pie; This Can't Be Love; Old Devil Moon) reissued on Cross Country Tour: 1958-1961 (GRP).


1959

Ahmad Jamal At The Penthouse
Argo
Nola Penthouse Studio, NYC, February 27 & 28, 1959.
Tracks: Comme Ci, Comme Ca; Ivy; Never Never Land; Tangerine; Ahmad's Blues; Seleritus; I Like To Recognize The Tune; I'm Alone With You; Sophisticated Gentlemen.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Israel Crosby: bass; Vernell Fournier: drums; string section conducted by Joe Kennedy.


1960

Happy Moods
Argo
Ter-Mar Recording Studios, Chicago, IL, January 20 & 21, 1960.
Tracks: Little Old Lady; You'd Be So Easy to Love; Time On My Hands; For All We Know; I'll Never Stop Loving You; Excerpt From The Blues; Rain Check; Speak Low; Rhumba No. 2.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Israel Crosby: bass; Vernell Fournier: drums.


Listen To The Ahmad Jamal Quintet
Argo
Ter-Mar Recording Studios, Chicago, IL, August 15- 17, 1960.
Tracks: Who Cares?; Ahmad's Waltz; Hallelujah; Tempo For Two; Yesterdays; It's A Wonderful World; You Came A Long Way From St. Louis; Valentine; Lover Man; Baia.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Israel Crosby: bass; Vernell Fournier: drums, Ray Crawford: guitar; Joe Kennedy: violin.


1961

Alhambra
Argo
Ahmad Jamal's Alhambra, Chicago, IL, June 1961.
Tracks: We Kiss In the Shadow; Sweet And Lovely; The Party's Over; Love For Sale; Snowfall; Broadway; Willow Weep For Me; Autumn Leaves; Isn't It Romantic?; The Breeze And I.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Israel Crosby: bass; Vernell Fournier: drums.
Note: 4 tracks (Sweet And Lovely; The Party's Over; Snowfall; Broadway) reissued on Cross Country Tour: 1958-1961 (GRP).


All Of You
Argo
Ahmad Jamal's Alhambra, Chicago, IL, June 1961.
Tracks: Isn't It Romantic?; All of You; You're Blasé; Time On My Hands; Angel Eyes; You Go To My Head; Star Eyes; What Is This Thing Called Love?.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Israel Crosby: bass; Vernell Fournier: drums.
Note: 3 tracks (Time On My Hands; Angel Eyes; What Is This Thing Called Love?) reissued on Cross Country Tour: 1958-1961 (GRP).


Ahmad Jamal At The Blackhawk
Argo
Blackhawk, San Francisco, CA, late 1961.
Tracks: I'll Take Romance; My Funny Valentine; Like Someone in Love; Falling in Love With Love; The Best Thing for You; April in Paris; The Second Time Around; We Live in Two Different Worlds; Night Mist Blues.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Israel Crosby: bass; Vernell Fournier: drums.
Note: All tracks except 'We Live in Two Different Worlds' and 'Night Mist Blues' reissued on Cross Country Tour: 1958-1961 (GRP).
Note: One extra track ('Darn That Dream', location unknown, probably early 1962) issued on Cross Country Tour: 1958-1961 (GRP).


1962

Macanudo
Argo
Rudy Van Gelder Recording Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 20 & 23, 1962.
Tracks: Montevideo; Bogota; Sugar Loaf At Twilight; Haitian Marketplace; Buenos Aires; Bossa Nova Do Marilla; Carnival In Panama.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; orchestra directed by Richard Evans.


1963

Naked City Theme
Argo
The Jazz Workshop, San Francisco, CA, December 10, 1963° & June 26-28, 1964¹.
Tracks: Naked City Theme (Somewhere In the Night)°; Minor Moods; One For Miles°; Haitian Marketplace°; Beautiful Love¹; Keep On Keeping On¹; Lollipops And Roses¹.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Jamil Nasser: bass; Chuck Lampkin: drums.


1965

The Roar Of The Greasepaint
Argo
NYC, February 24 & 25, 1965.
Tracks: Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me); That's What It Is To Be Young; This Dream; The Beautiful Land; Look At That Face; Where Would You Be Without Me?; It Isn't Enough; My First Love Song; Sweet Beginning; A Wonderful Day Like Today; Feeling Good.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Jamil Nasser: bass; Chuck Lampkin: drums.


Extensions
Argo
Nola Penthouse Studio, NYC, May 18-20, 1965.
Tracks: This Terrible Planet; Dance To The Lady; Whisper Not; Extensions.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Jamil Nasser: bass; Vernell Fournier: drums.



Rhapsody
Cadet
Nola Penthouse Studio, NYC, December 15-17, 1965.
Tracks: Effendi; Concern; Strange; Invitation; This Could Be The Start Of Something Big; The Shadow Of Your Smile; I Hear A Rhapsody; Then I'll Be Tired Of You; You Can Be Sure.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Jamil Nasser: bass; Vernell Fournier: drums; string section arranged by Joe Kennedy.


1966

Heat Wave
Cadet
Edgewood Recording Studio, Washington, D.C., February 17 & 19, 1966.
Tracks: Heat Wave; April In Paris; Allison; Gloria; St. Thomas; Misty; Maybe September; Fantastic Vehicle; The Girl Next Door.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Jamil Nasser: bass; Frank Gant: drums.


1967

Cry Young
Cadet
Fine Recording Studio, NYC, June 12 & 13, 1967.
Tracks: C'Est Si Bon; Cry Young; Nature Boy; Call Me Irresponsible; There Are Such Things; Minor Moods (Midnight Lament); Who Needs Manhattan; Little Ditty; Tropical Breeze; A Beautiful Friendship; Where Is Love?.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Jamil Nasser: bass; Frank Gant: drums; The Howard Roberts Chorale: voices.


1968

The Bright, The Blue And The Beautiful
Cadet
NYC, February 12 & 13, 1968.
Tracks: By Myself; Never Let Me Go; Wild Is The Wind; Yesterdays; I Wish I Knew; Ballad For Beverly; Lover Man; Of Bass I Love; At Long Last; Gypsies In The Wind.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Jamil Nasser: bass; Frank Gant: drums; The Howard Roberts Chorale: voices.



Tranquility
Impulse
Capitol Studios, NYC, mid 1968.
Tracks: I Say A Little Prayer; The Look Of Love; When I Look In Your Eyes; Illusions; Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You; Emily; Tranquility; Free Again; Manhattan Reflections.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Jamil Nasser: bass; Frank Gant: drums.



At the Top: Poinciana Revisited
Impulse
Village Gate, NYC, 1968.
Tracks: Have You Met Miss Jones?; Poinciana; Lament; Call Me; Theme From 'Valley Of The Dolls'; Frank's Tune; How Insensitive.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Jamil Nasser: bass; Frank Gant: drums.


1970

The Awakening
Impulse
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, February 2 & 3, 1970.
Tracks: I Love Music; Patterns; Dolphin Dance; You're My Everything; Stolen Moments; Wave.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Jamil Nasser: bass; Frank Gant: drums.


1971

Freeflight
Impulse
Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, July 1971.
Tracks: Effendi; Dolphin Dance; Manhattan Reflections; Poinciana.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Jamil Nasser: bass; Frank Gant: drums.



Outertimeinnerspace
Impulse
Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, July 1971.
Tracks: Bogota; Extensions.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano, keyboards; Jamil Nasser: bass; Frank Gant: drums.


1973

Ahmad Jamal '73
20th Century
1973.
Tracks: World Is A Ghetto; Children Of The Night; Superstition; Trilby; Sustah, Sustah; Soul Girl; Peace At Last.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano, keyboards; Orchestra directed by Richard Evans.


1974

Jamalca
20th Century
1974.
Tracks: Ghetto Child; Misdemeanor; Along The Nile; Trouble Man; Jamaica; Don't Misunderstand; Theme Bahamas; Children Calling; Theme From M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless).
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano, keyboards; Orchestra directed by Richard Evans.



Jamal Plays Jamal
20th Century
Generation Sound, NYC & P.S. Recording Studio, Chicago, IL, 1974.
Tracks: Eclipse; Pastures; Dialogue; Spanish Interlude; Death And Resurrection; Swahililand.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano, keyboards; Jamil Nasser: bass; Frank Gant: drums; Azzedin Weston: congas.


1975

Genetic Walk
20th Century
P.S. Recording Studio, Chicago, IL (1-4) & Wailly Heider Recording, Los Angeles, CA (5) & The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA (6-8), 1975.
Tracks: 1. Genetic Walk; 2. Chaser; 3. La Costa; 4. Don't Ask My Neighbor; 5. Spartacus Love Theme; 6. Pablo Sierra; 7. Bellows; 8. Time For Love.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano, keyboards; Danny Leake (4), Calvin Keys (6,7): guitar; John Heard (5,6,7,8), Roger Harris (1), Jamil Nasser (2), Richard Evans (3,4): bass; Steve Cobb (3), Morris Jenkins (1,4), Eddie Marshall (5), Harvey Mason (6), Frank Gant (2,7): drums.


1976

Steppin' Out With A Dream
20th Century
The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA, 1976.
Tracks: Handicapper; Prelude To A Kiss; My One And Only Love; Tucson; Crossfire.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: keyboards; John Heard: bass; Frank Gant: drums; Calvin Keys: guitar.



Live At Oil Can Harry's
Catalyst
Oil Can Harry's, Vancouver, Canada, August 13, 1976.
Tracks: Effendi; Poinciana; Folklore; Bellows.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Calvin Keys: guitar; John Heard: Bass; Frank Gant: drums; Seldon Newton: percussion.


1978

One
20th Century
Wailly Heider Recording, Los Angeles, CA, My, June & July 1978.
Tracks: One (Ahmad)°; Just The Way You Are¹; Jet²; Black Cow³; Dynamoª; Sumayah; Festival*.
Personnel: David Crawford°: flute, alto flute; Ahmad Jamal: piano, clavinet³; Mike Melvoin°¹: synthesizer; Steve Bowling³: keyboards; Calvin Keysª*, John Rowin°¹²³: guitar, Mario Henderson¹²: guitar; Chuck Rainey°, John Heard¹ª*, Scotty Edwards¹²³: bass; Roger Barthelemy°³, Eddie Marshallª*, Andre Fisher¹²: drums; Bill Summers°³, Shondo Rondo Akeim¹², Geoff Howe¹, Paulino Da Costa²*, Hal Blaine³ª, Kenny Nashª*: percussion; Eloise Laws³, Stephanie Spruill³, Virginia Ayers³: background vocals; horn section²³.


1979

Intervals
20th Century
Sierra Pacific Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 1979.
Tracks: You're Welcome Stop On By; Jordie; So In Love; Reggae; Boatride; My One And Only Love; The Tube; Bones.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; others unknown.


1980

Live At Bubba's
Who's Is Who In Jazz
Bubba's Jazz Restaurant, Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 20, 1980.
Tracks: Waltz For Debby; Folks Who Live On The Hill; People; Baia; The Good Life; Autumn In New York; I've Never Been In Love Before.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Sabu Adeyola: bass; Payton Crossley: drums.



Night Song
Motown
Hollywood, CA, October 7, 1980.
Tracks: When You Wish Upon A Star; Déjà Vu; Need To Smile; Bad Times; Touch Me In The Morning; Night Song; Theme From M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless); Something's Missing In My Life.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: keyboards; Gil Askey: keyboards; Oscar Brashear, Robert O'Bryant: trumpet; Maurice Spears, Garnett Brown: trombone; Pete Christlieb: alto sax; Ernie Fields: baritone sax; Calvin Keys, Greg Poree: guitar; John Heard, Kenneth Burke: bass; Chester Thompson: drums.


1981

Live In Concert '81
Personal Choice
'MIDEM', Cannes, France, January 26, 1981.
Tracks: Morning Of The Carnival; One*; Bogota*; Tones For Joan's Bones*; Autumn Leaves.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Gary Burton*: vibes; Sabu Adeyola: bass; Payton Crossley: drums.



Live In Concert Featuring Gary Burton
Chiaroscuro
1981.
Tracks: Appreciation; My Funny Valentine; Chaga De Saudade; The Night Has A Thousand Eyes; African Flower; One.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Gary Burton: vibes; Sabu Adeyola: bass; Payton Crossley: drums.
Note: Probably recorded at the same concert in Cannes as previous entry. Two (bootleg?) DVDs of the concert are available: Ahmad Jamal (Music Video Distributors) and Live In Cannes (Alpha Centauri).


1982

Goodbye Mr. Evans
Shubra
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA, July 1982.
Tracks: Lament For A Dying Boy; Somewhere Along The Nile; Close Enough For Love; Firely; Mellowdrama; Goodbye Mr. Evans; Polka Dots And Moonbeams; Bluesette.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Sabu Adeyola: bass; Payton Crossley: drums; Saldon Newton: percussion.


1985

Digital Works
Atlantic
Dallas, TX, 1985.
Tracks: Poinciana; But Not For Me; Midnight Sun; Footprints; Once Upon A Time; One; La Costa; Misty; Theme From M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless); Biencavo; Time For Love; Wave.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano, keyboards; Larry Ball: bass; Herlin Riley: drums; Iraj Lashkaryl: percussion.



Live At The Montreal Jazz Festival 1985
Atlantic
Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreal, Canada, July 1985.
Tracks: Yellow Fellow; Make Someone Happy; Acorn; Crossroads; Rossiter Road; 'Round Midnight; Footprints; Ebony.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; James Cammack: bass; Herlin Riley: drums; Seldon Newton: percussion.


1986

Rossiter Road
Atlantic
Skyline Studios, NYC, February 1, 1986.
Tracks: Milan; If I Find The Way; Without You; Acorn; Yellow Fellow; Autumn Rain; Winter Snow; Rossiter Road.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; James Cammack: bass; Herlin Riley: drums; Manolo Bradena: percussion.


1987

Crystal
Atlantic
Normandy Sound, Warren, RI, 1987.
Tracks: The Quest For Light°¹; Arabesque°; Avo°¹; Piano Solo 11; For My Daughter°¹; Perugia°¹; The Last Day°¹; Crystal°; Swahililand°¹; The Canteen°¹.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; James Cammack°: bass; David Bowler¹, Willie White¹: drums.


1989

Pittsburgh
Atlantic
Universal Studio, Chicago, IL, 1989.
Tracks: Pittsburgh; Bellows; Mellowdrama; Foolish Ways; Divertimento; Cycles; Fly Away; Apple Avenue.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; James Cammack: bass; David Bowler: drums; Orchestrations by Richard Evans.


1991

Live At Blues Alley Blues
Alley
1991.
Tracks: The Quest For Light; A Time For Love; Serenata; You're My Everything/A Certain Smile; Pusher Man; Dreamsville.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; James Cammack: bass; David Bowler: drums; Seldon Newton: percussion.


1992

Live in Paris '92
Birdology/Verve
La Salle De Spectacles, Colombes, France, April 3 & 4*, 1992.
Tracks: The Tube; Alone Together/Laura/Wild Is the Wind; Caravan; Easy Living; Acorn; Dreamy*; Appreciation; Look For The Silver Lining; The Aftermath.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; James Cammack: bass; Todd Coolman: bass; David Bowler: drums; Gordon Lane: drums.



Chicago Revisited: Live At Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase
Telarc
Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase, Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, IL, November 13 & 14, 1992.
Tracks: All The Things You Are; Daahoud; Tater Pie; Bellows; Blue Gardenia; Dance To The Lady; Be My Love; Where Are You?; Lullaby Of Birdland.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; John Heard: bass; Yoron Israel: drums.


1994

I Remember Duke, Hoagy & Strayhorn
Telarc
Studio A, Clinton Studios, NYC, June 2 & 3, 1994.
Tracks: My Flower; I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good); In A Sentimental Mood; Ruby; Don't You Know I Care (Or Don't You Care To Know); Prelude To A Kiss; Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me; Chelsea Bridge; I Remember Hoagy; Skylark; Never Let Me Go; Goodbye.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Ephriam Wolfolk: bass; Artie Dixson: drums.



Ahmad Jamal With The Assai Quartet
Roesch
Morse Recital Hall, Sprage Memorial Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT° & Horizon Studios, West Haven, CT¹ & Ahmad Jamal's Home, Millbrook, NY², 1994.
Tracks: Temple Court°; Comp Time°; Feast°; Patouche¹; A Short Piece¹; Pots En Verre: No. 1²; Pots En Verre: No. 2²; Pots En Verre: No. 3²; Pots En Verre: No. 4²; Everybody Knows¹.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Ephriam Wolfolk: bass; Artie Dixson: drums; Jaroslaw Lis: violin; Peter Bielly: violin; Suzanne Lefevre: viola; Claude Giron: cello.
Note: The 'Pots En Verre' pieces are solo piano.


1994-1995

The Essence Of Ahmad Jamal, Pt. 1
Birdology/Verve
Studio Marcadet, La Plaine Saint-Denis, France, October 30 & 31, 1994° & Clinton Studio, NYC, February 6 & 7, 1995¹.
Tracks: Flight°; Toulouse°²; The Essence¹; Lover Man°; Catalina°²; Autumn Leaves¹; Street Of Dreams °; Bahia°².
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; George Coleman¹: tenor sax; James Cammack°, Jamil Nasser¹: bass; Idris Muhammad: drums; Manolo Badrena²: percussion.



Big Byrd: The Essence, Pt. 2
Birdology/Verve
Studio Marcadet, La Plaine Saint-Denis, France, October 30 & 31, 1994° & Clinton Studio, NYC, February 6 & 7, 1995¹.
Tracks: Lament°; There's A Lull In My Life°; Manhattan Reflections¹³; Big Byrd¹ª; Jamie My Boy°²; I Love You°.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Donald Byrd: trumpetª; James Cammack°, Jamil Nasser¹: bass; Joe Kennedy Jr.³: violin; Idris Muhammad: drums; Manolo Badrena²: percussion.


1996

Live In Paris 1996
Birdology
Salle Pleyel, Paris, France, October 26, 1996.
Tracks: Bellows; Patches; Autumn Leaves; Devil's In My Den; There's A Lull In My Life.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; George Coleman: tenor sax; Jeff Chambers: bass; Joe Kennedy Jr.: violin; Calvin Keys: guitar; Yoron Israel: drums; Manolo Badrena: percussion.


1997-1998

Nature: The Essence, Pt. 3
Birdology/Atlantic
Studio La Buisonne, Pernes Les Fontaines, France, July 23-25, 1997° & Masuo's Studio, NYC, January 2, 1998¹.
Tracks: If I Find You Again°; Like Someone In Love°; Chaperon¹; Devil's In My Den°*; And We Were Lovers°; Fantastic Vehicle°; The End Of A Love Affair°; Cabin In The Sky/Poor Pierrot/The Reprise°; If I Find You Again°².
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; Stanley Turrentine*: tenor sax; James Cammack: bass; Idris Muhammad: drums; Othello Molineaux²: steel drums.
Note: 'If I Find You again' is a duet by Jamal and Molineaux.


2000

Picture Perfect
Birdology
Millbrook Sound Studio, Millbrook, NY, May 20-24° & C.C.I. Cargill Consultants, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, June 6¹, 2000.
Tracks: Building Number 1°; Le Moment De Vérité - The Proving Ground°; Le Rituel - The Ritual°; Whisperings¹*; It Always Happens°; My Latin°²; Spot One°; Picture Perfect¹; Mystifying°; The Blooming Flower°; Ultra Violet°; It's Only A Flower°.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; James Cammack°, Jamil Nasser¹: bass; Idris Muhammad: drums; Marc Cargill: violin*; L. Aziza Miller², O.C. Smith¹: vocal.



À L'Olympía
Birdology
L'Olympía, Paris, France, November 6, 2000.
Tracks: The Night Has A Thousand Eyes; How Deep Is The Ocean?; Autumn Leaves; My Foolish Heart; Appreciation; Aftermath.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; George Coleman: tenor sax; James Cammack: bass; Idris Muhammad: drums.


2002

In Search Of Momentum
Birdology
Millbrook Sound Studio, Millbrook, NY, August 22-28, 2002.
Tracks: In Search Of; Should I?; Excerpts From 'I'll Take The 20'; Whisperings; Island Fever; I've Never Been In Love Before; Where Are You?; Where Are You Now?; You Can See; I'll Always Be With You.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; James Cammack: bass; Idris Muhammad: drums.


2003

Live In Baalbeck (DVD)
Birdology
Baalbek, Lebanon, July 18 & 19, 2003.
Tracks: Young And Foolish; Where Are You; The Devil's In My Den; I'll Always Be With You; Island Fever; You Can See; Topsy Turvy; The Aftermath; Poinciana; Acorn; Spring Is Here; In Search Of.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; James Cammack: bass; Idris Muhammad: drums.


2004

After Fajr
Birdology
Centre Des Arts, Enghien, France, July 5-7, 2004.
Tracks: I'm Old Fashioned; After Fajr; Milan; Yours Is My Heart Alone; Swahililand; My Heart Stood Still; Time On My Hands; Topsy Turvy; Manhattan Reflections.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; James Cammack: bass; Idris Muhammad: drums; Donna McElroy: vocal; Tom Baskett: vocal; Paul Stiller: vocal.


2007

It's Magic
Birdology
November 25-28, 2007.
Tracks: Dynamo; Swahililand; Back To The Island; It's magic; Wild Is The Wind / Sing; The Way You Look Tonight; Arabesque; Papillon; Fitnah.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; James Cammack: bass; Idris Muhammad: drums; Manolo Badrena: percussions.


2009

A Quiet Time
Dreyfus Jazz
Systems Two Recording Studios, Brooklyn, NY, July 9-11, 2009.
Tracks: Paris After Dark; The Love Is Lost; Flight To Russia; Poetry; Hi Fly; My Inspiration; After JALC (Jazz At Lincoln Center); A Quiet Time; Tranquility; The Blooming Flower; I Hear A Rhapsody.
Personnel: Ahmad Jamal: piano; James Cammack: bass; Kenny Washington: drums; Manolo Badrena: percussions.



As A Side Musician

Ray Brown: Some of My Best Friends Are...The Piano Players
Telarc
Studia A, Clinton Recording Studios, NYC, November 21, 1994.
Tracks: Bag's Groove; Love Walked In; St.Louis Blues.
Personnel: Ray Brown; bass; Ahmad Jamal: piano; Lewis Nash: drums.



Shirley Horn: May The Music Never End
Verve
The Hit Factory, NYC, February 3-5, 2003.
Tracks: Maybe September; This Is All I Ask.
Personnel: Shirley Horn: vocals; Ahmad Jamal: piano; Ed Howard: bass; Steve Williams: drums.

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