Ahmad Jamal

The Classic 1958-1962 Recordings

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The Classic 1958-1962 Recordings Review

by Matt Collar

The 2013 four-disc Ahmad Jamal anthology The Classic 1958-1962 Recordings brings together all of the albums made by Jamal and his trio at the height of their initial success. This includes his seminal 1958 live album, Ahmad Jamal at the Pershing: But Not for Me. Also included are such albums as Happy Moods, Ahmad Jamal's Alhambra, All of You, Ahmad Jamal at the Blackhawk, Portfolio of Ahmad Jamal, and others. For fans looking for a consolidated overview of the influential pianist's early years, The Classic 1958-1962 Recordings is a superb option.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:32 Amazon
2 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 02:35 Amazon
3 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:10 Amazon
4 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 02:57 Amazon
5 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:24 Amazon
6 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 08:08 Amazon
7 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:40 Amazon
8 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 04:11 Amazon
9 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 02:31 Amazon
10 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:12 Amazon
11 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:42 Amazon
12 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:27 Amazon
13 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 02:41 Amazon
14 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:27 Amazon
15 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:24 Amazon
16 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:00 Amazon
17 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:34 Amazon
18 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 04:45 Amazon
19 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:40 Amazon
20 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 02:42 Amazon
21 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 01:49 Amazon
22 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:20 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 04:05 Amazon
2 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:42 Amazon
3 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 04:14 Amazon
4 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:28 Amazon
5 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:43 Amazon
6 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 04:51 Amazon
7 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:21 Amazon
8 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:53 Amazon
9 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 02:19 Amazon
10 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 02:41 Amazon
11 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 05:02 Amazon
12 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 07:45 Amazon
13 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:54 Amazon
14 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:56 Amazon
15 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:08 Amazon
16 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 04:14 Amazon
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Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 02:56 Amazon
18 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:02 Amazon
19 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 05:03 Amazon
20 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:16 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:30 Amazon
2 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 04:35 Amazon
3 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:39 Amazon
4 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 04:46 Amazon
5 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:01 Amazon
6 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 05:16 Amazon
7 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 02:47 Amazon
8 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 05:46 Amazon
9 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:04 Amazon
10 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:20 Amazon
11 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 01:35 Amazon
12 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 04:43 Amazon
13 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:03 Amazon
14 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 04:56 Amazon
15 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 02:39 Amazon
16 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 05:04 Amazon
17 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 04:00 Amazon
18 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:59 Amazon
19 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 04:02 Amazon
20 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 02:30 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 5

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 06:12 Amazon
2 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 05:15 Amazon
3 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 04:20 Amazon
4 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 04:35 Amazon
5 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 06:15 Amazon
6 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 04:13 Amazon
7 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 05:08 Amazon
8 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 07:05 Amazon
9 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 04:33 Amazon
10 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 04:03 Amazon
11 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 04:33 Amazon
12 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 04:27 Amazon
13 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:19 Amazon
14 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:14 Amazon
15 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 02:54 Amazon
16 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 02:34 Amazon
17 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 03:06 Amazon
18 Ahmad Jamal feat: Ahmad Jamal Trio 02:41 Amazon
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