Ahmad Jamal

Complete Collection Part One: 1951-1959

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The 2014 four-disc Ahmad Jamal anthology Complete Collection Part One: 1951-1959 brings together eight of the innovative jazz pianist's earliest and best-loved albums. Included among these is Jamal's classic 1958 live album At the Pershing: But Not for Me, which featured his groundbreaking hit "Poinciana." Also included are 1955's Ahmad Jamal Trio, 1956's Count 'Em 88, 1958's Portfolio of Ahmad Jamal, and more. These are all essential albums in Jamal's discography.

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