Ahmad Jamal Poinciana

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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.

Tracks:

  • 1.2Ahmad's Blues
  • 2.Ahmad's Blues
  • 3.Poinciana (The Song Of The Tree)
  • 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 (Brother And Sister)
  • 10.Slaughter On 10th Avenue
  • 11.A Gal In Calico
  • 12.It's Easy To Remember

Product Description:

POINCIANA contains material recorded between 1951 and 1955. Includes liner notes by Stanley Crouch.
This fascinating date features pianist Ahmad Jamal at the beginning of his recording career. With guitarist Ray Crawford and either Eddie Calhoun or Israel Crosby on bass, Jamal showcases a style that would be a major influence on Miles Davis' music. Jamal's use of space and dynamics was very different than the style of any other jazz pianist of the era. His versions of "Old Devil Moon," "Will You Still Be Mine?," "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," and "A Gal in Calico" inspired Miles to record the songs in a similar fashion, and his "Billy Boy" became the basis of a performance by the Red Garland Trio. Most fascinating is Jamal's inventive interpretation of "Pavanne," for it has a section very reminiscent of "So What" (which was not "composed" by Davis until over two years later) and a melody statement that is exactly the same as John Coltrane's "Impressions." ~ Scott Yanow

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  • Sales Rank: 15,891
  • UPC: 886972403625
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